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“For you shall go out in joy and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” — Isaiah 55:12


Sun Oct 26, 2003

Who Are We?

"I can handle anything that life throws at me -- I may not be able to handle it well, or correctly, or gracefully, or with finesse, or expediently; but I will handle it. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!"

We are strong women trying to become women of strength eventually:

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape,
a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything,
a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her,
a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future,
a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's blessings and capitalizes on them.

A strong woman walks sure footedly,
a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face,
a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey,
a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.

(Adapted from a note circulated via email.)

by tree#138680 on Sun Oct 26 2003 2:53 am | profile
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What Will We Say?

We will say:

"I trust and believe" and not "I doubt and I lack the faith", for "God has given each one a measure of faith" (Romans 12:3)

"I am strong" and not "I am weak", for "The Lord is the stronghold of my life" (Psalm 27:1)

"I have" and not "I lack", for "God will fulfill all my needs out of the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19)

"I can" and not "I can't", for "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13)

"I can win", for "God always gives me in Christ a part in His triumph" (2 Corinthians 2:14)

"I can overcome temptations", for "He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4)

"I am healed", for Jesus "bore my sickness and carried my infirmities" (Matthew 8:17)

"I am at peace", for God tells me to "unload all my burdens onto him, since He is concerned about me" (1 Peter 4:7)

(Adapted from a church bulletin.)

by tree#138680 on Sun Oct 26 2003 2:45 am | profile
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