She Worketh Willingly

Written by Angela, Contributing Writer

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands…she considereth a field…buyeth it…planteth a vineyard…perceiveth that her merchandise is good…layeth her hands to the spindle…maketh fine linen, and selleth it…delivereth girdles unto the merchant… a bit from Proverbs 31.

photo credit: free printable from Homemakin’ and Decoratin’

This “Virtuous Woman” was not a particular, un-named woman, rather, she was an idea that was presented to King Solomon by his mother, Bathsheba. Any mother that’s worth anything at all, will do her best to teach her son what he should look for in a wife. And, how thrilling that God would use a woman such as Bathsheba, a woman who was less than virtuous, to teach us all the kind of character traits a woman of virtue should possess!! God is so good like that, to use us in ways we are not qualified!

I think we can safely assume that this “virtuous woman” did more than stay home and clean the house. Not that that’s a bad thing to do. But, I do think we should do that and then some….like make money. Obviously, this woman did a lot of work. She wasn’t weak or simple-minded. She was a sturdy, smart, well balanced woman. She kept her house clean, her family fed and, I think, we can imagine that there was more money around the house because of her, not less.

I have 4 children. 3 of them are girls. I’ve decided to start a small home business so that they can learn how to work, manage {and save} money, run a business and care for their homes at the same time. It is my hope that they will learn now how to do these things and then, someday, when they are married, they will know how to go about starting their own business and they’ll have experience to back it up.

It’s amazing how God has blessed and provided so far! And He can do the same for you!

What can you do to make money from your home??

  • Teach piano or voice Sew Bake/decorate cakes 
  • Grow/sell flowers and arrangements or wreaths 
  • Raise puppies Raise bees/honey 
  • Clean houses 
  • Cut hair Homemade jams and jellies 
  • Homemade candles 
  • Homemade soaps 
  • Umm, ….blog… =) 
  • Any kind of crafts…jewelry, home decor,Christmas ornaments, hair bows 
  • Photography 
  • Swimming lessons 
  • Child care 
  • E-bay 
  • Scrap-booking {I’ve seen ladies make ridiculous amounts of money selling pre-made scrap book pages on E-bay!} 

Some questions to ask yourself before deciding what avenue to to take:

  1. What do I enjoy doing? 
  2. What am I good at? 
  3. What would I like to learn? 
  4. What can my kids do along with me? 

Find something you love to do and give it a shot. If it doesn’t work out, at least you tried. You’ll never know till you try…!

Angela has her own home business, please go to her business blog to find out more!

Angela was raised a Military Brat.  She is married to a pastor and mother to 4 children and 2 in heaven. Understanding how hard life can be and desiring to love other ladies, Angela took on blogging.

You can join Angela at Hidden Treasures where she blogs about the Christian life, children, whole foods, saving money and time, and living a natural  life the way God intended.

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to three children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. Great post, there is so much treasure buried in the talents of women! Caring for our home and our family is our primary ministry, as well as our greatest investment. Developing our God-given talent sets an example for our children to do the same.

  2. Great ideas! I do two of them – teach piano and blog. Keeps me busy!

  3. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t have spent any time trying to earn money when my kids were young. I would have spent more time with my babies enjoying the them. More time at the park, more time playing, more time teaching them. It goes way way way too quick!

    It was a light bulb moment when I realized that Jesus didn’t ever hurry anywhere. So different than our busy world today.

  4. I am heading to her business link next. Thanks for featuring her. Great post.

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