An evening of thoughtful fun and creative fellowship for the ladies at
Tents of Mercy
By Hannah T.
Food, Fun & Fellowship ... and some jewelry too!
Our precious and virtuous women
The women in our community work very hard, most with physically demanding
jobs of many hours, in addition to the regular demands of home making and
parenting. For the most part, they neither have the opportunity nor make
the time to focus on something fun and inspiring for themselves. In light
of this, we have been contouring our women's meetings to attempt to
meet this essential need by including something for body soul and spirit
~ yummy food, a craft to stimulate our creative juices, and an inspiring
thought nugget from the Bible.
In our recent women's evening, the theme was from Proverbs 31:10
where King Solomon writes "Who can find a virtuous
woman? for her price is far above rubies." (The word
actually means 'pearls' in modern Hebrew - anyway, some kind of
lovely stone ... ) After eating dinner together, we played a
"getting to know you" game, talking a little bit about what makes us feel
beautiful and valuable. Then we were encouraged to meditate on Proverbs
31 in its entirety over the summer and to consider that God calls all of
us to be virtuous women. He has declared all of us valuable by paying the
ultimate price for us - His life. Amen!
To cap off our evening we brought out beads and supplies for each woman
to make her own piece of jewelry. The room buzzed with friendly, if
somewhat chaotic creativity and every woman got to take home a reminder
that her worth is "more than rubies".