Ladies Connect

Ladies Connect - Stripped to the heart

Like all the Ladies Connect events in the past, we are expectant that this one is going to be just as special. Mother’s day is around the corner and our heart is for moms to be blessed. Doing this virtually leave us with what really matters – encouragement.  

Being a mom is one of the ultimate sacrifices. You eat last, buy clothes last, sleep last, take medicine last. You are always cleaning and are only satisfied when the kids are clean, happy and well dressed even if it means you are the one who is hungry, tired and looking like a hot mess. 

As a mom, one can often feel mountains of guilt for wanting time out for oneself, if only just a moment to stop, take a breath and fill one’s cup again.  

If this resounds with you; whether it is your current situation, something you long to experience or perhaps that was your reality a long time ago; either way, we would love to have YOU join this Ladies Connect! 

Catherine Broccardo from Texas, USA WILL BE JOINING US!!! She has 3 beautiful kids and is married to a wonderful business man and pastor, Marco Broccardo. They relocated from South Africa to Texas about 2 years ago to grow their business and start a church. Their journey lead them to taking over a church called Hope Rock Church at Lake Travis where they are still leading. Cat’s passion is encouraging and uplifting moms. With a book (literally) of stories of success and failures behind her and Marco’s name, this is no doubt an opportunity to be inspired and refreshed. 

We would like for all moms, moms to be and wanna be moms to close themselves in the quietness of their rooms on the Friday, 8th of May at 19:30. All you need is a phone or laptop and an internet connection (as we will be using the Zoom platform). 

Bring along a cup of something warm, an open heart and feel free to be in your pj’s! 

Have you ever noticed how in the scriptures men are always going up into the mountains to commune with the Lord? 
Yet in the scriptures we hardly ever hear of women going to the mountains, and we know why — right? 
Because the women were too busy 
keeping life going; 
they couldn’t abandon babies, 
meals, 
homes, 
fires, 
gardens, 
and a thousand responsibilities to make the climb into the mountains!
I was talking to a friend the other day, 
saying that as modern woman
I feel like I’m never “free” enough 
from my responsibilities, 
never in a quiet enough, 
or holy enough spot 
to have the type of communion 
I want with God. 
Her response floored me, 
“That is why God comes to women. 
Men have to climb the mountain to meet God, but God comes to women where ever they are.”
I have been pondering on her words for weeks and have searched my scriptures 
to see that what she said is true. 
God does in deed come to women
where they are, 
when they are doing their ordinary, 
everyday work. 
He meets them at the wells 
where they draw water for their families, 
in their homes, 
in their kitchens, 
in their gardens. 
He comes to them 
as they sit beside sickbeds, 
as they give birth, 
care for the elderly, 
and perform necessary mourning and burial rites.
Even at the empty tomb, 
Mary was the first to witness Christ’s resurrection, 
She was there because she was doing the womanly chore of properly preparing Christ’s body for burial. 
In these seemingly mundane 
and ordinary tasks,
these women of the scriptures found themselves face to face with divinity.
So if — like me — you ever start to bemoan the fact that you don’t have as much time to spend in the mountains with God as you would like. Remember, God comes to women. He knows where we are and the burdens we carry. He sees us, and if we open our eyes and our hearts we will see Him, even in the most ordinary places and in the most ordinary things.
He lives.
Original Author : Heather Farrell

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