Friday, January 29, 2016

What I Believe to be True about Women

Why am I writing? What is the purpose of my writing? Why does it feel so urgent for me to write?

Because I am a woman who seeks purpose, who seeks hope, who seeks to see new life, who seeks to understand connection, community and truth.

This is what I believe to be true about women. We feel deeply because we are created with these gigantic hearts that are in need of deep love and are in need to be in deep love with our creator, our spouse, our children, our calling and our church.

This is what I believe to be true about women. We are caregivers, we are nurturers, we are protectors, we are warriors, we are fighters, we are strong and we are real. We are first responders, we are cheerleaders, we are guardians, we are bravery and tenacity and honesty wrapped into one mighty daughter of the King.

This is what I believe to be true about women. We are created to CREATE. We are artists. We co-create life when we birth our babies, we create connection when we engage with other women, we create community when we step out of our homes, we create rhythm and song and melody that sings of our Creator.

This is what I believe to be true about women. We are workers. Workers in the home, caring for our young, in blood, sweat and tears and stained and torn knees, we keep our homes together, bonded, strong and holy . We are workers in the world with kingdom purpose. We have been knit together with unique skills and abilities that are fit for specific needs- within our families, our communities, our churches and our world. We are workers.

You there- single Mom, stay at home Mom, Working Mom, Work from Home Mom, Divorced Mom, Mom struggling with depression, addiction, hopelessness, you are ON PURPOSE- all of you, every part, every piece of your story, your wounds, your victories, your movements, all have meaning because of Him.

I write because I have a Holy God who lives in me that wants to speak words to hearts of women.

I am redeemed by the death of my Savior Jesus Christ and I am able to write, walk, live, love, laugh, grieve, dance, shout, pray, sing and rest WELL- because of Him.

It is my sweet pleasure to journey with all of you...

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