The Rib

Re posting this from morningstoryanddilbert.

The Rib

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
September 17, 1997

When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being. When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.

But you woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life into man because your nostrils are too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you.

Man was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with the creativity. From one bone I fashioned you. I chose the bone that protects man’s life.

I chose the rib, which protects his heart and lungs and supports him, as you are meant to do. Around this one bone I shaped you. I modeled you. I created you perfectly and beautifully.

Your characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate and fragile. You provide protection for the most delicate organ in man, his heart.

His heart is the center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of life. The rib cage will allow itself to be broken before it will allow damage to the heart. Support man as the rib cage supports the body.

You were not taken from his feet, to be under him, nor were you taken from his head, to be above him. You were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be held close to his side.

You are my perfect angel. You are my beautiful little girl. You have grown to be a splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I see the virtue in your heart. Your eyes – don’t change them. Your lips – how lovely when they part in prayer. Your nose so perfect in form your hands so gentle to touch. I’ve caressed your face in your deepest sleep; I’ve held your heart close to mine.

Of all that lives and breathes, you are the most like me. Adam walked with me in the cool of the day and yet he was lonely. He could not see me or touch me. He could only feel me. So everything I wanted Adam to share and experience with me, I fashioned in you: my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and support. You are special because you are the extension of me.

Man represents my image – woman, my emotions. Together, you represent totality of God. So man – treat woman well. Love her, respect her, for she is fragile. In hurting her, you hurt me.

What you do to her, you do to me. In crushing her, you only damage your own heart, the heart of your Father and the heart of her Father.

Woman, support man. In humility, show him the power of emotion I have given you. In gentle quietness show your strength. In love, show him that you are the rib that protects his inner self.

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Awards Again…

It’s award time and my thanks for the encouragement goes out to those who nominated me for the following awards.

ThanksHolly Michael’s Writing Straight For the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. As her Blog states, Holly writes, and  writes well.  There is inspiration and truth in her writing as well as compassion and caring.  Take the time to go there and find out.

Thank  you Holly for this award and the privilege to share the joy of writing, especially writing about our Lord.

First I’ll list the rules, and then I’ll follow through with what I was asked to do…

1) All recipients need to thank the giver 2) Post 7 things about yourself 3) Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated. 4) Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog


Seven things about myself:

  1. I write.
  2. I teach.
  3. I garden.
  4. I read.
  5. I knit.
  6. I paint.
  7. I craft.

It is my pleasure to nominate the following blogs:

  1. SR at Water My Flowers Lord is such a joy to visit.  She inspires and encourages. You can  visit her here:
  2. Faith at Faithrises is such an inspiration.  She has scripture  and photos to get your day going.  A sure blessing when you visit her here:
  3. Wendy at greenlightlady  will fill your day with light, a green light of life.  Check out the photos and words on life all around us.
  4. AmberLea of Alaska’s Blog is in her words: Life was meant for caring and sharing and that is what she does.  She draws from her place, Alaska and the life there as well as from her experiences.
  5. Adele Konyndyk at  is a freelance writer who writes about the connection between faith, art, culture and justice.
  6. Darla at ponderings of a princess…  Tells it like it is.  Deep insights drawn from life  experiences and a heart for God are what you will find here.
  7. The Lamehousewife Blog will take you on a journey  with a single mother with four boys. There is much about a faith that was built through difficult circumstances but shows victory.

Take the time to visit these blogs by sisters in the Lord who blog and be blessed.

 The second award is the thought provoking award.

I would like to thank Wendy from greenlightlady for the thought provoking blog.  Her blog is truly thought provoking and enjoyable.  For a special thrill check out how she wove pictures and a story from the Word of God together.  It is truly inspirational and thought provoking.  A House is Not a Home Without a Cat  at <>  It is an honor to receive this nomination.

Here are the award rules (slightly paraphrased):

1. Post the award on your blog  -done

2. Thank the one who nominated you and link back to their blog. – done

3. Nominate 7-12 other bloggers you admire and enjoy!

4. Share 7 things about yourself.

5. Inform each person that you have nominated them.

I nominate the following bloggers for this award:

  1. Biltrix  Here you will find many thought provoking blogs.  Some hopefully will inspire you to action.
  2.  Holly Michael’s Writing Straight will have you thinking.  Check out this blog at her site.Einstein and Christianity.
  3. SR at Water My Flowers Lord will jump start your brain with blogs  like this one. When God Told Me, “Evil Sits At Your Dinner Table”
  4. Practical Bible Teaching is sure to provoke you to thinking with this entry in his blog:  The Illusion of Reality.
  5. Through HimWithHimInHim at  will also have you thinking.  Check out this entry on the blog: Bus Stop Living?…
  6. Adoptingjames at will prove thought provoking when you read this entry: Christianity  is Like Buying a Zoo
  7. AmberLea of Alaska’s Blog has thought provoking words  to say about  Overcoming Fear at

Have a blessed time thinking…

And one more thanks to Biltrix: 

Thank you Biltrix you are so sweet to think of me!!!!
Check out their site for a sweet variety of posts.

Rules for this award include:

  • Thank the super sweet blogger who made the nomination.
  • Nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers (below…)
  • And answer five questions:
  1. Cookie or cake?  Cookie – snickerdoodle
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Ice cream? Vanilla, candy? Chocolate.
  3. What is your favourite sweet treat? Crème Brule
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? Late at night
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  Sweet tea?

And for the sweetness award, I nominate the following:  Thank you Biltrix for the suggestions.

Have a sweet day.