TGI Saturdays # 69- The Real Phenomenal Woman

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TGI Saturdays # 69- The Real Phenomenal Woman

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Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Hi friends and Children of God,

How’s it going? I hope all is well with you all. It’s me again, past Latisha preparing a blog post for you guys in the future, including future me. My today (the day I’m writing this) is Feb 3rd, 2016. However, your today, my future today is May 21st, 2016 and it is my husband and I’s 11th Wedding Anniversary today. I’m hoping we get to do something really special for that, because we have had quite a journey thus far.

May is also a month we celebrate motherhood, and I’m very thankful to the two ladies who prepared posts about motherhood, that I was able to pre-schedule to publish the last two Saturdays. Thank you so much Michelle (Grammie Time) and Marva (Sun Sparkle Shine).

If you are here for the first time and wondering why am I preparing May post in February. Here’s the reason why. It is because at this moment I’m taking a blogging Maternity Break. Which is pretty much, my only day to day job I could take a break from. Right now, I’m on newborn baby duty, plus still have my  4 other kids (9, 6, 2 & 1) to take care of.

Anyway, blah, blah, blah, enough about that. I hope to hear from you via my comment box, a little encouragement wouldn’t hurt and it would be appreciated. Hope you enjoy my “Saturday Inspiration” below.

 

the real phenomenal woman

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Proverbs 31: 30-31 (NIV)

Most, if not all of us Christian women, young or old, cherish this bible verse more than any other in God’s word. We use it as a foundation for our women’s bible studies, and as a guiding light in shaping the kind of women of virtue we want to become. Though, I may not exactly fit in the category of new mom or new wife. I’m not sure if I’d fit into the category of Veteran mom/old pro either. I’m the in between P31 woman, not new to the rodeo, but still trying to find my way in many aspects.

In my “younger” days, being a proverbs 31 woman seemed like a really unattainable version of the “Real Woman.” Now I don’t think so any more. First of all, I see this chapter differently. I don’t believe the point was what this woman does daily, but how she does it. How she carries herself, how she treats others, how she helps others, how does she take care of her loved ones, her character. Now I think if I follow the path God leads me on, strive to live Godly, according to His leading. If I grow strong in my Godly character, take care of my family well. Then I am a Proverbs 31 Woman. What are your thoughts?

The Real Phenomenal Woman

Her worth is not determined by her physical appearance
nor her beauty by the color of her skin
Her extraordinary loveliness shines through
An effervescent glow from within

What makes her phenomenal?
Is it the stride of her strut?
Is it the curve of her hips,
the shape of her booty or the size of her lips?

What makes her phenomenal?
God’s word discuss
She is more precious than gold or jewels
She shapes us

She nurtures our hearts
For our body and soul she cares
She feeds her household spiritual food
She meditates, studies God’s word and says her prayers

Early morning she awakes
While her household still sleeps
She prepares her home for a new day
God’s commands she keeps

Her husband need not worry
Her children need not fear
For this confident woman runs her household
with vigor, discipline and good cheer

A phenomenal woman is well respected
Because of her, her family’s never rejected
Many beyond her household walls
Seek her wisdom because she hears God’s call

She is classy, generous and kind
Skillful, wise, intellectual, divine
She uses her gift to bless
To all who know her, she brings happiness

This real phenomenal woman
The epitome of strength
She is a reflection of Jesus
She is a godsend

She is a hard worker
She is God’s ultimate warrior
Bringing His offspring to Him
Ward over all God’s children

This woman will find peace and rest
at the end of her days
Her husband and children will honor her
God will give her praise

This real phenomenal woman
An epitome of strength
Leaves a legacy of faith for her children

Written by L.J.G.B (me)

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Peace, Love and Blessings to you.

With love,

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  1. Michelle May 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Hi sweet lady. I do hope you are doing well. First, a beautiful poem you wrote. Such lovely words. What do I think of the Proverbs 31 woman…she is unattainable! I find Christian women in particular striving to be like her yet, it takes a great amount of pressure, especially in today’s culture to even achieve it. With that said, it is something we can take apart and do the best we can with the gifts God gives to each one of us. Perfectionism is an ugly thing and to think our value as women, comes from being all and everything to everyone is a myth. So they are great goals to strive for, but many fall short and that is okay.

  2. Sharon May 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Might I take this chance to wish you a Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a truly wonderful day.

    I love your poem, Latisha. I have often looked at Proverbs 31 and thought some of the *virtues* were specific to the day and age it was written. Dated, if you will. SoI thought your poem version was really lovely, and yes, attainable! But this part, I want this to be said of me:

    “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her…” (vs. 28)

    If I *succeed* in being the kind of woman whose children love and admire, and her husband thinks she’s wonderful – well, that’s the kind of influence and legacy I want to achieve!

    GOD BLESS!

  3. Mother of 3 May 21, 2016 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Hope maternity leave is going well! How exciting to have a new little bundle to cuddle. This is my first week linking up; I just “found” you last week. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Debbie Kitterman May 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Happy Happy 11th Anniversary – You have much to celebrate – Praying you get some time to do so!

  5. Lux G. May 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    To be a Proverbs woman has always been my ultimate goal. This is a great guide in addition to the Bible. And I love this because it’s more modern so to speak. :)

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