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Friday, October 16, 2009

The Majesty Of Motherhood - Jessie Wilcox-Smith - Moonbeams

Karen Andreola has a wonderful new article over at Homeschool Highlights about "The Majesty of Motherhood."

She brings out a less noticed verse in Proverbs 31. It was neat to come across this article this week, because I have been studying this section of scripture in my person reading!

Verse 22 says "She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple."

Purple has always been associated with royalty because it was such a rare colored fabric. The Phoenician's were the ones who found that they could make purple dye from mussels.

Karen has a heart for encouraging mothers. I hope you will take time to read the article, here is a brief portion:

To Serve and Be Served, To Love and Be Loved

At the time of the year 2000 celebrations a vast majority of people voted Queen Elizabeth 1st of England a favorite person of the millennium. I happened to be reading aloud to my children from Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada by Frances Winwar. When I got to the following sentences I jotted them down. “It is not easy to be queen. But she was a queen, and so always she must think first for her country and her people, before she thought of herself.” Isn’t this what a loving and diligent mother does everyday as she serves the children of her realm in all the hundreds of little duties she carries out minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day?

We are having rain and chilly temperatures here this weekend. I wish I could stay home with my woodstove lit, candles burning, and read, read, read to the kids and for myself. However, I must get everyone up and out the door for a field trip to the fire company, and then drop little ones at grandma's house while I go get groceries.

I'll be glad to get home this afternoon!


  1. I can hear Karen speaking as I read her words. Such a lovely way to think about our Motherly duties.


  2. Great thoughts. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend! :O)


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