Accentuate the Negative

Eve was a sinner. Sarah was a doubter. Rebecca was a deceiver. Tamar was incestuous. Rahab was a prostitute. Jael was a murderer. Bathsheba was an adulterer. Mary Magdalen was demon possessed. Earlier this week, I mentioned that I hate the Proverbs 31 woman, mainly because her perfection causes me to feel guilty. These women, … Continue reading Accentuate the Negative

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I don’t want to be a hypocrite

This is the third post in a series on guilt. If you are just joining in, here's Part 1 and Part 2. :: Here's the thing, I am struggling through this right now. In fact, most of what I right about here are the things I am wrestling with. This place is where I have chosen … Continue reading I don’t want to be a hypocrite

The Useless Emotion

Based on the response yesterday, we all love to hate the Proverbs 31 woman. But why? One person on Twitter said, "How many of us like to be compared to an ideal," which is so true. No one likes to come up short. Comparison isn't so bad when we know we're doing well. However, when … Continue reading The Useless Emotion

I hate the Proverbs 31 woman

You know what drives me crazy? "Busy" status updates on Twitter and Facebook. You know the ones I'm talking about: Today I'm planting my garden, making my own baby food, homeschooling my six children, baking cookies for my husband to take to work, running 5-miles, cleaning the bathroom, doing the laundry, knitting a baby blanket … Continue reading I hate the Proverbs 31 woman