Walk With the Wise

3 By wisdom a house is built,
   and by understanding it is established;
4 by knowledge the rooms are filled
   with all)precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is full of strength,
   and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war,
   and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
7 Wisdom is too high for a fool;
   in the gate he does not open his mouth. 

I often get asked, "Why do you call your blog, "Wise Girl's Guide?"  Well, I assure you, it is not because I am calling myself something great and saying read my guide.  As I have said in my blog posts, I am a Proverbs junkie.  I love the Book of Wisdom and I study through it several times a year.  In 2008, I attended a conference that completely put the pieces of the puzzle together for me in gaining a better understanding of who I was and who God had made me to be.  That is another post all together.  But it set me on a journey of seeking wisdom.  You see, before that, I would have called myself a trivia junkie.  I was full of useless knowledge on useless stuff.  If you wanted to know which cell phones had the best reception or the best brand of shampoo or how to get free stuff at the stores you like or which diaper rash cream was best at clearing up a bumpy butt, then I had the info.  Unfortunately, that also translated to my knowledge of the Bible.  I had a lot of info and could tell you what I think at a moment's notice.  But I realized that I was acquiring knowledge for knowledge sake.  I wasn't maturing.  I wasn't going any deeper in knowledge of the Word or usefulness in the Kingdom.  Part of that was that I had, truly, no clue as to anything about my design as a woman and why understanding my design was significant in sharing the Gospel.  I had no idea how to practically live out my faith in a real and meaningful way.  And I had no idea how to learn to weed out the real and deep influence the world had made even on my understanding of Scripture.  But recognizing for the first time how worldly I had allowed my thinking to become was first in un-doing its affects.  

I was deeply impacted by some teachings on Proverbs 7.  A workshop I attended at that conference with an exceptional teacher, Mary Kassian, ignited a passion within me to return to His Word with a new purpose and new mind.  I recognized in myself, for the first time, a lot of very selfish, wild tendencies.  I was so broken for consequences of decisions we make as women which completely create chaos in our lives.  I needed a guide for clearing the forest of my mind and sharing it with others.  That lead me back in a deeper way to the Guide, the Word of God.  

The passage above is one of my favorite in all of scripture.  It gives a very vivid picture of what wisdom offers to the believer, and a very clear call for how to get it.  Throughout Proverbs we learn that wisdom is more than knowledge.  I like to say that wisdom is having the maturity to apply the knowledge that you have received.  Maturity isn't something you just have.  Its growing up.  Its living life.  Its mountains and valleys and learning from your mistakes.  Its living in the Word and walking with the wise.  As the passage above states, "for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory." I don't want to be a fool.  I want to be a wise girl.  So Wise Girl's Guide is all about THE Guide to being a person of wisdom, God's Word.

Walking with the wise, receiving guidance and sound counsel are part of becoming wise.  God made us to be sharpened by the tools of others.  Here are some links to GREAT resources.  These are people and ministries I have a great amount of respect for and that are helping me on my journey to wisdom. These are some of my wise counsel.  I hope that they can be helpful in your quest to become wise as well.

Reviveourhearts.com - Ministry to women.  Great resources and events.

Mary Kassian - Author, Speaker, Professor
  • The Feminist Mistake - An EXCELLENT read!  A book that totally revolutionized my thinking and put the puzzle pieces together for me.  So full of great information.
  • Truewoman.com - A wealth of great resources that I go to often.  Articles from some truly amazing women of faith with incredible insights.

Dannah Gresh- Author, Speaker, Purity Ministry Extraordinaire! Excellent parent resource!

John Piper - Pastor, Author, Speaker
  • DesiringGod.org - Pastor Piper's ministry and another great resource for sound teaching.  Great articles and helps.
Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood - articles, resources, podcasts, and theological insights


  1. I love the title of your blog. Thanks for explaining about the title. My name is Julie too. (I saw your name on "Pure Freedom")

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments! I am just getting started with this blog, so hopefully more regular posts to come!