Monday, May 31, 2010


Praise of a Good Woman

Proverbs 31
10 Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him  good and not evil
all the days of her life.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them  all.

30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works reveal her
As Christian women  we are all aware of the above Scripture.
And we all desire to walk in the above perfection, no matter how  PAINFUL....

HOWEVER.... Life is not always, a bunch of sweet smelling roses.
And we walk around day after day wearing a mask of what or who, we are suppose to be. .
Mechanically we talk, laugh and perform  at the right times, and none are aware of the gnawing grief behind the facade.

 Is this you I am  talking about?
At times, it has been me.

I have just returned from  a wonderful Ladies Retreat..  
A special time, a time preserved under the Heavens.
A time of leaving our homes and families behind so that we could take time to re-freshen our weary souls.

The teaching focus was on WOUNDS !
The Emotional, Mental and Spiritual WOUNDS of life. 
As humans we all respond to kindness and understanding. 
Sharing, talking and listening to each other, are all inspirational gifts of healing. Knowing someone understands and cares takes away the isolation of suffering in silence.

Our leader, an American lass gave her own testimony.  It touched all present in various ways.
She spoke of  applying the Armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) each morning in preparation for the daily assault from  satan, to ward off, his fiery darts.
 I used to do this.   And will begin again!
You know, " we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in high places." Ephesians 2:12

Everyone has a story, you the reader, have yours.  Don't suffer alone. Find a counsellor and talk about it.
Jesus is the lover of your soul He cares.... just turn to Him  in prayer. He is that close.

Together we share,  Vickie,  Crystal Mary, Daniella (my daughter)    



  1. crystal mary, this was a fabulous post!! i loved reading through every bit of it...from the proverbs 31 to the lovely photo of you, your friend and daughter! the retreat sounded wonderful, wounds being so real, and especially so in our Christian walk. it only makes sense to me that it happens because we have an adversary who 'kills, steals and destroys'...but since we serve the One who heals, we don't have to stay wounded.
    i loved seeing your smiling face today!!

  2. Hello Sheri, No we don't have to stay wounded. Unfortunatly some women are in hurtful relationships and cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel. The book I recommended deals with some of what I heard that weekend. Hug to you my friend. **

  3. This is an excellent post. I liked it so much, I read it a second time. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Crystal Mary, God has blessed me with a Proverbs 31 wife for the past 38 years and I will be forever thankful.

    God bless you, Ron

  5. Whidbey Woman
    May God continue to richly bless you both.
    His Love is Mighty.

  6. Crystal Mary, I'm passing on the Happiness Award which I received to you because I get so much pleasure from reading your blog and sharing ideas with you. Visit my blog to get the icon for the award.

  7. Oh Sister Ann Marie, What a Joy...You are a treasure, Bless you.

  8. A beautiful post, Crystal Mary. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Blessings to you.


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