27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
VIGILANT: While she is intentional about making time for rest and refreshment, she is not lazy or self-entitled. Rather, she manages her household with vigilant care. Continue reading “Episode 173: Praising the Wife of Noble Character”
Little is reliably known about St. Valentine. Legend has it that he was a Christian priest during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius who was martyred for his witness. Another tale says that he secretly married Christian couples to keep husbands from being conscripted into military service. Thus the “romantic” aspect of Valentine’s story…
In our culture, Valentine’s Day celebrates romantic love.
Christians often minimize romantic attraction as superficial and fleeting, but the proper meaning of “romance” refers Continue reading “Yet Another Valentine’s Day Blog…”
Like many of us, I began the year with a sense of hope and expectation. I resolved to do better, be healthier, be more strategic, and have greater impact.
Only one month into the New Year and I’ve discovered two main obstacles to my resolve… Continue reading “Is Obstinate Perfectionism Killing Your New Year’s Resolve?”
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
ROMANTIC: The virtuous wife makes their bed chamber a place of comfort and beauty. She understands that the private time that she and her husband share with each other is the heartbeat of their relationship. Continue reading “Episode 172: Celebrating the Wife of Noble Character”
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
SAVVY: The virtuous wife is thrifty but also willing to make shrewd investments. She reinvests her profits into long-term opportunities (like vineyards) that produce benefit year after year. Continue reading “Episode 171: Describing the Wife of Noble Character”