Day 19 – You’re Valuable, Period.

Today I visited a bookstore.  Do y’all remember those?  I used to love, love, love browsing through bookstores.  Not so much anymore with a kindle and the internet.  But nonetheless, I’d waited until the last moment to find a study and the bookstore it was.

I was looking for a study to share with my SH girls.  I was looking for something on Proverbs 31 – you know how when you have a specific thing in mind – surely I know best.  Well I couldn’t find a darn thing…even had an associate help me look.  Hmmmm….why did I wait until the last minute???

So, in mounting anxiety, I look some more and come across a tiny little thing called Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans – looks promising because it’s so small – these girls won’t do homework outside the group (I got over that awhile ago) – but nah…it’s about women and these are young women…but you know, I can’t find WHAT I THOUGHT would be good so why not…again, running out of time.

Wow – what a gem.  The opening session was about establishing our value as women according to the Bible – and how absolutely valuable we are – just the message these young ladies need to hear. Not because they are a Proverbs 31 Woman – the study would probably have been focused on things they needed to do – values they needed to project – ways they needed to behave.  But instead, the message they heard tonight is “You’re valuable.” Period.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

I’ll leave you with the final illustration from the session tonight.  You have a $100 bill – no matter what you do to the bill – crumple, spit, step, grind, etc – it’ll still be worth $100 – friends, you are valuable – no matter what the world has done to you.  No matter what you have done to you.  You are valuable simply in that you are a child of God. Period.

Whew…score one for vacation and procrastination :)

xoxox – DM

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.