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A Group Of Women Gathering Together

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Each On A Unique Journey

Discovering Who We Are

Author Lauren Jacobs Interviews BG Christy

Wait For This Man

Wait For This Man

Dear Daughter, I’m writing this letter about twenty years early (or forty if your father has his way), but one day you will read these words and they will connect. They will mean something to you. What I need to tell you can be summed up in one word:  WAIT. Let me explain… Yesterday I was resting in my favorite chair. It was about 5:00 pm, and I had been feeling under the weather all day. I sat and watched your daddy take stacks of folded clothes from the couch into our bedroom to put them away. Stacks that I folded two days ago and that I could have easily put away, but I hadn’t gotten around to it. He didn’t say anything; he just did it. He did it for me because he knew I needed help. And as I watched him, I had to fight back tears because I suddenly had this thought: “I hope Molly finds this some day.”  And I think you will, if you can remember to wait. Wait on the guy who finishes your chores for you – who comes through in little ways to let you know he cares. Wait on the man who looks you in your eyes and holds your gaze as he tells you you’re beautiful. Wait on the man who has a habit of telling you this when your hair is greasy, you’re makeup-free, and you’re wearing yesterday’s sweatpants. You’ll know he means it. Wait on the man who gets up and goes to work. Wait for the guy who sacrifices in order to provide for his family.... read more
Author Lauren Jacobs Interviews BG Christy

Author Lauren Jacobs Interviews BG Christy

Author Aliyah Lauren Jacobs of South Africa interviews BG Christy about what we’re doing at BraveGirl Community. Listen to the audio podcast by clicking the link below. Special thanks to Aliyah for highlighting BraveGirl Community! https://soundcloud.com/timbo34/tim?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Ftimbo34%2Ftim Aliyah Lauren Jacobs is passionate about story telling. She loves to challenge and breathe new love and life into the hearts of those listening as she shares the forgotten stories about the women in the Bible and on the peripheral of history. God has called her to tell these stories and encourage women to stand up and pursue their birthright in the King of Kings. Aliyah also teaches, preaches, is a woman abuse therapist, abuse researcher, gender equality advocate and performance poet. Learn more about Aliyah by visiting her website: http://laurenjacobs.co.za  and her... read more
You CAN Sit With Us

You CAN Sit With Us

Have you ever seen those cheeky graphic tees with the phrase “You Can’t Sit With Us” plastered boldly across the chest? Personally, the cute factor of such an isolating phrase is lost on me, but maybe I’m still working through some residual pain of being that middle-school-aged girl who truly was uninvited. I’m thankful my Savior would never say that to me. In fact, if Jesus had worn graphic tees back in his earth-inhabiting days, I’m sure His would have said, “You CAN sit with us.” And the invitation would have been real and all-inclusive. That’s just how Jesus lived his life; he made a pointed effort to notice the unnoticed and call the unworthy to do big things with their lives. Romans 5:11 says that because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we have been made “Friends of God.” You guys, we’re in. We’re worthy. Not because of anything we can do but because of everything Jesus did. I’m blown away by this title: Friend of God. My natural inclination is to question my place in Jesus’ group, to feel I haven’t earned my spot, or worry Jesus might notice I’ve crept into his circle and decide to cast me out. But Jesus will never do that to you or me. He’s the best friend we could ever have. And because we have been eternally accepted by Him, our lives become part of something so much bigger than anything we could ever accomplish on our own: Romans 5:2: “Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of UNDESERVED PRIVILEGE where we now stand, and we... read more
The God You Know

The God You Know

While reading in my Bible the other day, I stumbled across a verse that struck me. I’m sure I’ve read this verse many times before, but on this particular day, it pierced my heart afresh. It was Judges 2:10: “Another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel. “ Just to give some context – the generation coming of age in Judges 2 follows the generation who lived through the parting of the Red Sea, wandered with Moses in the desert, saw God as a pillar of fire and a cloud, partook in Joshua’s victory at Jericho…in short, a highly unique and privileged generation to have experienced a Holy God in such an intimate way. And yet, this generation failed to pass on to their children and grandchildren all the wonders they had seen. This up-and-coming generation of God’s people did not learn to appreciate the miracles He performed. They did not know the Lord. Why didn’t they know? What communication gap caused the elders in this community to fail to mention their personal experiences with a real God who made His presence fully known? How did an entire generation come of age without hearing these compelling stories of survival and victory? Maybe it’s because the adults in the room were too busy complaining about current circumstances or trying to forge their own path – one without the Father. Perhaps they were so wrapped up in the drudgery of daily life that they just forgot to tell the younger ones in their midst who couldn’t remember or who likely weren’t even born... read more
Betrayal, Courage, and Faithfulness – A Marriage Worth Fighting For

Betrayal, Courage, and Faithfulness – A Marriage Worth Fighting For

BraveGirl Robyn & her husband, Donny, share their AMAZING story of Courage, Bravery, & Faith as they share their powerful testimony of how they were in the process of divorce and God stepped in…turning a hopeless situation into something worth fighting for. It doesn’t get any BRAVER than this!! Thank you Donny and Robyn for sharing your BRAVERY with us! click the video below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCLNuFzMxj0        ... read more

BGC Announcement!

