I've never been so involved in Women's History Month before, but I'm really enjoying it. I love remembering the empowering women who made history before me. These women of different races, cultures and talents fought for unity, peace and love. Because they stood, I stand today. What moves me most is to think how these famous women were intentionally selfless. They saw inequality and division and decided to become brave and brilliant in the midst of opposition. All for a common purpose: to change the future for all women; me and you.
You know what else? Women are still making history today. Recently, God placed it on my heart to show off some of the amazing women of my generation. While I am honoring those women who were among the first entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, artists, teachers, leaders and world changers in America, I am also honoring the women today of my generation who are the modern day Susan B Anthony's and Harriet Tubman's; the Eleanor Roosevelt's and the Rosa Park's.
In remembering all of these courageous women, I am compelled to remember that we, the women of today, are following the marks of our sisters before us who first followed the marks of our Lord, Jesus. The Mary's, Ruth's and Ester's. The Rahab's, Sarah's and alike. These women are the ones who followed the example of Christ. As we depend on Him to guide our steps as women today, let us be faithful to obey His plan for each of us and as we go deeper, let us cause others around us to do the same - to be courageous women who make history just by living out our God-given purpose in fullness. Then, let this be the ripple effect for the change that we so desperately pray for in our world today.
To the women of my generation, thank you. Thank you for continuing to make history. Thank you for being bold and bright. You are amazing just by choosing to be women with intention and purpose. May we never forget our dreams and may we always take a stand knowing we are never alone. Your efforts, small and large, are making a difference for a better tomorrow; for me and you and for the generations to come.
Enjoy these images of some of my favorite and inspiring women in my life. Attached to their photos are their own websites, blogs and profiles.
I am so thankful to know them and celebrate them a little extra this month.
Celebrate and support our women along with me and let's continue to make history together, shall we?