Scripture Writing Plan for the [modern] Proverbs 31 Woman

Scripture writing plan for the modern Proverbs 31 woman.

The Proverbs 31 Woman

The thought of being a Proverbs 31 woman makes me want to take a long nap. The mere thought of doing all the things she is doing is exhausting.

Podcasts, book titles, and blog posts—In the Christian world, the idea of being a Proverbs 31 woman is really shoved down your throat.

“More precious than rubies?!”

Ummm…it’s noon and I haven’t even put my bra on yet.

Am I the only one who kind of rolls my eyes at her?

She is so perfect and has it all together. How annoying!

How is this any different than the impossible standards on TV and magazine covers? It’s just another source telling me that I’m not good enough and that I’ll never measure up.

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How to Pray–A Beginner’s Guide

How to Pray

Most of the questions that I get asked have to do with prayer–

“How do I pray, am I doing it wrong, and what do I say?”

My answer is always the same…

You can’t really DO it wrong! The point is just to DO it.

I realize that answer isn’t very satisfying though, so I decided to write up a practical step-by-step guide on how to pray. My ‘method’ is what has worked for me as I have narrowed in on how I best hear from the Lord. Guess what–it might be different for you–and that’s ok! I pray based loosely on the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13:

“This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.”

How to Pray: A beginner's guide #prayer #ChristianLife #NewBeliever

The 6 Steps of Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide

Take the Correct Posture:

That doesn’t mean that you have to bow your head, close your eyes and fold your hands. For me, the correct posture is often a mindset.

Am I in the right state of mind to hear from the Lord?

It looks different at different times. For example—if I’m praying warfare prayers (marriage/children/sickness) I’m on my knees with my head in my hands or on the ground. I’m pleading with God—but at the same time, submitting to His will.

For daily prayers, I’m sitting in my favorite chair, head back, Bible and notebook on my lap, and palms up. It’s a familiar posture for me and muscle memory kind of takes over.

When I’m here, my thoughts settle down and it signals to my body and mind that it’s time to pray.

If you’re just starting out with prayer—don’t worry—it takes practice to find the posture. Start with these 3 tips:

  1. Find a quiet spot and get comfortable—maybe this is your bed, your comfy chair, or your car. There is no right or wrong place.
  2. Close your eyes (if you’re safely able to) and place your hands on your knees—palms up.
  3. Deep breathing exercise—breathe in for four counts, and then out for four counts. Do this until you are focusing only on your breathing and not your to-do list.

At this point, you should be fully relaxed and ready to receive what the Lord has for you. Don’t worry, there will come a point when the posture will come more quickly. That’s why I like to pray in the same place each time—because each step of my prayer life is like a habit.

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Bible Verses to Help You Sleep

11 powerful Bible scripture verses to help you when you can't sleep. Plus a free printable war room prayer! #warroomprayer #bibleverse #warroom

“Recently, a friend came to me and asked me to pray for her because she hadn’t been sleeping well—or at all, really.

You see, her child has been dealing with some pretty serious bullying issues at school and her momma couldn’t let her mind rest until she figured out what to do about it.

She was awake at all hours of the night trying to fix the problem in her own strength.

It’s not that she was sitting up wide awake all night.

It was worse.

She’d be asleep but not fully asleep.

Not fully resting but not fully awake either.

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9 Thanksgiving Bible Verses to Help You Focus on Being Thankful

Keeping the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving

9 Thanksgiving Bible verses to encourage thankfulness. #Thanksgiving #BibleVerse #Holidays

I really like Thanksgiving for the most part.

I love the food, the gathering, the shopping…all of it.

Here’s the part I tend to miss—the really obvious THANKFUL part.


I get so caught up in the cooking and the visiting and the busy-ness of it all—I completely miss out on the being thankful part.

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15 Verses for Your Best Christmas Card Yet

15 amazing Bible verses that will be perfect for your next Christmas card! #BibleVerse #Christmas2017 #ChristmasCard #Christmas

Do people still send out a Christmas card every year?

Like in the mail?

Well, we do!

Now, I’m not saying that I always get them out in the timeliest manner, but I think I have gotten one sent out every year since we’ve had kids. (I think!) Ok…back when my babies were little (hello, Irish twins!) I may have sent out “Happy New Year” cards. Hah!

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13 MORE Verses Every Wife Needs to Circle in Her Bible

13 more scriptures every wife needs to circle in her Bible. #proverbs31 #ChristianWife #Marriage

I’ve been a wife for 13+ years, but it’s only been in the past few months that I’ve been on this journey to circle God’s promises in my Bible–and let me tell you–it’s been life changing!

[For me, it began when I read “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson and loved the way that he viewed circles in the Biblical sense–oh my, it’s good! If you haven’t read it–go and do that soon!]

You can check out my previous post, which explains why I believe circling verses in your Bible can grow your spiritual life in a very positive way.

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