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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…

Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago there was a King and Queen who ruled over a distant land. Each day the queen would ask a magic mirror, “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?” One morning, her magic mirror replied, “You, my queen, are fair; it’s true, but Snow White is even fairer than you.” Rage filled the Queen’s heart and she conspired to kill Snow White on account of her beauty. Image and beauty governed this Queen’s life and it led to her demise. This fairy tale explains the realistic struggles of a…

When I was a teenager, I had a terrible habit of comparing myself to the people around me. It seemed every girl had better skin, a nicer nose, and smoother hair. Many young people had more friends, were better singers, and all were better at sports. As a Bible Quizzer, I was surrounded by dozens of competitors who were faster, sharper-minded, and who knew their material better. In college, I encountered endless students who were smarter and more skilled at everything I attempted. They were better at Spanish, English, teaching, reading, researching, and writing… You get the idea. Thankfully, by…