Thursday, April 1, 2010

Who I want to be

10An excellent wife who can find?
   She is far more precious than jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
   and he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good, and not harm,
   all the days of her life.
13She seeks wool and flax,
   and works with willing hands.
14She is like the ships of the merchant;
   she brings her food from afar.
15She rises while it is yet night
   and provides food for her household
   and portions for her maidens.
16She considers a field and buys it;
   with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17She dresses herself with strength
   and makes her arms strong.
18She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
   Her lamp does not go out at night.
19She puts her hands to the distaff,
   and her hands hold the spindle.
20She opens her hand to the poor
   and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of snow for her household,
   for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
22She makes bed coverings for herself;
   her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates
   when he sits among the elders of the land.
24She makes linen garments and sells them;
   she delivers sashes to the merchant.
25Strength and dignity are her clothing,
   and she laughs at the time to come.
26She opens her mouth with wisdom,
   and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27She looks well to the ways of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28Her children rise up and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:
29"Many women have done excellently,
   but you surpass them all."
30Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands,
   and let her works praise her in the gates.
 [Proverbs 31: 10-31]

The desires of my heart...
to be an excellent wife
to be someone my husband trusts
to do him good always
to be willing to work with a cheerful heart
to cook for my family (and be good at it!)
to work hard
to plan ahead
to be thoughtful and deliberate in my words and actions
to be willing to wait for reward
to be in good physical shape
to dress modestly and appropriately
to offer some of myself to those who have less than me
to be joyful for the days to come, and not worried
to trust God's plan and timing
to spend time with the Lord daily
to be prepared for the unexpected
to succeed at my attempts
to speak with wisdom and kindness and gentleness
to be productive with my time
to fear the Lord
to remember I am so very blessed


  1. I love this, J. And I love having a friend like you. :)

  2. We love you, J loves you and, most of all, He Loves You.