Hey BraveGirl Community! We are starting a new YouTube Channel! If you love videos, check us out! We’ll be sharing testimonies, Q&A with a licensed counselor, and more and more videos about God’s truth! We’d love to have you!! Subscribe to our BraveGirl Community YouTube Channel by clicking on the link below! Thank you for your support!! The BraveGirls  ... read more
Aching for Approval

Aching for Approval

I want to be in shape, but I really don’t want to exercise. I want to be a woman with a spotless house, but I really don’t want to clean it. I want to be a great cook, but I hate making dinner. Can you relate? So many times we want to be rather than do. We want to be a perfect mother, rather than simply loving our children. We want be in a happy marriage, rather than intentionally working on it. We want to be friends with everyone, rather than forming lasting friendships. We want to be known as a servant, rather than having a true desire to serve. We want to be a minister, rather than quietly ministering to others right where we are. Can it be that the desire to be all of these things comes from our desire for approval from other people, rather than God? We want everyone to think we are all of these things, so we just continue to put on a show day after exhausting day. Meanwhile, we are silently screaming through our holy Facebook posts, staged Instagram photos, and seemingly squeaky-clean images, “Please see me! Please love me! Please think I’m important!” What we don’t realize is that the whole time we’re searching though the crowd for someone to respond, Jesus gently whispers, “I see you. I love you. You are important.” I remember when I was a kid and I would come home and tell my mom when someone said something mean about me. She would always tell me the opposite and assure me they were wrong, but I... read more
Sometimes I Can’t

Sometimes I Can’t

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13 So many people, Christians and non-Christians are familiar with these words. We decorate our homes, our social media, our keychains and coffee mugs with these words. We use them to inspire us, to keep us motivated when we’re working out, and to encourage people in difficult times. But, as a long-time Christian, can I admit that sometimes I can’t? “I. Can’t. Even.” Maybe you’ve seen those words. It could be in the context of joy, empathy, or dismay. I recently was at a point where I couldn’t do anything. I made a mistake which blew into a much greater mess than I could imagine. (lesson learned: think before you speak and sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all) And? Due to the emotions stirred up in the fray, there were words spoken about me that cut me to my very core. Words that I couldn’t even process. I was paralyzed. I couldn’t do all things through Christ. I couldn’t do anything but sit there, stunned at what had been said. I tried to process the situation a hundred different ways, but still I was grieved, angered, and ashamed. Grieved that I had erred, angered at the responses, and ashamed to have to face people after the fact, not knowing who had heard what I said and who had not and who now viewed me differently and who already knew me and would forgive me quickly. It took a night with some dear women who know me well, who brought comfort to my hurting heart. Then…a song... read more
Just One Resolution For The Best Year Ever

Just One Resolution For The Best Year Ever

It’s a new year…time for new goals right? New Year’s Resolutions. My husband and I were traveling for the holidays and having our “car-talk-time” – one of my favs because we’re trapped in the car for several hours with no work distractions, no laundry, no dishes, no errands, nothing to do but just sit…and talk. He can’t escape all my questions! 😉 We have the best conversations in these moments. On this last trip, we talked about all the goals we hope to accomplish in 2017. Lose weight, strengthen our marriage, make some financial changes, finish the remodeling in our house, become fluent in Spanish so that I can hang with his family in conversation, run a 1/2 marathon, write more, read more, dream more…and the list continued. After talking we had too many goals to count and an overwhelming feeling came over me. I thought maybe this is why I didn’t reach my goals last year…maybe it’s because it’s all too overwhelming and I just want to quit. OR…maybe because they’re MY goals and MY ideas of what will bring me the best year ever. Usually MY ideas lead me into living off my own strength and power, which leaves me burned out and tired. It sparks a question in me and for all of us…What if our new year’s resolutions consisted of JUST ONE RESOLUTION and the resolution isn’t about us, but about Him? THE ONE RESOLUTION – Give God our First and Best one day at a time…Simply focus on what God might want from us in that ONE DAY…EACH DAY. It’s not a new concept. It’s just rarely done.... read more
Love Shows Up

Love Shows Up

  Love shows up in a friend. In the ones you know you can rely on and depend Whether you’re in the middle of joy or deep sorrow They don’t stay away or wait until tomorrow They show up with coffee, a meal, a listening ear They speak words of truth and of life without fear With these you don’t have to pretend Love shows up in a friend.   Love shows up when a stranger Shows disregard for their own potential danger And lifts those up who are living on the fringe The homeless, the orphan, those who make the self-righteous cringe They offer peace and hope to all whose paths they intersect They protect, give respect, have an eternal effect These people are the real world changers And to God it’s no small thing; its major Love shows up in a stranger.   Love showed up in a stable. Not in some nursery; not in a cradle That night when His life here so humbly began Was part of a grander, divinely-breathed plan To give His life; to save fallen man To gather His children – no matter how far they ran This baby, so often mislabeled, Was the One to do what we are unable (It’s not just some Christmas time fable!) Love showed up in a stable.   Love showed up on a cross He suffered our pain; He endured our loss For three bitter days He fought against Hell Bringing freedom to all bound by sin’s prison cell He arose triumphant – He loves us so well – Of that kind of Savior we... read more