Lately, I have been thinking about how she "sees that her trading is profitable" (vs. 18). This verse has really challenged me in the area of spending. For her trade to be profitable, she must be making wise decisions in both what she is selling and what she is purchasing. This is wear the headband pictures come into play.
I am in the season of life where many of my friends are having babies. I would love to shower them each with wonderful things that I have seen in so many adorable baby boutiques, however, the prices are ridiculous. I was recently browsing in one of these stores and I came across a very similar headband as the one pictured below. It was on sale for $18.95! I am so sorry, but I couldn't bring myself to buy such an expensive piece for one headband. Instead I decided to make one. The headband below probably costs me about $1.00. Not only did I have a lot of fun making it, but I felt like I was making a wise decision in protecting what God has given us...or making sure my "trade was profitable". I felt a sense of accomplishment. May we as christian women strive to live differently in all areas of our lives...including how we spend our money. And yes... I can't wait to someday be able to dress up my own daughter with these headbands;)