"I hate coming to women’s events because of women."
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that statement over the years… in fact, I’m ashamed to say I’ve actually said those exact words myself.
Mind you it was many years ago, before I was the leader of Girls Like Me, and before I understood just how important women would be in my Christian journey.
I don’t believe it’s because we don’t like each other. I mean there are women hanging out with one another all the time, right? I do think, however, there’s something about a big mass of Christian women working to look and act their best that intimidates the average woman to the core.
What do I mean by average? You know, dirty-dishes-in-the-sink average, I-just-yelled-at-my-kids, the double-booked-myself-again kind of average woman.
We are fooled into believing that everyone’s got it together but us. What a keen plan of the enemy to keep us separated from the very people who can help us grow by providing wisdom, compassion, prayer, help and most importantly friendship.
I want to share life with real women who don’t pretend to have it all together, but those willing to be vulnerable and talk about their mistakes. Not only their mistakes, but also the things they’ve gotten right. I want to glean wisdom from other girls who have learned the stuff I haven’t figured out yet.
That can only happen when I’m hanging out with them.
This September 11th we’ll be having our fall GLM event. I don’t know about you, but I love fall and the hope of new beginnings it brings with it. Plan to join us and make Girls Like Me a part of your new beginnings this season. You can register for free at the link above.
Whether you’ve never been with us or you’ve never missed an event, we’d love to see you there.
Oh.. and please bring the real you. No imposters allowed.
Girls Like Me - Real Girls, Real Life.
I’m sure I’ve told you about the cactus that survives on my front porch… but have I ever told you why I keep it?
I have a cactus that sits on my porch. I put it there to move people...
Thank you for the prayers, texts, phone calls and financial gifts. We have felt your love and commitment.
There is so much that has taken place over the last couple of months since leaving The Sanctuary that it’s tough to know where to begin.
For years my understanding of Sabbath was to sit at home, no work, no fun, read and pray all day...so of course, I told myself, “I can’t do that!” …who could?!
I enjoy going on a stroll in our neighborhood, especially during the morning hours in springtime. It’s peaceful and the outside air so refreshing. I’ve read in different fitness articles to “walk like you’re in a hurry” in order to...
I LOVE dessert, I especially love ice cream. It started when I was a kid and my parents started rewarding us for a good report card, or a high grade on a difficult test, or to celebrate milestones in our lives.
All it takes is water! Water makes growth happen and the green hillsides taking shape all over our valley are pure evidence of that.
Have you been to “THAT” bakery and tasted their brownies? Don’t get me wrong there are all kinds of breads and pastries, cookies, croissants, pies, and cakes out there… but brownies, this is what the public really wants!
The Santa Clarita Valley is part of an Arbor Day Foundation movement called Tree City USA, and I’m glad!
Do you remember what you were doing four to five years ago? In 2012 what were you considering and contending for? What was consuming you?
Recently, I was reading the scheduled Growth Journal verses in my Bible. It was the account of God telling Noah to build the ark in Genesis 6.