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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Traveling Toward the Unknown

“But Ruth said, ‘Don’t force me to leave you; don’t make me go home. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I’ll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I’ll die, and that’s where I’ll be buried, so help me GOD — not even death itself […]

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My Husband Wanted Me to Be Like Someone Else

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (NLT) I have always struggled with insecurities, and being married didn’t […]

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A Life with Extraordinary Impact

“After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel.” Judges 3:31 (NIV) I am a woman who wants to make a difference for Christ in the world. I want my life and legacy to count for something with eternal significance. I want to stand […]

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When Negative Thinking Stands in the Way of Following God’s Call

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT) Several years ago, I went to a summer camp for girls […]

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