Sep 28, 2012

Feminine Friday: She Spends Wisely

Our sixth virtue from Proverbs 31 this week is "She spends her money wisely." I think this one ties well into her husband trusting her. He provides for her and trusts she will wisely use her resources. We all know that setting a realistic budget that uniquely complements our individual family's income and expenses is a wise decision. However, writing a budget and sticking to it are two very different things.

Sep 21, 2012

Feminine Friday: She Is Self-Sacrificing


I'm truly enjoying this series because I'm as much speaking to myself as I am writing to encourage others. All too often, I am aware that I do make self-sacrificing choices but I don't always have a joyful, giving heart-attitude. Sometimes I just want a moment where no one is asking for my attention or asking for a clean shirt or wondering where dinner is. On the surface, we might be quick to assure each other that these feelings are okay and normal and that we deserve "me time" but the heart of the matter is that life isn't about me but about what I can do for those around me while serving Christ. A woman who has set her mind and heart toward being the Biblical wife and mother she has been called to be will inevitably show herself to be self-sacrificing. While this virtue may not come so naturally to most of us, with determination (desire to do what is right) and prayer, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)

Sep 14, 2012

Feminine Friday: She Is Resourceful


Today's topic is the fourth feminine behavior, "she is resourceful." As homemakers, it is our responsibility to tend to the majority of the shopping, menu planning, cooking, and health of our families. Sometimes this can become like any other chore in the house and we may seek ways to make these tasks easier on ourselves rather than viewing them as a service we are doing for our families. Let's find out the significance of her "bringing her food from afar."

Sep 12, 2012

What We've Been Up To

Sean doing Preschool.
I haven't been writing as much lately as I'd like so I thought I'd share a little update on what the Reeves family has been up to.

Sep 7, 2012

Feminine Friday: She Willingly Works Hard

Proverbs 31:13 (ESV)
Welcome back to this week's discussion on feminine behaviors from the much admired Proverbs 31 description of a wife and mother. Today we are discussing the feminine behavior "She willingly works hard." As wives and mothers, we might feel like this is one we have down to a tee, am I right? We sacrifice and we drive ourselves to perform for others. However, the key word we are going to discuss today is "willingly." Shall we?

Sep 5, 2012

Fall Twig Wreath

Final Product!

Pinterest is full of gorgeous visuals for autumn wreath crafting. I had no lack of inspiration when I decided I wanted to create my own unique wreath for the upcoming fall season. What I may have lacked was a bit of confidence that I could do it so I decided that a twig wreath looked like a "beginner" level compared to some of the more completely decorated wreaths. Today I would like to share with you how I made my very own fall twig wreath!