My Week and My Thoughts On International Women's Day...

3/10/2016 by Jessica L

So, yeah, it's been a pretty good week, aside from my husband being out-of-town on a business trip, that is. Anyhow, I've had two days off and many short days at work this week. The time off has been relaxing and I've loved getting some "me-time" in.


Last Saturday I worked. Being scheduled to work on a Saturday seemed way better since the girls at work and I ordered coffee and doughnuts from the new coffee shop in town!

Sunday, Justin and I went for a walk on the farm with our new sheep dog, Sam. He seems to be getting more used to us and maybe he even likes us a bit more than he did at first!




Monday brought a new work and school week and I love that I got this photo. Our son just had to stop and pet his dog on his way out the door to school Monday morning.


Tuesday, our daughter had her competition for FBLA. She's practiced for months for this competition, and has worked really, really hard. She feels that she did well, and will know the results next week!

Tuesday was also International Women's Day. My's great that we celebrate one another. We should celebrate men and we should celebrate women, we should celebrate life. I think each of us has our place in this world, our own purpose to live for the Lord, and as long as we live that purpose it should be celebrated, not because of the work that we do, but because of the purpose we are working for.


Yes, I believe that each of us has our place in everything, even in marriage and in life, in the Church and in life.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

-Ephesians 5:22-25

I believe our roles in this life are determined by our "calling," which is defined by the purpose that we live for. That purpose that we live for should be celebrated.

So, yes, let us celebrate women of all kinds, for every purpose that they were created. Let us celebrate the wives, the single ladies, the moms, those without children, the stay at home mom, the moms who have to go outside of the home and work, the moms who work at home, the students, the baby girls, the teenage girls, and the women who inspire us. Let us not be boastful, but celebrate our "calling" to be what the Lord would have us to be, and live each day with purpose.

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

-Proverbs 31:10-31 
 Such a great guideline for me to live by!

Onto other news...the weather is so warm this week, and we're loving it!


Wednesday, I went and purchased some stuff for my diet...then I went and got a sub, chips, and sweet tea...gotta come up with a better plan!


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