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    Quotables: The Fruit of Her Hands

    August 6, 2009 by Brandy Vencel
    The Fruit of Her Hands
    by Nancy Wilson

    Your trust, your faith, your hope, your confidence must be in the Lord. You must trust God. Women who follow the biblical pattern of submission and respect without trusting God are simply baptizing manipulation.

    {p. 50}

    Many years ago I was the busy mother of three children, ages four, two, and under one. Life was full, with hardly time to sit down…


    One night as I was washing the dishes…, my mind wandered off…Shouldn’t I be leading Bible studies? Shouldn’t I be involved in more active evangelism? Couldn’t I “disciple” someone? Didn’t God want me to do something for Him?

    Immediately I realized what He wanted me to do. He wanted me to do the dishes. But I still wondered if there was something else He wanted me to do. And I realized that, yes, there was something else. He wanted me to do them cheerfully.


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  • Reply Brandy August 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Kimbrah: Yes!

  • Reply Kimbrah August 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I think I need that book. Google books (hopefully!)? 🙂

  • Reply Brandy August 6, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I love this book, too! I feel guilty reading it, which is what I was looking for (correction). I read the cheerfulness part the day AFTER I was grumbling in my kitchen on purpose to make a certain grown man feel sorry for me (which didn’t work).

  • Reply Rebecca August 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm


    I have been struggling with how little I can achieve these days. Thanks for the reminder to do all that I can do cheerfully.

  • Reply Jennifer August 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I love this book, Brandy! I would like to think there are more recognizable and notable goals for me in life like a PhD or a high-paying job, but how much more does it further the kingdom when I submit to my husband and read to my children? Thanks for the reminder.

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