Our guest speaker, Emily, had us look at ourselves in our personal mirrors as she read truths that penetrated places with flimsy curtains in our hearts, sloppily constructed to manage twisted messages about who we are hurled at us by a broken world. Each girl looked beautiful, truly stunning. Glancing around that room, with each of them looking at their own faces, I prayed they could really see what God sees. There were pensive looks, gentle smiles, some tears and sniffles as they gazed on their own faces. Emily had also decorated the room to make it a perfectly magical place to linger together for those few hours. We broke the gentle elegance with some raucous dancing at the end, which had us all laughing, clapping, stamping together. What a joy it was!
Thank you for praying with us. The night was so delightful, and the mothers of these young ladies continue to say how much it blessed their daughters.
Our study has continued with Ephesians, with challenging statements like, "Don't let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only that which is beneficial for building others up according to their needs." We all spent time this praying back to God the powerful and life giving words. It was a beautiful time together. Thank you again, for your continued prayers for these growing beauties!
We will be alternating weeks with the older group "Purposefully Chosen Study" and the younger girls, "Gritty and Graceful." Please do continue praying for all these special creations as we continue growing together in Christ.