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Sunday, October 3, 2010

She considereth a field, and buyeth it

Reprinted post from 2007

Pro 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it:

Recently I was talking to Mr Roboto, about why we as women, love to shop and create. We both feel that it is a primal thing, within the way we were created. Men were created to hunt, protect and provide. Women to gather, nurture and beautify. Although these rolls have become blurry in recent times, the "stuff we are made of" stays the same, and we continue to Hunt and Gather just in Modern ways.

Women of centuries past have made clothing, blankets, baskets, rugs and numerous other things for the home, and made them beautiful at the same time. They could have made the baskets and rugs all the same color, the function would have been the same, but they made them with patterns, and went to the trouble to make dye's for color. All in the name of beauty and craft. We Junkers and Crafters do the same today, but so many of us feel guilty or as if we are indulging pleasure instead of fulfilling our function in the home. Yes cooking and cleaning are important, but the things we do for our surroundings and our inner soul are just as important to our home and family.

I love Proverb 31. For those who don't know it is about a Virtuous Woman. Many of us read this and do not understand how it can apply to the Modern Woman. Well it does, and it is so fun to figure out how. The verse above for example, Pro 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it. Ladies--that is shopping!!!! Now don't laugh, or think I've fallen off my rocker. I'm not talking about frivolous shopping, I'm talking about careful, budget conscience, frugal shopping for home and family.

It is up to us to beautify the world we and our family live in. When we can do this frugally we are being a virtuous woman. When you hunt for those bargains, clip those coupons, shop those sales. You are being a virtuous woman, A Wife worthy of praise whose "price is far above rubies", or her "value" is far above rubies.

So don't feel guilty ladies, when you are out doing your salvage finds, quilting crafts, Scrap-booking, and bargain hunting. You are fulfilling your roll in the home AND having fun doing it. It's how you are made--now enjoy it.

I encourage you to read Proverbs 31:10-31 and you will see yourselves there. This woman is a craftsperson, she is making and selling and it's a good thing. Read it and find yourself there.


KarenSue said...

Margo that was awesome! I'm not laughing and I don't think you fell off your rocker. That took alot of thought! I think it would be a great sermon.
You have a great Sunday!

afistfullofweeds* said...

You are absolutely right!! Anything that presents so stongly within..can't be wrong!! Rhonda

Attic Rat said...

I guess that is why it feels so right - it's God-ordained. He loves us so!

Happy hunting,

Tamarah said...

Margo I LOVED this post....THANK YOU for making me smile....AGAIN....!

Here's to frugal living & decorating....!

You my Friend are a TREASURE....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Jill said...

It is so true. He created us in his image and part of that image is as "creator". It's the "world" that wants us to believe otherwise. Great post!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Great post Margo and one of my fav verses too. So...have you bought a field and you are teasing us with opening your own shop? Missed you in Round Top this year!

My Shabby Passion said...

Cute post! I am running to my chalkboard and writing that verse down! That would explain my passions/illnes...depending on who you talk to!

Connie Pippin said...

I loved this post. I often feel that the way the Lord has made me is somehow wrong, or at very least not in step with the world around me. It was good to be reminded that I am this way because this is the way the Lord has made women to be!

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