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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…

“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20 NLT Most of us are familiar with the story of Dorcas as recorded in the Book of Acts. We do not know anything about her early life, or how old she was. What we do know is that she was very active in helping others in her church and city. She may not have had a lot of money, but she was able to sew and thus provide clothing for those in need. She was so well respected by those she ministered to…

It is around this time of year that many people volunteer at shelters to serve food and to give gifts. There is something about giving of your time and resources that makes a person feel like they are doing the work of the Lord. However, serving food to someone and sitting down with them is something entirely different. When you sit with someone, you share your life with theirs, and vice versa. When you sit across the table with someone to share a meal, you share a piece of yourself with them. That, to me, is true fellowship. Seat At…