Friday, December 10, 2010

New York

A few weeks ago I, with one of my very best friends, Amy, had the opportunity to go to New York to see another one of my very best friends, Lauren. This trip was a great reminder of what value friendship holds. These are friends that are more like family.

As I looked around in the city, I couldn't help but be reminded of our need for Jesus. One thing the people in New York are is self-sufficient. They have it all together, from the look of things. They are well dressed, have perfect jobs, modern apartments, and a nanny to take care of their kids. As I looked at some of these women, I noticed the emptiness in their eyes. We saw women walking with their children, on their day off, with, not a look of gratitude for time to spend with their children, but with a look of frustration at the inconvenience. The kids were being dragged behind their mom while their mom talked on the phone and shopped.

This got me to thinking about how thankful I am for being raised in a home that values family. I also respect my friend for living in a culture that values business and fashion above all else and still exemplifying what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman.

So my thought for the post is...Check out Proverbs 31. Be empowered by it and live it out!