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A woman who fears the Lord

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“…but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

Today I woke up at 6, grabbed a coffee and a sweatshirt, threw my teenager and some friends in the car and took them to track practice.

I started laundry at 6:30 am and that has been running non-stop and now about to fold my sixth load with number seven in the wash and the final number eight waiting its turn on the floor in front of them. I still have that one lonely sock without his friend.

The dishwasher has been emptied twice, has run two full loads, and is waiting to be emptied yet again this evening.

I served five breakfasts, made two lunches to go and two more at home, baked banana bread and a chocolate cake, snacked four hungry kids and made tacos for dinner for the six of us. I cleaned the kitchen three times.

Went to the gym, the grocery store, the dry cleaners, took a kid for a haircut, paid some bills, registered my baby for kindergarten, ran kids to school and picked up some others in the afternoon. Registered two kids for sports and made travel plans for another one.

Did some creative work online, proofread a brochure, began a new writing project and scheduled media for the week for a volunteer job I picked up recently.

My work horses

About to help brush teeth, read stories, sing songs, pray prayers and turn off lights for three little boys and snuggle in my big girl’s room for some laughs and giggles as the day winds down. Then my man and I will sit in our chairs, talk or watch TV until one of us starts snoring, then turn in for the night to do it all over again tomorrow morning.

I like to read about the “wife of noble character” in Proverbs 31:10-31 and imagine some days that surely with all that I’m doing I must be just like her! I mean, the passage speaks of wool and flax and getting up while it’s still dark outside and making meals, buying fields, etc. I think that the 2019 version of my day might be a good update to that lady’s typical day back in Psalms….

However, if I equate my success with completing this exhausting list of things to do every day, then I have missed the call of Biblical womanhood.

“…but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

I can do all of these wonderful things and miss time with Jesus and it has been for nothing. For time with Him through prayer and reading His Word is what builds my trust in Him instead of trusting in my own skills, talents and abilities.

Women- we are all working so hard day after day after day. And yet I am so thankful that there is One greater than me who is chasing after me with His goodness and mercy every second of every moment of every day. His name is Jesus…and He loves you more than you’ll ever know. Time with Him is better than finished laundry. ❤️

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