"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.
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.
We were driving along the 5 Freeway on a rainy Tuesday when Bob remarked, “She won’t know who you are. Sometimes she doesn’t recognize her own children. She has moments when she is quiet and times when she’s more talkative. It all depends.”
One day the disciples asked Jesus how to pray—which is hilarious when you think about it: they were talking with Jesus (aka God) asking him, ‘How should we talk with you?’
Remarkably, Jesus gives them the lay of land, a characteristic of How Things Work.
Here’s how it works, fellas: be stubborn, mule-headed and unstoppable in pursuing what you want. Be SHAMELESSLY PERSISTENT.
What a great motto for living, huh?! I love this motto most days. Flexibility is a quality to be encouraged and championed.
Welcome to Advent! The term is from the Latin word meaning "the coming, or arrival." It is a season of holy anticipation and disciplined waiting... more of a contented peace while listening with prophetic hope for the nativity of Jesus.
Anyone who knows me know that I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!
In fact, 4 people posted memes on my Facebook wall, celebrating that November means it’s time to begin the Christmas fun!
I’m one of those. . . you know, one of those people who pulls out the Christmas music and movies the day after Halloween and likes my house to be fully decorated by Thanksgiving.
Today has been a day filled with mixed emotions. The most unwanted, and dare I even say it, the most “hated” president in history, will move into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (the White House) in January. What are we supposed to do with
Lately I’ve been asking us to toss our political affiliations out the window!
Even if you’ve been a loyal Democrat your whole life, or dedicated to the Republican cause since you were able to vote, forget about it! Our political preferences are just not that important! …and Independent-Green-Tea isn’t the answer either!
Do you remember the first time you came to The Sanctuary or the first time you went to any church? You didn’t know anyone, you were nervous.