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  1. I love all the little glimpses of how much God values women in the Bible. There is a story for everybody.

    Thank you so much for pulling out this beautiful story and lesson.

  2. I am appalled that these attitudes are so commonplace. Since both in my church and in my employment, for most of my career, being an intelligent woman was an asset and was respected. Only later, in both realms, did I experience attitudes like this and was stunned. Fortunately I was older then, more comfortable in my own skin and the years of the respect and acceptance of me and my skills helped to blunt the consequences to my heart and soul. As a younger person it would have been more devastating, My thought remains: if God gave me intelligence and other gifts, He expects me to use them in whatever situation I am in. The same is for each of us. I will not let others demean me even when it takes quite a bit of effort on my part to remember I am God’s valuable, beloved child and no opinion is more important than His.

  3. “When You breathed life into me, You breathed pricelessness into me” Oh may we treat ourselves & others in the truth of that sentence! Thank you Grace!

  4. A few years ago, I set out to read the Bible from beginning to end. After reading the first five chapters, I needed a break. It was heavy, especially reading it as a women and knowing how we were treated in society at the time. But I do remember verses that offered glimmers of hope, God’s heart, like this passage from Numbers. Thanks for weaving this into your blog today! It’s definitely inspiring and encouraging.

  5. Amen. I have been fighting this forever it seems. I am now 68, 5ft 2, with white hair. It has changed somewhat but I still fight to be taken seriously and capable. We have come a long way but we are not there yet. Shameful that it is 2023 and we still are struggling.

  6. Beautiful message. My husband is healing from family hurt as well and trying to repair our marriage. I now know that no matter what I have value in how the Lord God sees me. Now with the help of the chosen tv series I have a vision of Jesus looking at me with love and value apart from any person on earth. He is enough

  7. Thank you for today’s reading. We are all as women beautiful in God’s eyes. As it says in Job 1 verse 21 “Naked I came from my Mother’s womb and naked I will return. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away Blessed be the name of the Lord.” That tell me God loves us with out clothes or makeup to make us more beautiful as we beautiful in his eyes. We as women don’t have to do this or this to make us more beautiful or for God to expect us. So that tells me. We are to not look at women for the way they look or dress or what makeup they wear if wear any. We are to love them and see them beautiful like God does us. As it also says Jeremiah 1 verse 5 at the start of that verse it says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”. That is so amazing that God even knew us before he formed us in our Mother’s womb. So if God made us he must have made us because the way he wanted us to be. That is beautiful people he wanted us to be. So we as women don’t have to compete feel we have to be up with the rest of women in the world. As it only matter what God thinks of us not people in the world. So our womanhood is a beautiful gift from God. Even if we never have kids or have kids. We are beautiful in God’s eyes and that is all that matters. We are also Daughter of the King’s if Kings that king I’d JESUS. I say Amen to that. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  8. Thank you for today’s reading. We are all as women beautiful in God’s eyes. As it says in Job 1 verse 21 “Naked I came from my Mother’s womb and naked I will return. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away Blessed be the name of the Lord.” That tell me God loves us with out clothes or makeup to make us more beautiful as we beautiful in his eyes. We as women don’t have to do this or this to make us more beautiful or for God to expect us. So that tells me. We are to not look at women for the way they look or dress or what makeup they wear if wear any. We are to love them and see them beautiful like God does us. As it also says Jeremiah 1 verse 5 at the start of that verse it says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”. That is so amazing that God even knew us before he formed us in our Mother’s womb. So if God made us he must have made us because the way he wanted us to be. That is beautiful people he wanted us to be. So we as women don’t have to compete feel we have to be up with the rest of women in the world. As it only matter what God thinks of us not people in the world. So our womanhood is a beautiful gift from God. Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  9. The post was lovely as were all these beautiful comments, from all these beautiful ladies! I can relate to all of them! Every human being that God creates is beautiful to Him! Blessings to everyone to feel and know that each of you are so beautiful inside and out! Does anyone remember the old Carol King song, “Your as Beautiful as You Feel?”

  10. Grace,

    Jesus always did things counterculturally. He valued all people no matter race, color, or gender. One prominent story that sticks out in my mind is when He talked with a “Samaritan” woman at the well. First off Jews didn’t associate with Samaritans much less women. Through that interaction many people from the town got saved. If God values woman that much then we shouldn’t let others demean us. Women were some of the first people to see Jesus resurrected & tell others. Don’t let society treat your woman hood as a liability. Treat it as a special gift from God.

    Blessings 🙂

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