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You Will be Amazed at this Proverbs 31 Woman!

You Will be Amazed at this Proverbs 31 Woman!

Proverbs-31-25-webI bet you have never heard of this Proverbs 31 lady. I cannot not find one word about her on the Internet, so let me introduce you to this awe-inspiring woman with the words from one of my favorite authors, Phillip Keller:

“She was brave, she was beautiful!

Beautiful not only in bodily form, but also in serenity of soul, in shining of spirit.

My earliest recollections of her were of a wondrous woman of warmth, vitality, and overflowing good cheer. Despite the depravity and degradation of the pagan tribes people among whom she lived and worked with such goodwill, there emanated from her an enormous enthusiasm for life.

Her hearty laughter rippled from the depths of her magnificent bosom like clear water bubbling up from a splendid mountain spring. It ran merrily around all who knew and loved her.

From her large luminous brown eyes she pulsed a living light that somehow spoke of sublime inner serenity—a serenity that finds its strength and stability in an intimate acquaintance with God. She knew Him, she trusted Him, enjoyed Him, walked with Him as few humans ever do.

There was nothing pompous or pretentious about her.

She was too dynamic, too full of fun, too totally feminine to indulge in pretense.

Her complexion was almost flawless. Despite the dryness of the African sun; despite the lack of cosmetics available to most women; despite the ravages of tropical disease—her face glowed with a radiance of remarkable joy. Her ready smile; her happy humor, her vibrant voice had won her the admiration of others who often called her “Sister Sunshine.”

proverbs 31 copyYet her humble home was a typical African frontier house built of crooked, hand-cut poles, plastered with mud, coated with cow dung to repel insects, and thatched with grass.

For her, life was an adventure with God. He and she were constant companions in an unfolding drama of divine design. Nothing that happened to her in her adventuresome and exciting career was ever an accident. Of this she was sure.

It mattered not whether she was planting cuttings of Golden Shower in her garden, or cleaning the ugly ulcer of a fly-ridden African, she could do it with commingled courage, faith and élan.

She would tackle any task with a contagious confidence that carried her through to success. She would shake her head in glee, allowing the long black locks of her lovely hair to shimmer around her in waves. “There is no such word as can’t,” she would chuckle, “Let’s just do it!” And she did.

Her tiny well formed hands and feet were immensely strong. They accomplished more work in her thirty years of life than most women do in seventy. A certain intense determination to succeed and succeed with distinction marked her movements.

She was sturdy, energetic, dynamic, and yet exquisitely dainty. There was a dimension of charming, captivating femininity that seldom surfaces in many of today’s mannish women. She knew she was all woman, she gloried in her charms as a special creation of loveliness. Yet she never paraded her personality in pride or vanity.

A certain wondrous wholesomeness marked her life and conduct. She was born to be brave. She was bound to be beautiful. Life was for living. With joy and gracious generosity she was glad to give and give and give of herself to enrich others.

She was my mother.”

Keller, W. Phillip, Wonder O’ the Wind

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  1. wow….that was absolutely beautiful..what a legacy…
    thank you for sharing…

  2. This was just so BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing this. What an awesome testimony.



  3. Thanks for sharing this Robin. I pray my the Love of Christ would so be eminating from me that my boys would remember such a joyous, confident woman who feared the Lord and not man.

    Sheila’s last blog post..Proverbs 31: The momma’s burden perspective- A prayer for how they’ll see women.

  4. Thrilled to see my design titled Strength Dignity with Proverbs 31 on your blog. Yes, I design cross stitch patterns all featuring Bible verses.


  5. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us. I’ve always loved Keller’s writing, ever since I read “A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm”.

    Robert Hruzeks last blog post..What I Learned From… the Generosity of Others

  6. I was pleased to see my cross stitch design shown with the beautiful story about a true Proverbs 31 woman. I have a new design called She Shall be Praised with Proverbs 31 at:

    I think you will like the newest version,


  7. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this! ♥

  8. it was very insightful thought of thank you for sharing

  9. This is beautifully said. The fresh description of the Proverbs 31 woman really helped me look further than I had in my past reading of Prov 31. O that womanhood would proudly claim her heritage as given by the Creator.

  10. Peace and Blessings my sister in Christ. I have followed this Scripture
    for many years, and have guided me in my married life.I am nolonger with my
    church fellowship and miss my women’s
    group. I am a first time visitor to your blog.It is great.Will continue to
    follow. You are a blessing to women.


  11. Love this! Thank you!

  12. I think there’s more to the Proverbs 31 woman than people initially realize when just reading the passage. I’ve incidentally been reading a new book by Dr. Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst called “Kingdom Woman” that has given me new insights. Right off the bat they talk about the Proverbs 31 woman being the hallmark of kingdom women, “But the Proverbs 31 woman is not the model of a perfect woman. Neither is a kingdom woman called to perfection. Women, you can be a Proverbs 31 woman and more – but that doesn’t mean you do it all at the same time.” They talk about life flowing through seasons and about getting help, not trying to do it
all. It’s really eye-opening. If you’re interested in Dr. Evan’s book, they have information and even free devotional downloads at I hope it blesses you as it has blessed me.

  13. Have you used the devotional called “becoming a woman of joy: a Scrapbookers look at the proverbs 31 woman” by Sue Ferguson

    its an amazing book, sounds like alot of what you are doing.. enjoy this devotional and idea book if you can locate a copy!!

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