Sunday Grace: Proverbs 31

…. She finds wool and flax
and busily spins it.
She is like a merchant’s ship,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household ….
 

 

…. She goes to inspect a field and buys it;



      with her earnings she plants a vineyard.

 

  She is energetic and strong,
      a hard worker.
  She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
      her lamp burns late into the night.
  Her hands are busy spinning thread,



      her fingers twisting fiber.

 

  She extends a helping hand to the poor
      and opens her arms to the needy….

 

 

…. She carefully watches everything in her household


      and suffers nothing from laziness.

 

 

  Her children stand and bless her….

 

 

 

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;



      but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.

 


  Reward her for all she has done.

 

      Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

~Proverbs 31 …. misc verses

 

Anywhere you go in our little country town if the name Miss Odessa is mentioned, someone will inevitably say, I know her! They will tell of how she cooked for their mom at sometime, gave food when they had none, was there in a difficult time for their family, sewed clothes for them, always working at Vacation Bible School, and singing in the choir.  This is a woman who traveled to every single football game, home and away, last fall to watch our daughter march in the band, who cooked for me and did my laundry when I had surgery seven months ago, who will set a table for her grandchildren no matter what the meal; this beautiful lady has cared who has given so much and cared for so many is now the one who needs us.
Audley’s precious 82 year old grandmother was in an auto accident this last week and is in the hospital with serious injuries.  Right now all of our time is spent caring for her and for Pop, who has been sick for several months now.  I do not mind as this woman has been like my own grandmother for 16 years now.  I have watched her with amazement as she gardens, keeps house, and truly loves people.
Now it is our turn to carry on that legacy and care for Granny and Pop with the dedication and love she has shown her family and community.
Those are mighty big shoes to fill.

2 thoughts on “Sunday Grace: Proverbs 31

  1. Jen, I am so sorry to read about Audley's grandmother being hurt and in the hospital. What a beautiful tribute you have given her and I know that she's been teaching a lot of women by her example. She's teaching more even now because of this post. She will be in my prayers as often as the Lord brings her to mind. Pop, too, and the entire family. May you all know the comfort that only God can give right in the middle of this. Blessings and love…

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