A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

What child does not long to be loved and accepted by its mother?  The virtuous or godly mother may or may not design her family’s wardrobe:  but she can clothe her children with garments of praise and protection. She may not abound in talents, but she handles her resources well.  Her wisdom flows not from degress or cleverness, but from a kind and gentle heart.

Throughout the Bible, God gives us examples of extraordinary women and their contributions as mothers, wives, friends, and ministry leaders.  Lydia, the businesswoman; Aquila, the tentmaker; Mary, the mother of Jesus-each one gave their lives to their families, to others, to the Lord.  They were all human, but each one qualified as a godly woman.

A godly woman, wife, and mother is not perfect in her performance,  but she is perfectly designed and accepted by God Himself.  And even when she fails in many of the practical areas of life, she is not a failure.  Her reward?  Proverbs 31:28 says, “Her children rise up and bless her, her husband also.”  However, her greatest joy comes from the Lord Himself, for ”a woman who fears the Lord . . . shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30).

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To Believe, To Belong, To Be Loved . . . "To God Be the Glory for the Things that He Has Done" 2 Corinthians 10:12-18 ESV Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding. But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you. For we are not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach you. For we were the first to come all the way to you with the gospel of Christ. We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged, so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence. Since uniting in marriage, the Lord has led Pamela and Curtis to partner together in ministry. Therefore, they have re-launched the Emerging HOPE website and their ministry. As a dynamic team of two – the Lord has placed a heavy mandate in their hearts to reach out to the community like never before. Mission Statement - The Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program empowers under-resourced individuals and families in Kalamazoo County through programs and services that effectively improve their lives. The Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program provides professional, effective leadership and advocacy in integrating ethnically diverse individuals and families to fully participate in society through support Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program strives to model mutuality in our care and concern for individuals and families of under-resourced populations by focusing on their strengths and gifts. We recognize that we are all vulnerable, and true communion can only happen when we practice mutual hospitality with one another.
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