This year I have been able to take some time and be part of a Bible Study at our church. After I rush around with the kiddos all day, attempt to get something on the table for our family to eat between 5:30pm and 6:00 pm, we rush out the door to get the neighbor kid and attempt to arrive at AWANA on time. I must say...we have been doing very well with that last part. The meal on the table...sometimes that is lacking and we have to have Chris pick up something on the way home. It really just depends on how my day is going and if I have 15 minutes to figure something out for us to eat and make it in that time frame.
As the kids are enjoying AWANA and learning, I too am getting a chance to learn again. At first I wasn't sure if this study would pertain to me but I really am starting to enjoy it and learn a lot.
I was reminded last night of some very important verses in the Bible in Proverbs. It tied in very well to what we were reading and was very interesting to read in relation to what the Bible Study is talking about.
I wondered though if there was a modern version somewhere of these verses...and guess what!?! With the power of Google, I was able to manage to find just that.
So, in modern words...here is what I read last night.
10 A wife of noble character, who can find? She is worth far more than rubies – so buy her diamonds.
11 Her husband knows that she has everything under control and he has nothing to complain about.
12 She is the source of the goodness in his life – not the harm.
13 She selects denim and cotton-poly blends from the discount rack and works eagerly with her hands to remove the price stickers so her children will not know that their trendy clothes were bought on clearance.
14 She shops at Target and WalMart and occasionally goes all the way across town to Meijer in order to get the best value for her money.
15 She is up before the sun, pouring cereal and packing lunches.
16 She considers an old dresser at a yard sale and buys it, and with the money she saved on her grocery bill, she is able to buy paint and new knobs for the dresser.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; she can carry two loads of laundry and a child without breaking a sweat.
18 She sells the dresser on E-Bay and stays up late waiting to see how much profit she’s made.
19 She replaces missing buttons and mends holes in everyone’s clothing.
20 She donates to the food bank and gives blood regularly.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household – it’s too bad if they don’t like the bright red hats and scarves; at least they’ll be warm.
22 She makes the beds and manages to pull together matching outfits for herself.
23 Her husband goes off to work, where he sits with the other businessmen.
24 She chooses something she’s good at and figures out how to make money by doing it.
25 Outwardly, she is clothed with strength and dignity, even if she’s missing an under-wire and she had to grab a longer skirt to hide the huge hole in her pantyhose. She can laugh at the days to come because all the kids’ science projects are done, and last year’s Halloween costume will be adequate for the school play.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and consistent instruction is on her tongue.
27 She pays the bills and makes sure everyone gets to the right swimming lessons on the right day. She does not eat the bread of idleness, because she is on Atkins.
28 Her children yell, “Thanks, Mom” as they grab their lunch and run out the door. Her husband also says,
29 “Thanks, Babe. You’re the best.”
30 Charm only gets you so far, and beauty is temporary, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her respect wherever she goes.