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  1. My Mom! She had been the first female graduate in Math & Physics from the University of Akron. She was climbing the career ladder (before that was even a term) rapidly until she became pregnant. She chose to put her marriage & family first. She shone Jesus to her circles of influence by her humble service to all she met. Her life ended in dementia but even in her muddled state Jesus was in her smile.

  2. My grandma, Mattie. Her husband left her with 5 kids. She survived, worked so hard, and loved Jesus with all her heart. She is one of the reasons I know Him today. She was amazing.♥

  3. I love this message today! My walk with Christ has been blessed from the very beginning until today with women of God who have walked before me and made the crooked way straight. Celebrated, cried with, prayed with, laughed with, worshiped with and reminded me each time “you are a daughter of God”…..in(courage) sisters included!
    Thank you for welcoming into this family!
    God bless you \0/

  4. A beautiful message. To remind us that Jesus knows all about us and he cares. Plus still loves us no matter what. Instant that so wonderful to know. We are all over the world especially if saved blessed sisters of and Daughters of the one and only true King. That king is Jesus. That is so amazing. We are all loved beyond words. So much that Jesus died for us. Thank you again incourage for another excellent reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  5. I really enjoyed this post and needed to be reminded of this message today. In Japanese we have a word kintsugi. It is the art of not just fixing the break in the porcelain but to highlight it in gold. To show that there is beauty in the broken object because of that break. I feel that what God does with us. We will break at different points in our lives and for various reasons, but God still sees the beauty in our heart and infuses our soul with love and the holy spirit. So that we move forward making a strength out of our weakness. And able to help others see the beauty in their brokenness as well. Thank you for your inspiring words today. Praying we all stay well and,safe.❤

  6. Mary,

    Great message much needed in today’s world. Many in the world don’t offer grace. Our country is changing fast from the Christian nation we once were. We desperately need more women of influence who walk the walk as well as talk the talk. People need to know that no matter how bad their past has been God will still love & offer grace to you. He did it for the criminal hanging next to Him, the Samaritan Woman & Peter who denied Him. He sees & knows your heart. He alone can make beauty from ashes. Asking God to help me as I go through my days & weeks that my actions will show Jesus to this hurting world. That I will keep my eyes open & intent on Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