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Killing two birds with one stone this afternoon. I wanted to share my review on the most recent book I've been reading. It also happens to be Day 18 on The Blog Dareand the prompt was "The Best Book I've Read Recently". A ha! Done and done.
Sara writes about how intimidating it is to live up to the "standards" of a Proverbs 31 wife. She tells it in a funny way of course because let's be honest, I probably wouldn't have picked it up if I didn't see "so humorous!" on the back.
Before I go on about how hilarious and informative this book was I want to share with you what Proverbs 31 says just in case you don't know.
What about "16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard."? That's going to need to be one big field especially for a vineyard. I mean let's be real. That vineyard is for the wine. Because she's got a lot to live up to.
Last example "27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness." Ahem. Like a hawk. Mama knows everything. I may not eat bread of idleness (unless Real Housewives is on then I'm completely idle) but I dang sure eat
copious amounts of bread.
I guess becoming a Proverbs 31 wife is completely realistic and something we should work towards. Just in a more modern way. I'm pretty my kids wouldn't like me to make their clothes from scarlet and send them on their way. I guess it could be worse. They could be wearing polyester.
My point for this post was to tell you that Sara Horn had it all right! This book was so funny and so true. She makes you see this verse in a completely different light than what you read in the bible.
Sara also makes you feel like you are completely normal. You know? When you just want to throw things at your husband but instead smile and nod? Or when you want to lock yourself in the bathroom and pretend you're taking a 3 hour shower? Oh those were the days.
Have you read this book? What did you think? How do you feel about the Proverbs 31 goal?
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