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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 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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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 19: Her Clothing

Much of this poem about the virtuous wife focuses on what she does for others. Today we are going to read about what she makes for herself and what she wears. We’ll find that even those things are done for … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 18: Clothed in Scarlet

Have you noticed that a lot of what makes our Proverbs 31 Woman such a woman of valor is her attitude? Her fear of God leads her to be a willing worker, because she’s working out of love and gratitude to Him. She … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 17: Her Hands

We marked all the appearances of the word hand back on Day 8. We saw that the virtuous wife works with willing hands. Later we watched her plant a vineyard with the fruit of her hands. Today we’re going to look more carefully at … Continue reading

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 16: Her Candle

We’ve looked at the valiant wife rising up early to feed her household and assign responsibilities for the day. We can probably all agree that getting up before the rest of the family certainly does bear good fruit. But now … Continue reading

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30 Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 15: Parallelism

We’re going to take another break from our word studies today to talk about the poetic style of the book of Proverbs. Hebrew poetry isn’t like English poetry. Most English poems conform to some type of meter, and many rhyme. … Continue reading

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