Sunday, September 18, 2016

Proverbs 31 - Coloring Page #23

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I can 100% guarantee that if you are a mom, you have felt the strain of trying to balance all the things. If you are a mom and also trying to to figure out how to work a business or career in with it, the difficulty just multiplies. We second guess ourselves - are we giving enough to our family? Are we giving them the short end of the stick by trying to take care of them AND work? If we didn't, would we get so stifled and burned out that we wouldn't be a very good mom anyway? Not to mention the fact that many of our families depend on our income to make ends meet. Sometimes it feels like whatever we choose won't actually be good enough one way or the other.

And of course I don't have the answers because I'm right there in the thick of it myself, but I wanted to share an amazing scripture - Proverbs 31 - with you for this week's coloring page. My new friend Marcella of @ilovewoolies shared this with me and it pretty much blew my mind. It's the chapter of Proverbs that talks about a virtuous woman's worth being above rubies, and later on about her children rise up and call her blessed. I've heard those a million times, but I never noticed the whole chapter is about this virtuous woman WORKING, making things with her hands to sell, feeding and clothing her family, reaching her hands out to the poor, employing other women as well. You really need to read the whole chapter - it may give you a new perspective on your career efforts. Because after all that description, her children rise up and call her blessed. Of course our families deserve our very best, but we have so much capacity to work and to create and to grow - maybe we need to give ourselves a little more space to do that without heaping so much guilt on ourselves.

To enjoy this free coloring page, just right click on the image below to save to your computer, than print as normal. Make sure you select "fit to page" when you go to print so the edges don't get cut off. Feel free to share, and have a wonderful week!

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