So far during the 14 Day “Heroic Minute” Challenge, we have learned from the Scriptures about how Our Lord Jesus himself rose before dawn to begin his day in prayer.  Today, I’d like to propose a famous Old Testament woman’s Heroic Minute – the Proverb’s 31 woman.This woman is an absolute ROCK STAR of virtuous living. She does it all – from being the perfect wife, to owning a business, to making clothes, serving the poor and more. What is her secret? The most important attribute she has – the one that fuels all her other virtues is that she is a “woman who fears the Lord.” (Pr. 31:30) Her relationship with the Lord is the motive and strength behind all her other undertakings. It is no surprise to read that she too lives out the Heroic Minute – “rising while it is still night..to provide food for her household and tasks for her maidens.” (Pr. 31:15)When I was a new Mom, my sleep-deprived brain could not comprehend how this Proverbs 31 woman pulled off everything she did in a single day. I wanted to be like her, but could barely even manage to be showered and dressed before Noon. During this season in my life, I discovered a series of talks which Kimberly Hahn had given on applying the virtues and discipline of the Proverbs 31 woman to our own lives. I would pack my infant son in his car seat each day and pop in a cassette (oh yes, dating myself for sure) into the car’s player and soak in all of Mrs. Hahn’s wisdom and insights. She has since developed the series of talks into a series of books. In the second of the series’ six books,  Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart, she examines

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