Be Bold – Be Yourself
“Acceptance your humanness and living your life boldly may bring you into conflicts with your upbringing or your religious community.” from Living Learning Loving
I’m generally a rule follower. Maybe because of my experiences as a school teacher. Rules are meant to be followed, etc. And yet I’m wearing a T-shirt that states: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Here is an excerpt from my book for you to consider:
- The woman who touched Jesus’ cloak broke Jewish was because she was struggling with uncontrolled bleeding that the doctors of her day couldn’t cure (Luke 8:44).
- Rahab lied about hiding the Hebrew spies. God honored her due to her obedient faith in spite of her profession. It is believed she was a prostitute (Joshua 2:2-4).
- Tamar was a virtuous woman, who after being widowed twice was put aside by her father-in-law, Judah. Yet she risked everything even her life, and certainly her reputation, to have a child. Children were the only source of support a woman had in those days, and to deny her the right to have children, was to deny her a future, as suggested in the Old Testament (Gen. 38: 15-16).
Something to consider-acceptance of our humanness while striving to live as Jesus taught.
I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I’m also a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online.