Proverbs 31 Ministries

When Strong Moms Feel Quite Weak

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV) I stood at the vending machine infuriated. More than annoyed. More than angry. More than mad. Infuriated. A girl can sometimes have an […]

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Blessed is She Who Believed

“And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 (AMPC) It’s a compelling thought: God speaks jaw-dropping promises to His women, and if we dare to believe Him, we’ll be blessed. Consider Mary, an average […]

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Courage to Be the True You

“Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.” Ephesians 4:14 (NLT) Climbing the stairs, it felt like I was going on […]

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The Prodigal Cat

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (NIV) We have two cats at our house: twin gray tabbies named Sam and Bo, adopted from an animal shelter. […]

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Make Your First 5 Count

“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you … then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1,5 (NIV) Have you ever felt something stirring in your spirit that wouldn’t go away? I had one of those things on my heart […]

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Everybody’s Got Somethin’

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11 (ESV) My intense irritation at my husband’s actions didn’t show visibly. Since his mother was in the backseat of our car, I was careful to remain calm. However, I did sneak a darting glance toward him — […]

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