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She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms. (NKJV)

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. (KJV)

At first glance it looks like she goes to the gym. But of course, there were no gyms at that time, and all anyone had to do to stay in shape and be strong was to work every day. 

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I’m just going to say it – out loud and blunt. If you have children, it’s important to raise them yourself. Your children need you. No one is going to be able to teach them your values and beliefs, or hold them for as long as they want to be held or keep track of the fact that they like broccoli but not brownies.

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She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. Pro. 31:16

This woman is self-employed. She makes her own business decisions, and she must have some kind of training or knowledge about fields in order to know when a field is worth purchasing.  I feel safe in making that assumption because she considers it.

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Follow up? Follow up to what? If you remember there was not much to Monday’s post. There didn’t seem to be any treasure to be unearthed in that verse. Doesn’t it seem like there would be treasure in every verse? I mean, this is the Bible, written by man but inspired by the Holy Spirit. And as I wrote that,

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She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants. Proverbs 31:15

Let’s just say she gets up early! 🙂 Later in this chapter it says, ‘her light does not go out at night’. Hmm… when did she sleep? Let’s remember this is the potential mother in law making this list.

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