The Virtuous Woman Award!

 

 

My beautiful tiny friend Renee nominated me for this “Virtuous Woman Award!”

I reference her size due to her most recent post, which  had me chuckling  called “Short People .” Renee may be tiny, yet she has the biggest heart  and will get down in the mud to pray for a friend or love one, this lady knows how to cry out to God! Renee is sensitive to others emotions and feels deeply what they are going through due to being tender-hearted, compassionate and caring. Renee gives of her time never expecting anything in return.  Great things come in small packages, Renee is an amazing wife, mother and Nana!  I am honored to call her my friend!

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Thank you Renee for this nomination.

 

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.”

Debra’s Thoughts on this Award!

Originally, I felt I didn’t deserve this award, as I refreshed my reading on  Proverbs 31. I’m not a proverbial wife I didn’t  measure up to the perfection of the proverbial woman. I’m divorced. In the past, I  tended to ignore the Proverbs woman all together because reading it made me  feel defeated.

After getting this award, I read it again then discovered something new, maybe I am growing into a Proverbial woman, just as I am a work in progress with Jesus.

I learned I am worthy, a warrior for Christ, a daughter, who is loved by ABBA, as I have faced many hard battles. I didn’t chose my divorce, it left me heartbroken. I had to learn to be courageous, God clothed me in his strength when I was weak.  I had to fight to keep my dignity.  When my man said I was unworthy God showed me my worth, wooing me with his ancient love song and wrapping it around my heart. There came a time when I could only rely on God, which built trust. God placed a shield of trust  over me to teach me I could rely on him, he would never abandon me or forsake me.  I believe in kindness, giving to others, being available to help. I’m creative, busy, a good manager, and I care for my household, my mother. I am blessed beyond measure with a beautiful daughter, who is my sunshine, my wonderful sun in law and four adorable grandchildren who I have  shared the story of Jesus and how good he is to me; all of us. I have been privileged to rock five beautiful babies, laying hands on them in prayer. I watched them come to know Jesus and seeing that love grow is amazing,  baby dedications, witnessing  many of them accepting Christ as their Savior and baptism. God is showing me, a divorced woman, can be a proverbial woman too…… I didn’t give up, I pushed forward despite my circumstances, for you must survive, even when broken hearted, I was persistant! Look at all these blessings! Thank you Jesus!

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‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:10-29‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Created by John @ The Eclectic Contrarian

Rules are simple…paste the scripture, add an image, and state why you chose the women you’ve mentioned.

My WordPress Nominees

Nicole Wow, how many times have I need a good word of encouragement, and I head to your page , and my cup is filled. Truly you inspire me with your post dealing with depression, autoimmune issues, distractions of the enemy, you just keep pushing forward and you give me the courage to push forward too. My first article I read was about your child’s wedding, and being an empty-nester, the pics were beautiful!

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Renee My dearest sweetest friend—a definite kindred spirit!  I know you were just nominated recently for this award, but how could i not put the very woman who is a mentor to me and the proverbial woman! You are grace under fire, calm in the storm, the big heart that believes good in all people, you continually overlook when I say things I shouldn’t, you listen, carry on praying for my burdens when your plate is full! God surely blessed me with this beautiful friendship and I am blessed to call you friend! Your writing is soooo goood, and I am sure your followers agree, you make us laugh, cry, think and give us wisdom that only comes from a close walk with God. A unique woman who is blessed coming and going and soon to be a Nanna again, you are catching up, we are tied in grand-babies.

xxx

 

21 thoughts on “The Virtuous Woman Award!

      1. You’re very welcome!

        I actually had a dream about you and other bloggers a few nights ago… y’all lived along a road that went up a mountain and you lived towards the top and where the pavement ended. Very nice house! But you had your side door open and I wondered if you knew it was open….

        Yes I dream weird stuff lol!!

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          1. I went for a run in the dream. And I’ve been hurting pretty bad during and after my runs lately… but I felt excellent during the run in this dream so I ran up and down that road several times… every time towards the bottom of the mountain there were 2 masons who were trying to sell plates of food who kept trying to sell me a plate but I kept telling them I was running and couldn’t eat at the time…. 🤷‍♂️

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  1. I am wiping tears Debbie! Your healing words have truly touched my heart! I’m like you, I didn’t think I measured up to this passage. It sounds like a perfect woman, which I’m nowhere near! But I have learned that this is only one example of a Proverbs woman! Because we come in all shapes, sizes, personalities and all have different talents, every woman is different! I nominated you for the very reasons you spoke about yourself. I read the part where it talks about caring for the husband. I knew you had been married and divorced not from your own choosing. God knows that! You are another example of the Proverb Woman. We all are if we are doing what God called us to do! Not everyone is a good cook. We all do the best we can. Not all can sew. So we find our clothes on sale. Not all have a green thumb, so some may buy a fake plant lol. Then there is the Hospitable Proverbial Woman, the Confectionery Proverbial woman, the Encourager Proverbial Woman. The Teacher Proverbial Woman…The list goes on! We wear many coats! Thanks for the 2nd nomination! I love you! Thanks for all you said about me! You don’t know how much that meant to me!💜💜💜

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    1. God Bless you Sister Renee I am grateful for any award, and I hope and pray you didn’t take what I said personally. You are so sweet kind to me. I just wondered if After recurving did I have a right personally to accept. Many wonderful children of God are walking alone never anticipating a separation or divorce, and to make matters worse, they face judgement. Many times they are asked to step down from ministries, left out of gatherings, and children are shunned. It causes heart ache, brokenness, when the innocent spouse needed love , encouragement, empathy uplifting and inspiration from others. The proverbial woman didn’t change, she had no control over her circumstances, and she just pushes forward, gaining strenght, holding onto the promises of God. I shared because I wanted other separated or divorceed women to know they are worthy , stop hanging our heads low, Rise Up, women, God sees us as worthy. 🌻🌝💯

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      1. I didn’t take it wrong at all. I promise…🙂😇 I knew…. Believe me….I’ve been there! I’m in my second marriage. We can’t help what cards life has dealt us. Our mistakes should never define us. We go to God, and He always “REFINES” us. That’s why I felt you are every bit a Proverbial Woman. You are refined! And you look well to household, which happens to be you, your mom and brother. You prey for them, take care of them, pray for your daughter, SIL and grandbabies. You have seen might miracles take place in your family! Keep pressing mighty woman of valor! Proverbial woman!!!!

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