Women & Faith
It’s a woman's first job to get to know herself and the first and only way to truly get to know who you are is to find out from your Creator.
It’s easy to remember Bathsheba by her sin and not by her accomplishments. As humans we tend to remember people by their sinful mistakes, years after they took place.
For Seele's Mother's Day contribution, Cassandra S. Portee highlights 7 lessons she learned from her mother.
"It takes a long time to become a good woman, just like it takes a long time to become a good man. That older woman in your life that you see, admire and that’s oozing with wisdom, well, it took years for her to be that way..."
Her name means stubborn and rebellious. Her occupation was a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a refugee in Egypt. She was from the tribe of Judah, from the lineage of King David. Her religion was firstly Judaism then later Christianity. She’s referenced in the Gospels and in Acts 1. In the New Testament she only speaks 4 times. Clues about her life are elusive, so scholars must take what they can from Hebrew Scriptures, first century Mediterranean texts, the New Testament, and archaeological digs.
Every family has problems. And for some, what looks good on the outside is often not the case of what’s going on in the inside. Jacob, one of the Old Testament patriarch's, his family is not exempt from family problems.
The role of mother is intended to be an image bearer of the invisible God. And secondly, that mother’s have strength of heart that is unique to their sex.
He made man the way He made man, with totally different characteristics than a woman. And then he made woman-Eve- which means life giver. And she came from his rib, at a time when Adam was lonely and felt the loneliness of being alone in the garden. She was Adam’s “Ezer Kenegdo” AKA his “help meet.
I was listening to a message by Lisa Bevere once and she funnily but seriously stated that when she was in her 20s she hated girls- all the jealousy, competitiveness, lack of supporting one another, and gossiping that girls are known for.