Modeling excellence

Can you laugh when things aren’t quite what you expect, maybe even difficult ? Laugh first, then learn,

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

 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.

 She makes her own bed coverings.
    She is dressed in fine linen and purple clothes.

artwork photographed by Dr.Aletha in Oklahoma City, New York City, and Key West

 She makes linen clothes and sells them.
    She supplies belts to the traders.


 She puts on strength and honor as if they were her clothes    

She can laugh at the days that are coming.

Preverbs 31, NIRV

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

“The Bible advocates laughter as a part of our lives, yet we often allow the seriousness of life to quench our laughter. Lighten up when you fall short of perfection. While it is important to learn from our mistakes, it is equally important to laugh at our shortcomings.

The virtuous (excellent) woman of Proverbs 31 appears to have come to a place in her life where she trusted God with a calm, settled peace, and no matter what life brought her way, she determined never to stop laughing. If we are to laugh at the days to come, we must first learn to laugh at the day at hand. “

 

 

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 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.

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“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

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by Vicki Courtney

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Tuesday Travels- Vietnam Veterans Building Medical Clinics In Country

This week a team organized by VWAM, Vets With a Mission, is working in VietNam. Led by our friends Chuck and Joette Ward, the team is treating patients in a clinic built by another humanitarian organization, now supported by VWAM. My husband and I were unable to join the team this year, but I am … Continue reading “Tuesday Travels- Vietnam Veterans Building Medical Clinics In Country”

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