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A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
These are the words that I had the AWESOME gift and opportunity to speak over my sweet sister-in-law. I first cupped her face in my hands and eye-to-eye told her what her life had meant to me. I wanted to affirm in her the godly example that she had been for any one person that has ever come in contact with her. She has preached in prisons and shared her heart about Christ time and time again with "the least of these". She is a warrior.
While laying in her hospital bed, I read this scripture over her, and washed her feet. I have never washed anyone's feet before, but I know it is a biblical way of humbling yourself and showing someone how special they are. I am not sure what cleansed them most, my tears or the water that I was using. Then I rubbed in some yummy smelling lotion, while I prayed and thanked God for her life. It was one of the highlights of my life and you could feel the Holy Spirit in every inch of that hospital room. It wasn't until I was through that I could even hear the sobs of my mother and brother....
These are the times when we get just a small glimpse of what heaven will be like....
SOMEBODY LOVES their MOMMY!
take time to smell the flowers....
Josie and Asher, both home from the same children's home in Uganda...HOW SWEET IT IS!
The Lord's spirit has filled my soul more and more as each day passes. I marvel as I look at the family that I have been blessed with. I look into each and every face and could weep. Gwen being in Uganda, laying eyes on her children for the first time, just reminds me how fortunate I am to have them all here with me. I am so thankful for days like today that make me stop and reflect on what a miracle that Jesus Christ was, IS, and always will be. I am also grateful for "family days" so that we can take a step back and just be thankful. I had the best time watching all of my children get SO excited for Josie Love's first Easter at home! Each and every one celebrated this fun day with her in their own little unique way.
Gwen called, she made it to Uganda!!!!! She was sitting under her mosquito net getting ready for bed so that she can wake up and go touch her babies! YAYAYAY! While she is there popping bon bons, I am here slaving away with 147 Million Orphans. We now have our spring Feed 1's in hand! The pics do not do them justice. The melon Feed 1 is a real pretty coral color with chocolate writing. The blue is a bright robin's egg blue.
ALSO, because of MANY requests...we have athletic gear! Perfect for any type of exercise.... You marathon runners..her is your chance to bring awareness while training AND feed a hungry child with your purchase! We have tanks for women and short sleeve for men (and women). It speaks BOLDLY from the front to bring awareness and has our favorite verse on the back....CHECK THEM OUT!
the pics are not up on our site yet...but you can still purchase all of these....147millionorphans.com
combing out the tangles, Joshua and Regan decided to help...
Doesn't it look like shiny yarn?!?! So cute!
Could little Regan be ANY MORE beautiful?!?!
little sister is so proud! she is testing them out! she stood in front of that mirror and just grinned and grinned!
- I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.