Sunday, November 29, 2009

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

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13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

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14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

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17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

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18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

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19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

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20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

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21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

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22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

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23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

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24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

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27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

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30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

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31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

State Mottoes



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Today at school we did a little test on how well we know the 50 states. The hints were given in state flowers, state nicknames, and state mottoes. I found the mottoes especially interesting. So here is my little quiz for you: Can you match the 50 states with their mottoes?

He who transplants sustains
Nothing without Providence
Under God the people rule
In God We Trust
The life of the land is perpetuated by righteousness
God enriches
Let us be grateful to God
With God, all things are possible
Liberty and Independence
Justice for All
State sovereignty, national union
Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
Union, justice, confidence
Live free or die
Virtue, liberty and independence
Freedom and Unity
Liberty and prosperity
Thus always to tyrants
While I breathe, I hope; Ready in soul and resource
She Flies With Her Own Wings
Let it be perpetual
Labor conquers all things
The people rule
By valor and arms
Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law
Equality before the law
Equal rights
I lead
By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
Excelsior (ever upward)
Eureka (I have found it)
Gold and Silver
Agriculture and commerce
The crossroads of America
We dare defend our rights
Mountaineers are always free
By and by
If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you
To be, rather than to seem
The star of the North
North to the future
To the stars through difficulties
Manly deeds, womanly words
It grows as it goes

(Here are the answers, if you want to know in a hurry!)


O beautiful, for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America! God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.

O beautiful, for pilgrim feet

Whose stern, impassioned stress

A thoroughfare for freedom beat

Across the wilderness!

America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw;

Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law!

O beautiful, for heroes proved

In liberating strife,

Who more than self their country loved

And mercy more than life!

America! America! May God thy gold refine,

Till all success be nobleness, and ev'ry gain divine!

O beautiful, for patriot dream

That sees beyond the years,

Thine alabaster cities gleam

Undimmed by human tears!

America! America! God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!

Monday, November 9, 2009


We at The Pleasant Times try our utmost to provide you with beautiful artwork to illustrate our posts. We make sure that when you click the picture, it will go directly to the picture page on Allposters, sparing you the disgust of searching for it yourself among some rather awful paintings. If you are at all tempted to buy any of the artwork featured, you might be interested in a little button under the painting on the Allposters product page, that says "View in Room." This handy-dandy feature lets you see the artwork framed and on a wall in a variety of rooms. We enjoyed playing with it, and thought you might like to know about it.