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{Beaching with the Girls}

Good Sunday afternoon everyone. I hope that you all are having a wonderful Sunday and that tomorrow, July 4th, that you enjoy your red, white and blues. I just returned from from a short getaway to Fernandina Beach with my three daughters and we had such a wonderful time. We had one shower of rain but needless to say, I was a drowned rat! But oh did it ever feel so good and I simply just give praise for the much needed rain and time away with the girls. I for sure got the biggest soaking but then I can't move as fast as my girls! LOL!  Web image We had a lovely meal at the Boathouse one evening. We had about an hour wait so we walked around the historic district for a bit and oh my! I found the cutest little Christmas ornament shop. I can't believe I did not take any pictures. Especially when I LOVE ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS.  There is nothing like the sound of the ocean and the clean salt air to me.  We had brunch one morning at Sliders and one can never go wrong with Grits and Shr

Wednesday in the Word-Sisters in the Lord

. Someone gave this to me several years ago when I taught on the Friendships of Women. Praying that you will be touched and blessed.



To my sisters in the Lord....
There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to take a close look at herself. Not at her circumstance, not at what she did, not how unfair life is, or at who made you do it. She has to just look at herself in all her glory and imperfection.  

Have you ever admired a woman who has been through changes in her life? Or have you made up your mind that she is just messed up. Before you make this mistake, take a closer look. A woman who has endured the most unusual life is someone of wisdom, someone who has been chosen by God to go through things that have made her stronger.

Think of all the great women in the Bible: Mary Magdalene, Ruth and Naomi, the woman with the issue of blood, and Esther, to name a few. Mary was prostitute, a very uneasy woman. But by the time Jesus was done with her, she was His closest follower. Esther was unfortunate in marrying an abusive man, but by the time God was done with her, she married one of the wealthiest men in the land.

Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold her up. Before you wonder, "What's up with her?" ask yourself, "What's up with me?"

That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law, stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend or co-worker. That woman could be ME!

Women are the carriers of life, not the channels of death. Let's build and encourage each other as did Ruth and Naomi. Encourage and love, forgive and forget, and trust that the woman that receives this act of love and kindness will be touched and blessed in some way.



Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Comments

  1. "Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle". HOPE you have an awesome day, my friend!

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  2. Just think how much better life would be if we as women took this heart.
    Connie Royals

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  3. Thank you for a message that I needed to be reminded of today...Love you my friend

    J.D.

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  4. A loving heart towards all who enter our circle of life will bring more blessings than we can count. Great message today Cindy, thank you!

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  5. Cindy xo this is so beautiful and too true. One of the best posts I have read. I really like Deb's comment as well.
    Much love to you ladies xo
    Wishing all the best day ever!
    Aim

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  6. This is a wonderful post and could not have come at a better time for me for a variety of reasons.

    I loved the part where you said, "Before you wonder what's up with HER, ask yourself, What's up with ME?

    Loved that so much. Such good advice.

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  7. Oh yes, Cindy! Such a wise word here! You have found that one thing that binds all the women of the Bible together - and hopefully we might count ourselves in their circles as we give ourselves more to God each day. Blessings!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  8. One of my dear friends has been through a lot of change - not of her doing - and she is the most precious, wise woman! She spoke at a ladies' conference I attended a few years ago. Her theme was, 'In change, He remains'. I've taken that as my theme - to remember no matter how things change (and they WILL change!), He remains. Constant. Loving. True. Faithful. Thank you for sharing this with us, my friend.
    ~Adrienne~

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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