The Moment

The Moment when two lives become one. Christian marriage encouragement from ConnieAlbers.com

It’s always fun putting together a wedding: the excitement & anticipation of this day, the preparation, the nerves as the couple scurries about finalizing all the details.

Then all at once the music begins; it’s time.  A sense of calmness overcomes the nerves.  The groom enters, and his face is so expressive.  There is a longing to see his bride as he shifts his weight from side to side, trying to remember not to put his hands in his pockets.

The music changes, and the bride is just waiting for that moment.  The moment they both have been waiting for for a long time.

Suddenly, the doors open while the guests rise in honor of the bride.

She enters the room, stunning, and headed straight toward her groom.  The glow that radiates from her makes all observers smile.

Dad is holding back the tears, knowing he is giving his precious daughter away to a man, that was instructed, rather sternly, to take good care of his little girl.  He realizes he will no longer be charged with protecting and providing for his sweet princess.  In just a few minutes, that transition will take place.  The emotions run high.  She is going to something, he is having to let go, and we are all watching this unfold.

A Wise Woman Considers

A wise woman carefully considers what God wants for her life. ConnieAlbers.com

When I read about the Proverbs 31 woman I see a life well lived. For many women, they interpret this passage as something that must be done all in one day or season.  Truth is, this describes a woman’s life in totality… not a day.

Let’s begin by defining “consider.”

: to think about carefully in order to make a wise choice or decision

: to take into account to gaze on reflectively

: come to judge or classify

There are, however, key principles a wise woman practices on a daily basis.  She…