I got to thinking that my blog title probably doesn't aid my presence in the online world. Who wants to be known as prudent? Isn't the term "prude" just a shortened term of this word, anyway?
I even contemplated changing the name of my blog. But then I remembered something. Prudent is the perfect word for how we are to live as wives and moms.
Here is what dictionary.com says--
wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect;
careful in providing for the future; provident: a prudent decision.
1. sensible. 2. economical, thrifty, frugal.
As wives and moms, isn't this exactly what we are supposed to be? I think of the Proverbs 31 woman and how industrious and incredibly practical she was (take a moment to read it, if you don't remember).
Being a godly, prudent wife and mother isn't all that glamorous, but it is what we are called to be. And the rewards are tremendous. I keep having to remind myself of that, when I am in the trenches of it. Sometimes it is just downright hard.
Just for fun, I searched for the word "prudent" in God's Word. Here are some very helpful verses from Proverbs that use this word--
He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.
In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
Judging by these verses, prudent is exactly what we should want to be.
And so...after giving it some thought, I am going to keep my blog title. God calls us to live wisely and carefully, never leaving down our guards or giving up. We are called to live a Prudent Life.