A Woman Who Knows Who She Is An examination of a woman who knows who she is from an ancient document is in order. It describes a worthy wife and how women balance family lives with their entrepreneurial spirits.
The real war on women and especially mothers has finally surfaced in this political campaign. The insanity of “progressivism” that espouses an interesting blend of Communism and Sharia is on display. This is not just politics, but spiritual warfare.
“When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. She brings him good and not evil all the days of her life. She obtains wool and flax and makes cloth with skillful hands. Like merchant ships, she secures her provisions from afar. She rises while it is still night and distributes food to her household. She picks out a field to purchase, out of her earnings, she plants a vineyard. She is girt about with strength and sturdy are her arms.
“She enjoys the success of her dealings; at night her lamp is undimmed. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her fingers ply the spindle. She reaches out her hands to the poor and extends her arms to the needy. She fears not the snow for her household; all her charges are doubly clothed. She makes her own coverlets; fine linen and purple are her clothing.
“Her husband is prominent at the city gates as he sits with the elders of the land. She makes garments and sells them, and stocks the merchants with belts. She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs at the days to come. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and on her tongue is kindly counsel.
“She watches the conduct of her household, and eats not her food in idleness. Her children rise up and praise her; her husband, too, extols her; "Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all.' Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates.”
(NOTE TO THUMPERS: Don’t tell anybody where this came from)
Afterthought: While this old proverb is directed at the perfect wife, it is clear she is so because her husband loves and honors her and allows her to use the talents and special leadership traits she possesses, just as she is proud of his abilities and faithfulness. Their children turn out all right too, as they have had the example of this Godly marriage.
Where in the context of the modern political environment of angry females demanding rights of the most perverse kind exceed the joy of this woman and her devoted husband? ”Progressive” women need to regain their femininity to be happy in the 21st Century.
I know. I’ve been married to one for 52 years who knows her loyalties and has used her gifts as an educator, blessing many children who have grown into responsible adulthood. In the end, isn’t that what womanhood is all about?
Jerry is a retired engineer with strong experience in environmental innovation which he still applies today with 2 clean water and energy saving technologies. His life avocation in writing and study of philosophical and biblical themes as they apply to the body politic's spiritual warfare. He survived stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006; now in excellent health. A graduate of the University of Illinois (1958, Industrial Engineering), Jerry had post graduate studies at both the University of San Francisco and the University of Santa Clara in California between 1961 and 1963 (Logic, Marketing). As co Founder and seminar presenter he was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Valley Christian University operating under California private-post secondary statutes for mid career student, VCU was the pioneer external degree school for mid career students. Its course structures were picked up by several well known Christian colleges. Hosted local broadcast radio and TV shows, "Religion on the Line" and "The News Firm" (jointly with wife, Joanne), respectively. Jerry has published several books that are available at Amazon. Jerry is available to speak as a visiting lecturer at the high school, college or community organization level. Jerry is married 55 years to Joanne Dean Todd – 3 children, 8 grandchildren.