Pursuing excellence

Excellence is not a myth, reflections from #Proverbs#VickiCourtney in The Virtuous Woman, shattering the superwoman myth

 Who can find an excellent woman?
    She is worth far more than rubies.

 She gets ready to work hard.
    Her arms are strong.   

 She sees that her trading earns a lot of money.
    Her lamp doesn’t go out at night.
With one hand she holds the wool.
    With the other she spins the thread. 

Asian woman working on a large loom
photos by Dr.Aletha while on a medical volunteer trip to Vietnam with Vets with a Mission 

 She opens her arms to those who are poor.
    She reaches out her hands to those who are needy.
 When it snows, she’s not afraid for her family.
    All of them are dressed in the finest clothes.

Proverbs 31 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998, 2014 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


“Deep in the heart of every person is a desperate need to feel worth and value. Most people will end up defining their worth according to the world rather than by God’s standard of measure.

Defining our worth correctly is critical not only in our pursuit to be a virtuous (excellent) woman but for our overall mental health. One can wonder how many addictions, mental anxieties, and health problems could be avoided if the worth of the individual had been properly defined in the first place.

The virtuous (excellent) woman of Proverbs 31 had defined her worth according to God’s standards. “

Vicki Courtney

quote from

the Virtuous Woman-Shattering the Superwoman Myth

by Vicki Courtney

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Follow these links to related posts

Speaking with excellence

Modeling excellence

Choosing excellence





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Dr. Aletha

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