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Focus Verse: “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands”   (Proverbs 14:1 KJV). Busy hands and a caring heart are a description of how most women live their daily lives. Some hands are busy caring for children. Other hands are busy caring for adult parents and some hands are caring for both children and adult parents at the same time. These are challenges women face today. The Proverbs 31 description of a virtuous woman defines the characteristics and attitudes of a Christian woman in her home as she is engaged in the multitasking…

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him (Psalm 28:7). Its resonance sweeps through the mind, and in a heart a place it finds. Its intention though I may not see, but what’s in the song, is now in me. Sometimes it’s a whisper, peaceful. Sometimes it’s a voice, alluring, blissful. Other times with powerful force, an emotion is struck and it stops my course. A single tear or a fountain flows, all because the song knows.…

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 It is nice to repurpose materials that are no longer valued or have lost their purpose, to take things that are bascially worthless and give them purpose, restoring their value.  One idea is to take apart abandoned wooden pallets and use their planks as wall paneling.  Another is to hang our grandmother’s…