Proverbs 31 uses “she can laugh at the days to come…” to describe this “famous” (or infamous some tired women might say!) wife of noble character.” My aunt also wrote a book by that title when I was in college, so it has been a significant phrase to me!

As I was standing in my kitchen a couple mornings ago, getting ready to have tea and chocolate with Jesus, I looked up and saw this:


I had bought the sunflowers as a gift for some women in a summer discipleship group as a visual reminder that our beauty comes as we turn our faces and strain toward the Son, just as sunflowers do.  “Those who look to Him are radiant and their faces are never covered with shame.”

The plaque behind that was a gift from a friend and is one of my favorite names of God…The God of Angel Armies.  “I know who goes before me.  I know who stands behind.  The God of Angel Armies is always by my side. The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine.  The God of Angel Armies is always by my side….”

It struck me that morning that, if the first picture is happening in my life–I am turning my face toward the Son and gaining His beauty–and then by faith I’m believing that He is The God of Angel Armies who is always by my side…

I  really CAN laugh at the days to come!!!

My desire is to live as a Proverbs 31 woman–a radiant face, a BIG God and lots of laughter at the days to come.