Thursday, 27 January 2011

Shopping Around

Today's focus for Proverbs 31 is verse 13:
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands (NIV)
Or as translated in these other versions:
  • She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. (The Message)
  • She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.(NLT)
  • She looks for wool and flax and likes to work with her hands.(NCV) 
  • She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it]. (Amplified Bible)
  • She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. (King James Version)
What a sensible person. She may have compared several market stalls for prices, or even compared prices between towns? I still find myself doing that on occasion if the particular product is stocked in independent stores. However, we have our trusty web browser to help us 'go-compare', along with also bidding on auction sites. (One of my fave's to check out regularly is Martin and his team give top advice.)

Well however we shop now, we can take example from the Truly Good Woman for planning ahead and being eager to accomplish her tasks. 
I have struggled to keep the steady character, described from 'Never Spiteful', on one occasion this week when I was annoyed with the Hubba. But from it I have remembered the importance of "communicate, communicate, communicate!" The Hubba and I always do better when we talk about how things are going or how something makes us feel.

Hope you're all well, Liz xxx


The Patchwork Heart said...

That is a lovely verse, thnx for sharing it ... it encourages me hugely in my business of being crafter, mum, wife and teacher!
h x

Amy said...

lovely verse x

Anna said...

Hi Liz, I'm enjoying your Proverbs 31 series. It's so satisfying hunting for and finding bargains and living within one's means which benefits the whole family. Also am challenged to be 'never spiteful' and not get stroppy so quickly. Thank you for this reminder!

Betty said...

should have read this before my day out yesterday! I went to a seaside town for sewing fabric and was very nearly tempted by the expensive designer Cath Kidston shop but managed to control myself and buy in the more affordable non-designer discount shop!