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She is a mother, grandmother, and passionate lover of Jesus. Born and raised in Michigan, she now calls beautiful Arizona her home and "place of beginning again". Her website/blog was born out of a desire to reach out to other abused women as a means of encouragement and help.

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  1. LOVED THIS!!!!! I am totally Martha… but I am working to be more like Mary everyday. Tell me again, Lord, how much you love me!

    Thank you!! for letting God speak through you!

    • Thank you so much Deidra! Jesus desires our communion so much – and it’s for our own good too! I find that the more I listen, the more I want to learn.

  2. Victoria,

    Great post! I am totally Martha, can’t sit still for to long. Would be nice to just sit quietly at His feet and listen to him, but my mind keeps racing!!

    Guess we’ll just keep trying to become Mary’s!

  3. I’m not sure that I’m a Martha, but I think sometimes I forget to be a Mary, too. It’s a good reminder that when I am sitting and contemplating, I need to also be listening. Great post! I hope you keep writing 🙂

  4. Now I’m all verklempt, Mom. Because I’m a Martha through and through, and it’s HARD to believe it will all be alright if I just sit and be quiet and listen.

    P.S. My inner Martha would like you to know that the twitter link in your guest bio is wrong. <3

    • It was hard for me too, but it is getting easier and easier. When you know that someone else cares more for you and what’s going on around you than anyone else – even you – it makes the resting and listening much easier. The more I sit and listen, the calmer in spirit I become, and the more He takes care of the details for me.
      And I’ll see what I can do to fix the twitter link
      Thank you!

  5. Thank you for this post…the part about how he isn’t interested in our timelines and deadlines…he is interested in changing lives. So good. He is so good. Thank you for these words and reminders today!

  6. I can really relate to this. I am totally a Martha. It is very difficult for me to just sit at His feet. My mind is always racing, wanting to make sure I have everything under control. I am trying to submit to His control, but it’s hard.

    • Hi Jennifer – I am finding that it gets easier! And I am always amazed at how much more equipped I am to deal with whatever happens when I’ve stayed close to Him. Thank you for your comment.
      Blessings!

  7. I definitely have more Martha tendencies. I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness and patience with me as I learn how to be still in His presence.
    Thank you for sharing!