I had a BLAST!! I was recently on Joni Lamb’s tv interview program, Table Talk & had an awesome time with ladies who are every bit as wonderful on as well as off camera. I love these women & was totally honored to engage in this conversation – I know you’ll love it as well! 🙂
Greetings! I received boatloads of feedback on my recent blog related to the Supreme Court ruling in the US about same sex marriages & I’m planning to respond in my next post to all of this great feedback. Thank you so much for taking the time to give me your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree with my recent blog!
With that being said, here’s a link to a recent interview I did with Joni Lamb! It was a super awesome time with Joni & an amazing group of women, all talking about the women in the Gospels and how they intereacted with Jesus. Feel free to pass along this blog to your friends because the interview is one of my favorites!!
This morning, I read about Angelina Jolie’s medical update related to her ovaries and cancer. Given the history of cancer in her family, she seems to have made a well-informed decision. Kudos that she lives in a country with such sophisticated technology, medical facilities and modern thinking about women all combining to give her the power to be in a position to make such a choice.
In contrast, I’ve been following a situation in Afghanistan where a woman challenged an imam about his sales of amulets and how she was subsequently attacked, beaten, stamped on, run over by a car, killed and her body burned. There has been a large outcry in Afghanistan against such brutality against women and we’ll see if anything substantial changes for women in this country in the future, based on last week’s atrocities.
I find it interesting, as a woman, to live in a world at this time, with such extreme contrasts: a woman freely discussing what might be considered private body parts and a woman being treated worse than an animal for standing up for her convictions. Women have always played an interesting role throughout history and in the Bible, but no one has ever treated women with more dignity, grace and poise than Jesus. Check out my Jesus’ Chicks book for some really cool insights and opportunities to know Jesus more intimately 🙂
Happy Monday morning! Did you know that March is the “official” Women’s History Month? I think that’s totally awesome largely because of my recently released book on Jesus Chicks. If you haven’t picked up a few copies yet, click the link and grab a few before we run out – it’s the best thing I’ve written so far!!
With that being said, here are a few quotes from women that are worthy of some reflection:
“Blessed is she who believes that there would be a fulfillment of has been spoken to her by the Lord” – Elizabeth to Mary in Luke 1:45
“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” — Rosa Parks
“Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” Ruth to Naomi in Ruth 1:16
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” Mordecai to Esther in Esther 4:14
Hey friends! I just published a book that I think is honestly the best thing I’ve ever written! My new book is called Jesus Chicks and it’s really brief but extremely insightful. In my new book, I take one chapter per chick to talk about the women with whom Jesus interacted – Martha, Mary, His mom, the Canaanite woman, etc. What I love about this book is my discoveries about how relational Jesus is with us, as I show with His interactions with each of these ladies.
I’d strongly encourage you to get a few copies to share with your friends and even book clubs / Bible study groups since there are also discussion & consideration questions at the end of each chapter. You can also get it as an ebook as well! 🙂
Today is my weekly Jesus Chick post where I get to briefly share some cool stuff about some of the amazing women in Jesus’ life. Of course Jesus had His 12 disciples & men are clearly an important part of Jesus’ life. But here’s an often over looked woman who caught Jesus attention: the widow’s mite chick.
When you read what’s happening around this nameless chick, there are lots of people giving offerings into the Temple treasurey & Jesus was not only watching the people, but He was watching the amounts that they were giving. Some were giving heaps & some giving what seemed paltry. Please keep in mind that in Jesus’ day, women were frequently overlooked as His world was primarily male dominated. So the fact that Jesus calls out a woman who was giving a very minuscule amount says something of premier importance – she caught Jesus’ eye more than anyone else. She caught Jesus’ attention because of her extravagant generosity, not because of the massive quantity. From watching this amazing & nameless Jesus Chick, we learn that is more a condition of the heart than the size of the gift 🙂
Over the year or two, I’ve looked in depth at the women who were in Jesus’ life & have been totally blown away!! There is an amazing & totally astounding connection between Jesus & various women in the Gospels with whom He interacted. Some take always that I’ve learned from this 2 year journey with these women & Jesus include:
*women have a very special place in Jesus’ heart
*jesus connects with women on very deep, emotional & heartfelt levels
*the interactions that these women had with Jesus left them changed – some profoundly & some in small ways, but changed nonetheless
*Jesus was never harsh, attacking nor cutting with any of the women in the Gospels
*women in Jesus’ life played very unique roles
Can you pls give me some feedback: would you like for me to do a blog like 1x / week about a different woman in the Gospels? Thanks for your input!!