All in Relationships
How often I took the role of Martha and huffed and puffed inwardly, while Catherine took the role of Mary by simply being with the Lord in prayer and sharing His love with others…
The danger exits however, in a growing culture of inauthentic friendships. Are we really connecting in mind, heart and soul with the numerous contacts on our devices and media platforms?
I always thought that becoming a Godly woman started with your husband and on your wedding day, but...Regardless of my vocation, I can start growing as a Godly woman right here, right now.
I’ve learned, however, that this cross has its sweetness...I’ve come to see God’s goodness and mercy, not to mention His immense wisdom, during this time.
I’m learning that his power is made perfect in weakness. That the more cracks we have, the more we need Him. The more that His Grace has room to fill us if we let Him.
God calls me to love myself, to see myself as God sees me and to accept God’s version of me. God calls me to love those seemingly unlovable parts of myself—the failures and anger and aggression.
Our (albeit mutual) breakup was incredibly painful. It hurt. A lot. But I learned that if the Lord is present in breakups, healing and growth are necessary results.
If social media has done anything for us since its inception, it has introduced us to personal branding, the idea that we have control over our online image.
The question suddenly crashed through the conversation. “Why are you a Christian, Sarah?” Henry asked. The others turned to look at me. There was a silence as they all waited for my reply.
It was two days before my Internal Medicine exam in medical school when I heard those six words that turned my world upside down.
It has been said that women are life-givers and truly they are! It is in their very nature to nurture and to love with all their hearts.
In a perfect Friendship (sisterhood) this Appreciative love is, I think, often so great and so firmly based that each member of the circle feels, in his secret heart, humbled before the rest.
I thank God for bringing me to community because it reminds me of His love, a love that brings me to a fuller and more abundant life shared with my brothers and sisters in Christ.
An Interview with Melissa Giles
“We become what we love, and who we love shapes what we become.”
To The Sole Arbiter of my life,
Let not the wisdom of the world and the deceiving riches of the earth consume and rob me of the true joy you have in store for me, Lord. Let Your Word transform the work of my hands and purify the desires of my heart. Pursue me, Lord, and make me strong, that I may not give in to my weaknesses. Amidst the conflicting moralities in this ever changing world, give me the courage and the audacity to choose You, my Sole Arbiter.
"It is for us women to receive the given as Mary did, not to insist on the not-given, as Eve did." Elisabeth Elliot
Comparison can drive a stake between relationships with our sisters, don't let it, instead let your attention be directed in positive way that brings you closer to your sisters.