There was a time when girls learned how to
flourish in life from other women
in their community.
Women in the family.
Women in the neighborhood.
Women at church.
Side by side or hand in hand,
wisdom and advice
was dispensed and practiced.
I learned to peel hard boiled eggs,
mend a torn shirt,
and walk in high heels
from the women who loved and nurtured me.
I learned to dress with style,
listen to a boring story with an engaging smile on my face,
and host a party
from watching the women in my neighborhood.
I learned to study the Bible
pray with expectancy, and
treat my husband with love and respect
under the tutelage of the women at my church.
Living in community is important!
Even though women tend to be relational,
we are losing our connectivity
due to the demands on our time
the abundance of virtual relationships.
We hide behind busyness and
pretend that “liking” a Facebook post
is the same as personal engagement.