You’re free and obligated [Women’s Thing PART III]

[We had Women’s Thing last week (was that just last week??)  Folks asked for a recording, which obvi, I failed to create. But I figured I’d do a quick series of blog posts to try to recap what we covered and why we even did this thing. Part 1 is here, Part II is here!]

I think a lot of us women are waking up and realizing that some of what we’ve experienced as women isn’t okay and has to change.  And the question that brought many to the Women’s Thing is this: what can we do to help the cultures around us reflect more of God’s view of women?

What does God say about women? [Women’s Thing Part II]

[We had Women’s Thing last week (was that just last week??)  Folks asked for a recording, which obvi, I failed to create. But I figured I’d do a quick series of blog posts to try to recap what we covered and why we even did this thing. Part 1 is here!]

In Part 1 we talked about how God has asked us to stop molding ourselves to what culture says about us, and instead, believe what God says.

What do the cultures you’re a part of tell you about women?

Don’t be conformed to….who? [Women’s Thing Part 1]

[We had Women’s Thing last week (was that just a week ago)??  And folks asked for a recording, which obvi, I failed to create. But I figured I’d do a quick series of blog posts to try to recap what we covered and why we even did this thing.]

If we’re Christians, we are in one sense always living cross culturally.  We have our church cultures, and our work cultures, our friend cultures, our family cultures, and – unless you live and work and socialize all within the walls of the same exact cultural grid (which isn’t super healthy) – you’re probably experiencing some real tension right now.

Spiders that eat people and spiritual warfare.

Things I don’t like include:

  • reading this morning that if all the spiders got together and decided to eat humans, they could eat us all within a year.
  • when Christians say they’re experiencing spiritual warfare when really they are having normal life problems.
  • when I start wondering if I’m experiencing spiritual warfare, but don’t want to say anything because I don’t want to be a Christian who says they’re experiencing spiritual warfare when really I’m just having normal life problems.

But I’ll tell ya this – in the days since I hit post on this women’s thing/in process collective situation – things ain’t been breezy.

What are you waiting for?

Is it new?  This restless longing?  I’m like a horse in the starting gate, waiting for someone to tell me it’s time to run.

I’ve been working on a thing.  (I’ve worked on so many things, building out places and spaces and resources is as much a part of me as the fingers that type out my thoughts as fast as I can think them.)  But now, I’m been working on a thing that I will invite you into.  I’m calling it The In Process Collective.