One of the characteristics of a woman who is leading a victorious Christian life is virtue. A virtuous woman is willing to conform to both moral and divine law, someone who glows with purity and goodness. Sounds like an overwhelming goal, doesn't it? Well, just like everything else in our lives, God has given us exactly what we need to triumph in the virtues He would have us attain.
"And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman" (Ruth 3:11).
Ruth was a poor widow, one who chose to leave her native Moab for her mother-in-law's home town of Bethlehem. She was given the choice to stay behind, but her relationship with Naomi was more important. Ruth was devoted to both her former family and the new family that would greet them (Ruth 4:15).
While she was forced to work in the fields to supply the household's needs, Ruth worked with diligence and stamina. In the second cha…
My sweet and loving husband gave me my birthday present three weeks early.
I had asked Danny for a bench that I could put down by the big pond. I wanted a place where I could go, pray and relax away from the struggles of the day. He blessed my heart in so many ways by creating this bench out of landscaping timbers with his own two hands. His talents amaze me all the time.
But what meant even more was that he was willing to brave 110 degree temperatures to finish this just for me. That speaks volumes about the loving heart of this wonderful man. Thank you, Sweetie!
I'm so excited to get it down by the water and spend some time with the Lord. The first thing I want to do is thank Him from the bottom of my heart for the husband He gave me. I'm blessed beyond measure.
We received such a blessing at ladies retreat this past weekend. It was a time of rest, renewal and soaking in the word of God. So much time and energy was put into the food, the activities and the decorations, which are my favorite parts of the planning process.
I designed several bulletin boards for the ladies of our church to put together, and they knocked it out of the park. We generally use plastic tablecloths for the backgrounds, and then print out letters and words on the computer when we can't find remade letters we like. I also picked up several packages of multicolored leaves at the dollar store.
This one is my favorite. Each letter has two holes punched in the top, and they're strung on twine and stapled to the background. This is a great way to make a rustic banner in just minutes.
We were also able to use a variety of borders from the church's massive collection. Each bulletin board then had the same theme, but drastically different colors and patterns. Mixin…