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About Pam

Pam is the wife of John and mother to six children who were all homeschooled and are all now graduated. She writes most of the materials for Doorposts, plays the piano for church, enjoys calligraphy, watercolor, and gardening, tries to keep up with all her adult children, and loves hugs and kisses from her seven delightful grandchildren.

Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 29: Ruth, Part 2

The fact that Ruth is clearly identified as a woman of valor should give us hope. Ruth, at first glance, doesn’t seem to fit the Proverbs 31 Woman mold (just like us ). She’s a foreigner, a widow, a poor woman … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 28: Ruth, Part 1

What does a virtuous woman look like in real life?  If you turned the page in the Hebrew Bible after you’d read the last words of Proverbs 31, and you would find out. The book of Ruth follows immediately after … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 27: Catch-Up and Optional Lesson

If you’re “behind”, don’t feel bad. I started out telling you these assignments would take five to ten minutes a day, and I haven’t done a very good job of keeping my word. I think I should have made this … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 26: But…

The little word, but, is always a big word when we’re studying the Bible. It lets us know that something new is coming. Grammatically speaking, but is a conjunction; it joins one statement with another, and those two statement contrast with each other in some way. … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 25: Praiseworthy

  Do you find yourself looking at the description of the Proverbs 31 Woman and her grateful husband and children, and wondering what’s wrong with your family? Why don’t they appreciate you? Mothering involves a lot of giving, a lot of service, a … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 24: Idleness

Today we look at the last verse that describes the actions and attitudes of the Proverbs 31 Woman. All her industry and delight in working seem to be packed into this one verse. Assignment: Pray for an open, teachable heart, thanking God … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 23: Her Mouth

Today we turn from the long list of the valiant wife’s down-to-earth activities, and we see what is in her heart as she expresses it with her lips. Not only does this God-fearing woman of valor take the use of … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 22: The Future

Today we look at the quality of the valiant wife’s work and at her attitude about the future. A lifetime of diligence and an abiding fear of God prepare her for a future without worry. Assignment: Pray for God’s blessing on … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 21: Chiasm

We’ve discussed the parallelism that exists in Hebrew poetry — two couplets that contrast, compare, or complete each other. We’ve appreciated the acrostic arrangement of Proverbs 31 (and will continue to work on our own acrostic of the poem). Today … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 20: Catch Up and Optional Categorizing

It’s catch-up day again! This is your chance to finish up some of those word studies! And for those of you who are ready for more, we’re going to look at the different kinds of work the valiant wife does. … Continue reading

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