The Dreaded Woman

by Sharman J. Monroeanonymous-376540_1280

I’m a woman and the words “Proverbs 31 woman” make me cringe. Every Mother’s Day when the male pastors dust off their sermons about the Proverbs 31 woman, I check out. I wonder if they really understand what they are talking about. I roll my eyes at the thought of getting up everyday while it’s still dark outside and everyone is still sleeping to make breakfast, lunch and dinner for my household (Prov. 31:15). The thought of planting and maintaining a garden to feed my family on top of making everyone’s clothes makes my head spin. (Prov. 31:16-22). I suck my teeth at the thought of my husband sitting around doing nothing with his buddies who slyly slap him on the back for having a woman who does all the work (Prov. 31:28). This is 2015! I have a 9 to 5 outside of the house! And what about the single woman who doesn’t have children or a husband? I don’t see any mention of her. I think the Proverbs 31 standard is impossible to reach. I definitely don’t feel I reach it; I’m not even close. But I know God and I know He doesn’t direct us to do anything that we are unable to do. So, recently as I forced myself to read Proverbs 31 (I was doing a Proverbs 31-Day challenge), I asked God to help me. I asked for a revelation because something was wrong. This is what God revealed me.

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Don’t Wait Until You Feel Like It

By: Tammy A. Phillips

While my youngest sister was studying for her nursing degree, one of her classmates committed suicide.  This woman was not known to the other students.  However, their professor announced that the entire class would be attending this young woman’s funeral.   Many complained bitterly about tolerating this inconvenience for someone they did not know.  But the professor was insistent.

Begrudgingly, dozens of students showed up at the funeral home.  What they saw broke their hearts: only two women stood in front of the casket; no one else was present.   The women, who were the dead student’s mother and sister, turned around and almost collapsed with joy when they saw the uniformed nursing students.   They profusely thanked each one for taking time out of their busy schedules to be with them.   Mother and sister were convinced that others cared about their loved one. Continue reading

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Unforgiveness Affecting Your Health?

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By Carlyn Paschall

Are you drinking the proverbial poison and expecting the other person to die? That’s what happens when we refuse to forgive. The person goes on with their life, while we are holding the bag of hurt they left behind. Just think, how many people have we, unintentionally or intentionally, hurt with our words or actions? Did God forgive us? When we walk in unforgiveness, we’re actually walking in sin, causing harm to ourselves, spiritually and physically. Continue reading

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February 12, 2015 · 3:47 pm

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