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The Wisdom of a Virtuous Woman

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Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

Yesterday {Tuesday} was the second night in our VBS studies of The Virtuous Woman found in Proverbs 31. On Monday, the character trait we focused on was Faith. Tuesday we talked about wisdom.

My {Tangi} husband is teaching the high school class and one of his students quoted this:

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

It made me chuckle, but what a great way to put it.

I wonder how many times God has looked down at me from Heaven and saw me trying to put tomatoes in the fruit salad.

Do you pray for wisdom?

Myself? Not nearly enough. Usually, I ask for Godly wisdom when I have made such a mess out of things already.  How different the landscape of my life would be if I had asked God to give me wisdom to begin with!

God knows that I need Him.

I need Him so much.

Generally, when I think about the verse Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands., I imagine a woman with scandalous behavior. I think of a woman who is dressed like a “woman of the night”, leaving her family to commit adultery and spending the grocery money on parties and clothes.

I know there are women like that, but that is just one side of the spectrum.

Women can damage their families just by being careless. 

My husband made an excellent point to his high school class. He told them that there are a lot of smart people who are not wise and there are a lot of wise people who aren’t book smart. He went on to say that people who usually don’t make wise choices tend to have a lot of conflict in their lives. He went a little further and told his class {all guys} that if they marry a woman who had a habit of making unwise choices, those consequences would follow her into their marriage and effect their relationship. Isn’t marriage hard enough without added strain?

Am I right?

Can I get an amen?

..Ahem… moving on…

As you can see, my hubby is very wise. After all, he married me. 😉

I can’t help but to be honest with you. There are so, so, so, many things that I am not good at. I fail constantly. I’m impulsive. I can be selfish. I can be stubborn. I internalize my feelings until I explode– I have a long fuze, but it still ain’t pretty. {Gosh. Y’all pray for my husband!} I’d go on, but I’m embarrassing myself.

I really DO want to be a woman with Godly wisdom.

I really DO want to speak wisdom into the lives of my children.

I really Do want to help my husband by being that partner that helps him in making wise choices about our family.

Jesus really does love me. Not only does He love me so much He shed His blood for my soul, but He also has to deal with me. I’m thankful for His grace.

May God bless us with wisdom and may we all put our tomatoes in the correct salad. 😉

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Help Us Welcome A New Member To Our SGC Family!

Numbers 27:11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Jen and I are so excited to welcome a new member to our SGC family!

Welcome aboard Laura Young-Wolfe.

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Laura and I (Dana) have been friends for 20+ years.

Even though Jen and Laura only met a few months ago they have become fast friends and I couldn’t be happier!

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Grandmother’s Hand Written Recipe!

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Posted by Dana

I was cleaning out boxes of “stuff” from where we recently moved and I found an old recipe box.

Within that box I found this hand written recipe for Pineapple Salad and Orange Salad from my Grandmother.  God rest her soul.

She went to rejoice with Jesus in 2006 and I miss her often.

Especially when I want to pick up the phone to call and ask her a question about cooking, baking or canning.

My grandmother had several handwritten recipes because this was the only way she had to write things down.

Oh how I wish I had more of these handwritten recipes.

Most of them were distributed between her sons, daughters-in-law and grand-kids.

Maybe we should get all these recipes together and publish a cookbook?

Hum, now that’s a thought……

Grandmother's hand written recipe

VOTE for the recipe name! (Viewer challenge)

Leviticus 27:21 But the field, when it goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priest’s.

We love it when we start getting fresh vegetables from our garden.

One of my (Dana)  favorite taste is the combination cucumbers, tomatoes and onions.  And when you combine all three of them together, words just can not describe the deliciousness.  It’s tongue tingling fun in your mouth.

Here is just a little something we came up with to savor the flavor of these three veggies, however, we have a slight problem.  We don’t know what to name!

Oh sure, we could name it Cucumber, Onion, Tomato and Spinach Salad (really?), that’s waaaaayyyyy to long!

So, we thought we might enlist your help.  We have come up with four fun and catchy names and want you to decide what we call it.

So, please take a moment to look over the recipe and pictures and then vote at the end.  You have one week (seven days)  to vote, starting NOW!

Once we have a name we will post the winning name and the recipe under our recipe section.  Check back to see if your vote wins!

Ingredients

3 or 4 pickling cucumbers

3 or 4 cups cherry tomatoes

3 to 4 cups onion

1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh spinach

1 to 1 1/2 cups Italian Salad Dressing (we used Olive Garden Italian Dressing found on the shelf at Sam’s)

Slice cucumbers into thin bite size slices. I like to use the pickling cucumbers because they don’t have very many seeds and they just look pretty.

Onions should be sliced very thin, almost to the point of transparency.   This way the onions don’t overpower all the other veggies.

Quarter the cherry tomatoes. I used cherry tomatoes just because they are so cute and don’t have very many seeds which makes your dish pretty. But you can use any type of tomato you wish. If you use a tomato with a lot of seeds make sure you “de-seed” before adding to your salad.

Chop the spinach into pieces and add to dish. This is more for decoration as opposed to taste. So, if you wanted a little different taste you could use basil in place of the spinach.  Give it all a good stirring around to get everything mixed up together.

Pour on the Italian Dressing. We used Olive Garden Italian Dressing (found this on the shelf at Sam’s Wholesale) but you could use any type of Italian Dressing. Just remember, it will change the taste but it will still be oh so yummy!

Now dig in and please VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! WE NEED A NAME!

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