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Cat Fight: Women in the Word

Chance encounters.
Divine appointments.
This week’s Woman in the Word experienced a little bit of both.
The woman at the well
What exactly was she seeking?
Clearly she was thirsty.
She was there after all to get a drink from the well.
But what was her heart seeking?
We don’t know her name, but in her life a series of choices gave her a rap sheet of five husbands and a live in boyfriend.
I have the U2 song, “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” rolling through my head.
What was she looking for?
This chance encounter with Jesus gives us a glimpse into the heart of God.
How He is willing to throw out the cultural rules and social conventions of the time to go after that one.
He wasn’t supposed to talk to a woman, He wasn’t supposed to talk to a non-Jew.
But He knew that her heart was seeking a new life.
One that didn’t carry the label of “loose,” or “harlot.”
She came seeking physical water.
What she found was living water.
Jesus didn’t care about her outside; her culture, her family, or her gender.
He was seeking her heart.
She found what she had been looking for through a lifetime of failed relationships.
She would never ever be satisfied if she settled for water.
Her thirst would always come back.
She would never ever be satisfied seeking love from a new man.
Her heart would continue to be broken.
But God…
This divine encounter would forever satisfy her.
But she had to let go of what she had been seeking for so long, so she could find freedom, joy, and true love.
And as soon as she accepted this free gift of living water, she left and shared about this love she found that never ever fails.


 

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Cat Fight: SJG 2018 Summer Bible Series

Since closing the reproductive factory five years ago with the birth of baby Ellie, it seems as if my body has been preparing for a “going out of business” sale. I’d given… …36 months to being pregnant …52 months dedicated to breastfeeding Over SEVEN years of either someone growing IN or hanging OFF my body….
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40 Year Fight: Find Him Friday

Ohhhh girls!  Here we are! How has your week been? I am so so so thankful that you are on the other side of this screen with me. Whether you have had an amazing week full of bliss…God is good. Or if you have had a week that has just completely sucked the life out…
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40 Year Fight: Women in the Word

I’ve noticed a lot of times when someone has passed away there are always nice things said about them at a funeral. Even people who are a real scoundrel…usually you can find at least one person to say something nice. Sometimes eulogies are just down right fabrications. I saw a post on Facebook about an…
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Seek and Find: Women in the Word

Ladies!  I’m so glad you are here! Did you get a chance to dive into the scripture from Monday? Some of you are shouting “YES!!  I read them and highlighted them and cross-referenced them with my Strong’s Concordance!!” Some of you may be saying, “Yeah, I read it, while I was hanging out in the…
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Seek and Find: 2018 SJG Summer Bible Series

  Ready or not!  Here I come!!! The little girl’s voice echoed through the halls of her house.  Her insides jumped with the excitement and she let out several nervous giggles at the thought of finding each of her friends who were hiding somewhere among the large rooms.   Time ticked on and her excitement faded…
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Spectacular Failure

This past Spring Break, I along with 9 other brave souls, took 77 middle schoolers to Washington DC. I inherited the planning of this traditional spring time trip from another teacher who had started the tours over 12 years ago. With a stop in Colonial Williamsburg, we stopped at the capitol building where our literal…
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