We can't fight for equality and hashtag #girlpower on all our photos and use Deborah and Esther as our "girls in ministry" mascots then kill one another once we get onto the battlefield because we're afraid someone is going to get more attention than us.
We need to let women be women AND men be men. Let’s stop rebuking men for doing things instinctive to their nature like trying to provide for us and protect us. Let’s stop saying, “I don’t need a man to (fill-in the blank).” Let’s stop suppressing our feelings (emotions), bc we don’t wanna look weak. Because the truth is...we need each other. We really do…
That day, He told me He wanted to trade my burdens for joy and pain for healing. That day, He reminded me that He had seen every tear, every disappointment, every frustration, every compulsive behavior and every panic attack. There was nowhere I had gone unloved or unseen. He told me I wasn’t annoying Him but instead, delighted Him. And of all the crazy, lavish, nonsensical, reckless things, He had taken me to Scotland to do it!
As we continue this conversation, we must remember that diversity is not the end goal - glorifying God is. As we unite in this goal, diversity is both an essential building block and a priceless reward, and shows the world that God’s love inside us is stronger than the forces trying to divide us.
This spring, I took a crack at it! I put into words all I’ve learned about songwriting and the posture of heart required to write worship. We gathered 12 writers. We spent a few months working through a course, experimenting with teaching and deep discussion. We laughed, we cried, we grew. It was beautiful. Now, we are ready to share it.