Dear Women's Ministry:
The world can give me cute
cupcake designs and decorating tips, scrapbooking parties, casserole
recipes, and other ways to pass the time. But truly, with my respect
and love, may I be honest? If I wanted to learn how to decorate
cupcakes, I would take a class in it. If I wanted to be educated on
strategies for decorating my home inexpensively from Winners, I would just, you know, go to Winners. Or Pinterest.
But I'm here with you now because I want what the world cannot give me.
We're choking on cutesy things and crafty bits, safe lady topics, and
if one more person says that modest is hottest with a straight face, I
may throw up. We are hungry for authenticity and vulnerability, not
churchified life hacks from lady magazines. Some of us are drowning,
suffocating, dying of thirst for want of the cold water of real
community. We're trying really hard--after all, we keep showing up to
your lady events, and we leave feeling just a bit empty. It's just more
of the same every time. Read more