My name is Jenni and I have been thinking and praying about something for quite a while now. I want to not only be a good wife and mother, I want to be a GREAT one 🙂 I love my husband and kids like crazy and I want to be the best steward of their presence in my life as I possibly can be.
This lead me to Proverbs 31 (probably the most popular section in the Bible about how to be a Godly woman) and I read it, and then read it again, and again… Needless to say, some things are pretty dated and others are not. As an example, when it says “She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships bringing her food from afar” (NIV Proverbs 31:13-14). I don’t know about you, but I don’t have to spin my own wool and flax for my clothing (although I do spin for fun). I think there are a ton of PRACTICAL ideas that can be generated from this particular passage.
Ok, so you are probably asking yourself; what is this blog going to be about?
The answer? A WHOLE LOT!!!
The woman in Proverbs 31 is amazing! Something to strive for to be sure, but I found myself wondering if one person can actually possess all of those skills and attributes! I don’t know the answer to that, but like I said, it is something to strive for and I have always been told that you get further if are working towards a goal…
Right now, I have LOTS of goals. I decided to find practical ways to pursue being a Godly wife and mother 🙂 Here are some of the things I am working on, and I am sure that the list will grow as I get further in to this project. 🙂
Gardening (and canning/preserving)
Budgeting and Investing
Having financial margin
How to contribute financially while still staying home with our kids
Gaining margin in our very busy lives
Developing your talents and gifts
Involving kids in the business of running a home
I am by no means an expert in all of these areas, but I am actively learning about each one (as well as some others) and I would love it if you would not only contribute with your own ideas, but also learn with me.Not sure how this list ties in with Proverbs 31? I guess you will just have to come back and check it out 😉
I think I’m going to call it “Proverbs 31 in Century 21″… Kind of has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? 🙂