Today is Favorite Blog Friday!
I feel like the woman we're looking at today is family. She's the niece of my Pastor. She's also one of the grandchildren of the lady that I spoke about in my blog post "The Sacrifice of A Mother."
Her family— uncle, Grandmother and her parents—through their ministries, have been very instrumental in shaping me spiritually.
I've cried on the arm of her Grandmother many times telling her of my woes. . . my failure as a mom when my children were younger. As-a matter-of-fact, I did with her grandmother the same thing I did with Elisabeth Elliot. I sat at her feet.
I found in Mother Cannings, sound advice—full of insight and wisdom. A caring heart, someone who took time with me—never rushing me. She took time to hear me. She listened. And she shared her stories with me even sharing a few of her own regrets.
Now, I'm an admirer of Priscilla's from a far. It still hard for me to believe, especially when I'm looking at her on stage or video that the lady before me is Priscilla.
I remember when ... this was before hearing her speak, but knowing that she had basically followed in the footsteps of her dad, Dr. Tony Evans. I would wonder if she was indeed gifted or piggy backing off of him?
Just like this girl can sing, this girl can speak and teach. She's exceptionally gifted, very well spoken. And she's successful in her own right.
Last night I stopped by her place to see what she was up to and this is what I found out.
She has the Resolution Revolution Project going on and a new book coming out Sept. 1.
What is the project exactly?
"It's a gathering of women who are choosing to make resolutions about their personal and professional lives.
The resolutions are done to bring a transformation to the lives of the participants and to their
Here is a list of a couple of the resolutions the women are encouraged to apply:
1. I do solemnly resolve to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or curcumvent any portion of my journey, but will live with a spirit of contentment.
Side note for a moment—
So many of us end up fighting the inevitable and grow up being the spitting image of our mothers don't we?
Reading this resolved reminded me of the book that Priscilla's mother wrote: "The Season's of A Woman's Life."
That book was the beginning, along with Elisabeth's teachings, of me understanding the seasons of my own life—my Christian life.
Okay, moving along ...
2. I will champion God's model for womanhood in the face of a post feminist culture. I will teach it to my daughters and encourage its support by my sons.
To see the list in its entirety please visit our dear sister at Going Beyond.
"Have you ever thought ... 'I wonder if other moms feel . . .?'
The journey of motherhood is exciting isn't it? It's scarly, lovely and challenging too. It's all of that plus more.
Join Priscilla Shirer, Vicki Courtney, Angela Thomas, Angie Smith and others for a fun filled weekend of refreshment and encouragement at .mom, a Lifeway Women's event.
And while you're there please be sure to check out the video. We can relate too well!
Blessings friends :-)