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…
You can hear the rushing water from far away. It's a sound like no other, the music of a creek tripping over the rocks. This melody means fresh water, clean water, a way to quench the thirst that comes from traveling.
The moving, dancing water calls to the heart. You know the sound means water, and you want to be close to it. It is pleasant to the eye, a joy to the ear and peaceful to the soul. You want to sit there, listening and breathing in the sights and sounds that have pulled you away from the dirt and grime of the world. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalm 42:1
As the heart is pulled to the rushing water, it is pulled even more to be close to the Lord. The creek may satisfy thirst for a time, but God will satisfy our soul's longing for all eternity. When we've been roughed up from a day in the world, what a soothing time it is to sit alone in the presence of the Lord.
Today's the day that Stuff From Trees introduces four new product lines! Come visit our booth at Santa's Workshop to see all of them and get some of your Christmas shopping done early. All the details about where and when are at the bottom of this post.
#1 - Our Christmas line. We have ornaments, notebooks, stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts and all the holiday gift packaging you need. Wouldn't it be great to walk out of the show with several names checked off your list?
#2 - Our Handwritten line. Give gift sets of journals and pens, plus lots of handmade greeting cards in a variety of themes. You may decide you want to keep some for yourself, too, especially when you have a new pen to write with.
#3 - Our Scrabble line. While the journals are my favorite (come see them for yourself and you'll understand why), we can spell out words and phrases just for you in a variety of ways. We love custom orders here at Stuff From Trees - ask us about it!