Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Hey girls! Sorry I haven't written in awhile! I miss you all! I am sitting on a porch looking out over the mountains in the Dominican Republic it's gorgeous! Ok let's dive right in!

Proverbs 31:11- Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing in value.

How can we apply this to our lives right now??

Her husband has FULL confidence in her. That means that no matter what he can fully trust her!! He can trust her with hard responsibilities and to manage things; and he can trust her with sharing things with her!

This means that we should be so faithful and do things with integrity! No matter what! Even if it's a extremely hard task or responsibility people know that they can come to you because you are trustworthy and they know that no matter what you can get it done and they can fully trust you to do it! How awesome of a reputation would that be?? People have full confidence in you! In every area!

Every area!! hmm..that also means with our tongues!! Uh oh!! Hehe! When people share things with you, you keep it in confidence so as to not ruin their reputation or yours! I know this is so hard for us girls because we LOVE to talk..and often it gets into gossip, but how much better would it be for people to know you as someone they can come to and trust! And know that after they tell you the whole world won't know by tomorrow?

Full Confidence! People have no worries when they are around you because you put them at ease! And with this they lack NOTHING of value! In another translation it says "Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life." Wow! So we enrich people's lives through being trustworthy!

Be a person of integrity! It stands out!! Believe me! People will notice that no matter what they can trust you with anything! But don't just do it to be praised! God loves it when we show integrity! So it's a win-win-win situation! You are helping people, building a good reputation, and pleasing God! All at the same time!

So next time someone trusts you with something to do..don't just do it 100%!! Far surpass their expectations!! Let's GREATLY enrich people's lives!! That's why we're here!!!

I love you all!!


Ps..Oh yeah! My friend Jake reminded me of this too!! Can not forget this!!: Also, part of having full confidence is knowing that you won't have "wandering eyes." Looking at EVERY guy thinking hmm.."Is he the one".."Oh!! he is sooo cute!!" I do it alot! But it's a habit that we need to work on breaking so that we don't do this in our marriages!! So many people have told me that once they get in that habit of being "On the prowl" it is very harmful after marraige! So trust God!! He will bring that person to you! It's alot easier that way!!...now I have to majorly work on that too..so you all aren't alone!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Rubies! - Proverbs 31:10

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”

What in the world does this mean?

First even though you may not be a wife or even become one soon you still have to work on these qualities because they are God’s plan for how a woman is supposed to be!

First we’ll look at noble character. Noble means having or showing qualities of high moral character, such as courage, generosity, or honor: a noble spirit. It also says in a different translation a virtuous woman. One of the meanings of virtuous means to be pure! Untainted or corrupted. Also someone who has saved themselves for their husband.

So basically in this verse it is saying who can find a girl that has strong character all the time and who is pure! The thing is is that it’s not popular to be pure or to stand up for what you believe is right! The world wants us to be passive and just go with the flow! YEAH RIGHT! We need to go against the grain! If the world was heading the right direction then it wouldn’t say in this verse “Who can find?” but because hardly anyone these days stay pure and have that strong noble character, we’re hard to find!

Even if you haven’t stayed pure in the past there is hope now! God can totally wipe your slate clean! All you need to do is ask for forgiveness It’s worth it!

Be that needle in the haystack! Or ruby in the haystack! Build that character up! Work on the fruit of the spirit! Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control. The way you know how your character is is how you act in the middle of situations! If you react mean and harsh then you know that you need to work on love and peace! If you can’t stop eating those doughnuts then you know that you have to work on self control! Every time that you react right and with the fruit of the spirit it is building your character! Ask God to help you to strengthen that character…and watch out it won’t be easy! But it will be worth it because you’re a ruby being shined!

I love you all!