November 9, 2010

Giving Thanks

The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—  that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,  to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.   Titus 2:3-5
Do you have a Titus 2 woman in your life?  A wise woman of God who encourages you to be the wife and mother God desires you to be?

I do. She married my brother.

My beautiful sister (in-law)

Today (in)courage is asking their readers to write about something they are grateful for.  I am so very grateful for my sister-in-law.  I wish you could all have her in your life, encouraging you and giving you wise counsel and making you laugh.

She serves her family with joy and grace. She is authentic and funny. 

When I decided to get married in a hurry on a very inconvenient day, she was my selfless, supportive, and beautiful maid of honor.

When I felt torn between two options: going back to college or starting a family, she tenderly helped me to see the real longings of my heart.

When I call her in a panic, asking how to make a particular meal or how to tell if my ground beef had gone bad or whether or not I should be concerned about the unusual color of my infants diaper contents, she patiently instructs and encourages me.

Every time I read Proverbs 31, I am reminded of her.

She makes time for me.  She loves me. And I thank God for her.

Do you have somebody in your life like my that?  Tell us about her in the comments below!  And visit (in)courage for more stories of gratitude.


  1. aw! you are blessed. I bet she thanks God for YOU.

  2. Believe it or not, for me, that woman is my husband's ex-wife. Since meeting my husband, she has become one of my closest and most inspiring friends. :)


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