I am restless for relationships. I believe women have the power within to build hope, peace and unity in their communities through relationship. I have a strong desire to bring women to the table to have conversations about things that matter. Women have amazing power and perspective… I believe if we come together we can change the world for our children and our children’s children.
The power of two is an amazing gift from God and yet so many of us have walls up guarding our hearts from entering into these conversations. We sit down on a church or point of view not willing to budge or be moved by the Holy Spirit. We judge and condemn others for chosing and living differently than us instead of loving others no matter where they are in their journey.
Can you imagine the power we could have for His good if we just came to the table for these discussions?
The problem is we want to be right and not wrong. We want to believe what we believe and not what others believe. We don’t want anything in our lives to crumble and fall. We want this picture perfect existence that just is not possible.
When we see others going down a dark and lonely path we want to rescue them but we only try by beating them on the head with our beliefs and convictions. We do not actually follow them into the dark alleys of life’s uncertainty to share His love and light in the midst of their searching. We desperately want to convict and condemn them for way they are going… but what if… what if we were so restless with love and light that we still LOVED those wandering and uncertain?
What if we joined in the conversation to understand NOT be to understood?
I imagine an old country table with mis-matching chairs, a pot of coffee at the center of the table and a group of crazy coffee cups. Nothing matching yet seemingly fit and perfect for the occasion. The women who are joining at the table come from all different walks of life and all different experiences yet they come together to love and encourage. They join in the conversation to build up and not break down. They love one another for their uniqueness and they celebrate this life.
Some where we got this jagged idea that we needed to see eye to eye before joining the conversation yet isn’t the beauty in the uncertainty and uniqueness of all God has done in each of our lives.
This my friends is my passion. I want women to join at tables with or without coffee to share life, laughter and their journey. I want us to learn to appreciate the diversity and knowledge that comes from a diverse group. I want to be apart of a movement of women caring enough to make relationships important in their lives outside the four walls of church.
The power to encourage, inspire, love and empower is within each and every one of us… yet we sit back and wait for someone else to create and decorate the table. What if we opened our kitchen table up for these connections? What if we stepped out in faith to build relationships that feed life and love into others? What if we joined the conversation to understand instead of being understood?
The possibilities are endless…