Saturday, September 24, 2011

Proverbs 31 Challenge, Day 9

(24) She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Today's post is going to be short and brief, because I really don't know how to elaborate on this one. It seems to state it clearly: A virtuous wife is able to bring in a source of income for her family. Ok, how many of us have/are "stay-at-home mom"s? Please don't get me wrong, being a stay-at-home-mom isn't sinful, or whatever. In fact, I actually support it. I believe that God's calling for most of us women is to stay at home and raise the family. It means that we're there for the kids, and take part in their lives. Especially if we're homeschooling them. But this also doesn't mean that we have an excuse to be idle, and just slap them together a PB&J sandwich every lunchtime, and spend the rest of the day on the computer.
No, if we still have time, we can also start a mini-business. The one pictured here is one where she can still stay at home with her family. And I think that if a wife/mother were to start a business, it should be one where she can stay home mostly. Whether it's just knitting scarves and selling them online, or occasionally babysitting other people's kids, or even being a midwife for her neighborhood. She isn't happy to have idle hands, and she puts those hands to good use in helping pay off the bills.

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