Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prov 31: Quilting Endorsement

In my quest to spend each day reflecting/studying the Proverbs 31 woman, I've been working on memorizing the 21 verses that describe the life of this awe inspiring woman. As I struggle to remember the verses and etch them into my memory during my long commutes, this verse keeps leaping out at me:

She makes coverings for her bed;
She is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Proverbs 31: 22

As I want to imitate the life of the Proverbs 31 woman, I realize that essentially, the Bible is endorsing quilting! The verse says, "She makes coverings for her bed."


Now, what I've considered my quilting addiction (I'm still looking for a Fabriholics Club to join) is actually a religious activity, sanctioned by the Bible!

Does that mean when I buy more fabric, I'm tithing?
I've got this Proverbs 31 characteristic down!
This is my son, Bebe, trying to figure out how to sit up (which he does by first putting his head down and then walking his feet towards his head until gravity knocks his bottom down). This baby gymnastics routine is done on the covering of my bed, a quilt I created for my husband (then boyfriend) over 6 years ago (it prompted him to pop the marriage question!).

Maybe this demonstration of my Proverbs 31 skills that encouraged The Chef to think of me as wife material!

Girls, you've heard it here first! Quilting is Biblical, and it will land you a husband!

Putting all joking aside, the Proverbs 31 woman was artistic and creative. She worked with her hands to create lovely things for her home, whether it be quilts, paintings, vases full of flowers, or whatever. She used her labor and skill to bring loveliness and beauty into her household.
As I look at this chapter as an ideal model of a wife and mother, it reminds me that no matter how many chores, errands, or even jobs that keep us frantically checking off tasks off our daily planners, we need to take some time to be artistic, to create beauty.
For it is those acts of beauty that shape our home. Those artistic attempts decorate our lives, and make us unique. And in the future, we can look back at our creative endeavors, and see what we've accomplished, and what memories we've made in the process.

I'm participating in a 31 Day Challenge to Change my World.
What am I doing for 31 Days?
Spending it with the Proverbs 31 Woman.
If you'd like to read all of my 31 Days with Prov. 31 please click here.


Green Goose said...

What a beautiful view! And fabric collecting as tithing?? COOL. Your son and your quilt are both gorgeous. : )

Maia Dobson said...

You must be so proud to have a very cute and active baby. I think you should enroll her in a gymnastics for toddlers class and I bet she'll go far when she grows up.


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