In Pursuit of Virtue

What is a virtuous woman?
Indeed,
that is an intensely momentous question.
For how can we attain that which we cannot define?
After sundry attempts to attain the ultimate,
a conclusion has been reached.
A virtuous woman
exudes an aura of quietness and confidence
even in the midst of direly vexatious circumstances,
because she knows she is in God’s perfect will.

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A Godly Woman

godly
The Bible speaks to everyone who follows in the Way,
But some parts are specific in the things they have to say.
The fathers are encouraged, and those alone in life,
And there are admonitions for the mother and the wife.

I always linger over these; they speak to my estate.
They offer me direction in the small things and the great.
To be a godly woman is the goal I want to reach,
And so I need to study what the Scriptures have to teach.

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Except a Corn of Wheat...Die

My Hands

My hands were all torn
The blood flowed from them
They had woven the crown
For the One we called “Him”.

Did you see “Him”
As He walked through the street?
Did you see “Him” touch
The crippled man’s feet?

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Humility

At any cost, O Lord, for any price
And may I never call it sacrifice
There is one grace, one thing I must possess
Humility is what I need, I’ve none, I must confess.

This wretched pride I fear possesses me
And keeps my Lord from drawing close to me
It causes me to serve myself, and yet
Turn away when others cry, “Help.”

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