Does your life go in themes?
Since October (and probably before, though I didn’t recognize it), I’ve felt led to embrace community.
God has shown me quite clearly through books, blogs, experiences,TV/movies, art…that this is where He is leading me.
I seek to create community among women. I have a vision from God to encourage women in mentoring one another.
Too many women are getting lost in cultural influences and listening to the lies of the enemy. We must seek God in all things and counsel each other. The enemy is fighting hard against my efforts to begin IRL mom groups, Bible studies, and mentoring programs.
I seek to serve in the area of hospitality. My home is open to weekly, monthly, however often, meetups for women and their families to get together in fellowship. We love to provide food. We love to play games and celebrate life with others.
I was just speaking to my Sunday school class (that my husband and I teach) at church this morning about how difficult it is to engage other families and serve Jesus in the area of hospitality. One lady mentioned that many have left our small conservative church for other, bigger, liberal, contemporary churches. They’ve lost touch and its hard to start anew with a family connection group that might just fall apart again. She agreed that people are often just too busy to make time for others. One gentleman complained that we’re just in this era of texting and not visiting. I think that my generation is losing touch with peers and we’re suffering by not having anyone to call when we’re in need.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV
I will not give up on moms and family meeting groups coming to fruition, but in the meantime I have opened up an online community for moms at any stage of mothering so we can support each other. Please join me? Desperate Moms is my Google+ community for ALL MOMS. Let us mentor each other through our journeys.
Daddy, My God,
I pray for women.
Wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters…We need You. We need each other.
Please help us to connect with each other, whether it is at church, in our neighborhood, through our kids’ activities, during our husband’s work functions, at our volunteer opportunities, our own work experiences, or even online.
Help us to overcome our own busy-ness and reach out to other women and truly see them and their needs. Help us to step outside ourselves and offer support. Help us to see other women with Jesus’ eyes. Even if it’s uncomfortable or those ladies are somehow different than we are, help us to go outside our comfort zone and meet them where they are without judgment.
Show us where the needs are that we can be Your hands and feet. Women need real physical help. We need prayer and comfort and understanding. We need to reach out in love. We need to overcome stereotypes and judgment and criticism.
We need to join hands, links arms, and show a chain of love and support to the world’s women.
Lord, help us.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Titus 2: 3-5 NIV
Would you be interested in joining a Redeeming Childbirth community? I am past the pregnancy and childbearing stage, but I would be more than happy to open up a group for moms of all stages to discuss the book and life.
Go find a woman to help.