When my daughter, Anna, was a senior in college, I asked her to make me a list of things a mother needs to know about her adult daughter. She and her friends crowded around a lunch table, and with notebook pad in hand, Anna scribbled down their replies. Here is what they had to say.
Think of a wise woman you know personally. What makes her wise in your mind? Perhaps she is knowledgeable, hospitable, charitable, loving, nurturing, self-controlled, kind. But what does the Bible say makes a woman wise?
Disappointment hurts. Like crazy. It’s a swift punch to the stomach, an ache behind the eyes, an unspeakable weight on the heart. The Bible reveals four types of important “first aid” for life’s disappointments.