Girlfriends Gospel


Women of FaithGirlfriends,

You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not the sway of your hips, the pout of your lips or the stroking of your fingertips. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things.

You are the content of your character. You are the passions of your purpose. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the spirit it carries.”-girlfriends gospel

Ruth

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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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2 Responses to Girlfriends Gospel

  1. Lemon Sarkar says:

    Dear friend in Christ,

    Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ from Bangladesh. It is a neibouring country of India. It is a muslim country but you can find here Hindhu, buddhist, Christians and tribal people also.

    We live in the sourthern part in Bangladesh, this is the land of rivers. I and my wife direct a little education project for the poor children of Bangladesh. I am a graduate from science background. I got some evangelism trainings from Germany , Sweden and Italy.

    In 2007 I and some of my european friends started the ECB education for children in Bangladesh. My donors friends only donate for the education programs but not for the gospel preaching because most of them are chatholic.

    My family is from baptist background and my grand father and father served God besides their bussines.

    I have a childhood wish to work for God and preach the Gospel to the Unreached. And that is why I want to start the boat school gospel project to preach the Gospel to the very isolated people who are diconnected from the modern world. These people are fishermen, farmers and they are the porest community who live riverside and near the forest.

    I always remember the verse Luke 5:10 where Jesus comanded Peter not to catch the fish but the humanbings for His kingdom.

    So we will use the boat schools not for fishing but for men and women and the children by giving them Education, the word of God and the food.

    It would be good if you can help us to reach the unreached with your helping hands.

    We have enough land to build a church building too.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Lemon Sarkar.

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