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Friday, November 20, 2009

Not a school post

nor a Science Friday post (more directed at the title of my blog than anything else). I was struck, earlier, at the beauty of the sun rise. It seemed so bright this morning, probably for two reasons. First, it had been raining yesterday, so it was dark, drab, gray, blah, blah, blah!! Secondly, being toward the end of November, most of the leaves in our neighbor have dropped, giving a better view of the sun through our living room window. Through the glory of the the light, short comings are often seen however. The shortcomings here ~ dust everywhere. On each entertainment component, the tv screen, the screens to our windows (screens are inside as the windows crank outward), on EVERY surface of EVERY nic nac that I have. It was still a great sun rise and I know I can be kept busy with what has been set before me. Makes me think of Proverbs 31 and feel blessed that I have things to do for our family. Here's the portion I was dwelling on and desiring to be like:

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
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 praise at the city gate.

So, with that in mind, I'll sign off to check on school progress, grab a dust cloth, and get to work.

Have a great Friday readers!!!

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