{ Fierce Women }

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Ugly Fierce incubates bitterness

   Beautifully Fierce assaults offenders with forgiveness

Ugly Fierce battles with her double-edged tongue

   Beautifully Fierce uses the element of surprise:

She aims

         then fires fearless love

Ugly Fierce buries herself in self-pity

 Beautifully Fierce hunts down gratefulness

Ugly Fierce fakes, flaunts, frowns

Beautifully Fierce is sincere, stately, and smiling

Ugly Fierce lashes out at God

Beautifully Fierce grabs hold of God’s garment and never lets go

 

Random thoughts inspired by the book I’m reading:

Fierce Women: the Power of a Soft Warrior by Kimberly Wagner

Photo Credit:Stas Ovsky

{ Ring in a Pig’s Snout }

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“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.” ~ Proverbs 11:22

Apparently, brassy (the word prompt of the day) means:

  • tastelessly showy 
  • loud in appearance or manner
  • lacking discretion

It takes practice to have discretion, and I don’t think it’s natural in this culture.

I am learning it, little by little…

A few years ago, I went to a ladies gathering with friends from church. I spotted my friend wearing a red gingham jumper.  I recognized this jumper, because I had recently donated it to the local thrift shop.  This thrift shop was also a favorite of hers.

I spoke without thinking: “Oh! That looks like the dress I just gave away!  Did you get it at The Corner Thrift Shop?”

She was quietly gracious.

Discretion, self-control, and a quiet and gentle spirit. These are adornments I want to wear every day.

“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.” ~ Proverbs 11:22

©  Lisa M. Luciano 😊

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