Sunday, January 10, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” C.S. Lewis
As I prepare this series, I'm feeling like an anxious mother, wondering if this thing she's birthed will be understood, and if she even fully understands her own content. The awareness of my own life and the struggles I experience seem 10x bolder as I attempt to make them viewable for others.
This has been birthed over several years, as I watch women struggle with weak desires and low expectations. Easily satisfied with the far-too-little that is expected of us, we are surviving, and not thriving. Some of us want more, and some of us don't even know if we should.
Wherever you are, and whatever your context, this is for you. I'm nervous too, because I've seen many a blog mercilessly slaughtered, because people took offense at slight details, or refused to see it because it wasn't their experience.
Please hear my heart, and know that I want the absolute best that our Father has to offer for each of His children.
The first post will be up tomorrow :)
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Chalk it up to the new year, or to recent conversations with kindred spirits, or to thoughts and ideas simmering in my head, but I have Writers Itch and hope to have a new series on Vibrant Womanhood on the blog soon. I've had some response on one of my last posts on the bit about Mennonite women being less interesting conversationally than the men, and I plan to revisit that in this new series. I am currently doing a study of different facets of womanhood and so while a lot will be for the ladies, I also plan to write a post for the guys as well. It might also involve a guest post too.... so stay tuned.