Posted by: Judy | August 6, 2020

This Week in Beauty…

Proverbs 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

What she has to offer is worth the price. I thought of the scripture of the laborer being worthy of his hire. I struggle with this one. My parents taught me that I wasn’t. They’d promise to pay me for extra work and then forget to pay me, pawn me off on the other parent (ask your dad for the money), or tell me I hadn’t done a good enough job.

Her candle not going out means the product is good and well cared for, properly trimmed. I unfortunately learned to do a slipshod job. Why bother doing my best when I wasn’t going to be paid anyway, regardless of the promises made? I have worked hard to unlearn that flaw.

I worked for the airlines, for over seven years. I made a lot of mistakes, but I did finally learn to work. I learned the value of buckling down and doing what was expected of me. Practice, with other jobs, helped me learn to put in my best effort.

I’m not perfect. I still fail to give my best, sometimes. However, I also had to learn that I often don’t know what my best is. I’m learning.

I almost didn’t post this picture because it’s fuzzy. Then I realized it fit.


  1. I am sorry that you grew up feeling like you were not worth anything. But your Heavenly Father says that you are definitely worth something! I pray you feel His love today!

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  2. My mothers favourite thing to say was, you sure have book sense but otherwise you are stupid, and why are you doing it that way followed up with you sure have book sense….it does stick with you Terrified to try anything. When trying anything if I received praise a retreat followed because I knew they would find out my stupidity. God loves us 🙂 The picture is beautiful.

    • I still say that I’m the stupid one in the family. It isn’t true, but it’s one of the unseen scars I’m still working on letting God heal fully. Compared to God, we’re all stupid, so there’s that. 🙂 Blessedly, He indeed loves us. Thanks.

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