Proverbs 31:14

Proverbs 31:14

CEV: She is like a sailing ship that brings food from across the sea.

AMP: She is like the merchant ships loaded with foodstuff; she brings her household food from afar.

MSG: She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.

One way I bring back exotic surprises is by watching the grocery ads and buying meat when it is on sale.  I can save a huge amount of money simply by taking the time to plan my menu around the grocery sale items.


Recipes (Photo credit: pirate johnny)


As far as bringing my food from afar, when I get in a cooking slump, where I feel very uninspired, I will often go to the library and pick up some recipe books.  It always seems to help to try new recipes.  My mom subscribes to a magazine that has lots of recipes which have been sent in by other subscribers.  When she has finished looking at the magazine, she passes it on to me.  Many times, the recipes are from all over the country, enabling me to ‘bring food from afar.’

Sometimes, it’s not convenient to go from store to store, trying to catch the bargain prices.  Being that the stores where I often shop are all located right near each other, it’s rare for me to need to spend a lot of extra time in traveling to take advantage of those good bargains. 

English: Food 4 Less grocery store in Hollywoo...

English: Food 4 Less grocery store in Hollywood, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many of you probably live larger towns, and you won’t want to waste money on gas, trying to save money on groceries.  If you have a Walmart in your area, you can take the ads from other stores, and they will match the competitor’s ads.  This even works on grocery items.  However, it won’t work on items which say “2 for $5,” etc.  This is another way to bring your ‘food from afar,’ yet still ‘do him good all the days of your life.’

© 2004, Stacy R. Miller

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