Today's passage: I Corinthians 11
Have I said this before? I struggle with the Pauline epistles. Maybe you have noticed that my posts have not been as regular as before. It has not been because I have not been reading. Sometimes I read the same verses for a couple days, really trying to absorb what is there. Of course the ever changing sleep patterns of my boys does delay the process a bit too.
|The Virtuous Wife|
Taken from Treasures of the Bible
By Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D.
International Publishing Company, 1894
I know I am not always the person I should be. I know I am not always the wife or the mother God wants me to be. I am not always the friend, the daughter, the sister, the church member I ought to be. I have to wonder sometimes if I am getting anything right. I don't say this to garner sympathy. Sometimes we all need a spiritual check-up to see how we are doing. I've failed several of these spiritual tests lately. I'm not proud of it. I want so much to be the woman God wants for me to be, but every day I see how far I need to go. I am striving to be that virtuous woman, and I don't know if I will ever get there. On that note, I have a house that needs cleaning, a darling boy who needs some mommy time, and a heart that needs some encouragement. I'm going to put on some good gospel music and allow the words of those songs and songwriters banish the blues. A little weepy today, for no good reason. Just one of those days, I guess.