Monday, May 2, 2022

"Cracked Eggs" ~ A Proverbs 31 Story ~ Snippets

Every time I see a cracked egg, I am reminded fondly of my grandmother. You see, my grandfather ran an egg farm and as a peaceful type of fellow, he wasn’t too aggressive as a businessman. When grandmother noticed trays and trays of cracked eggs that were unsellable to his customers (and therefore being wasted), she asked if she could have them. He gave her the go-ahead and she took them to the local restaurants and sold those eggs for half the price. The businesses were delighted with the arrangement which lasted many years and she was able to put aside some savings for their family. Later, she was to use that money to purchase a few beachfront properties that she felt were fairly priced. Grandfather never got involved. He trusted her. These homes (that she rented out) eventually became their retirement. 

Through an old fashioned dose of diligence and resourcefulness, a poor egg rancher was essentially “rich” with her as his wife…

“The heart of her husband safely trusts her;

So he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good and not evil

All the days of her life.”

~ Proverbs 31:11-12


20 comments:

  1. That is a sweet story. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I couldn't resist! It's such a beautiful memory for me :) Thank you!

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    2. What a lovely story. Your grandmother was obviously a very wise and resourceful woman.

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  2. I love this story and the lesson it tells ~ thank you for sharing it with us :-)

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  3. I enjoyed this beautiful snippet. Your grandmother was so creative and wise!

    With love from,
    Kelly (Mrs. Kiwi)

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  4. Debby in Kansas USAMay 3, 2022 at 6:35 AM

    Thanks for sharing this, Jes! I've heard so many stories about wise women and their egg money, but this was a new take!

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  5. Your Grandmother was a very wise woman and she saw what others didn't, so God blessed the work of her and your Grandfather's hands!
    Such a beautiful and inspirational lesson!
    :)

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  6. I will never look at a cracked egg again, without thinking of this story of your Grandma. Love It! ❤

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  7. I love this story of resourcefulness and ingenuity, JES! What a woman your grandmother was! I also love how her husband trusted her so completely to wisely manage her undertaking, and how beneficial it became to both of them. Like Christine, I will also never see a cracked egg without remembering this wonderful story. Thank you for sharing this gem. Nancy

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  8. Love this example of a Proverbs 31 wife...what a great family story to have!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this story again. So inspiring! I am in the midst of making some financial decisions to ease things for my husband (who is suffering health issues that are making it increasingly hard for him to earn an income). God's timing is perfect! The Lord bless you, Jes

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    1. And may He bless your household as you seek wisdom!

      "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." - James 1:5

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  10. Thank you for sharing this story! It inspired both my husband and I.

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  11. Hi, JES!
    I hope everything is okay with you and your family. Praying for you! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Prayers are always appreciated ❤️

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  12. Hoping in with a basket full of blessings hoping you are well~ 💐

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me!!! That is so touching!!! ❤️ I hope you are doing well also!

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  13. "Later, she was to use that money to purchase a few beachfront properties that she felt were fairly priced."

    That is a lot of eggs! 😳

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  14. Carol Clemmons @sunnydaycabinAugust 24, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    What a precious story! Thank you for sharing Jes!

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