The Lord is good and that is definitely the main thing to remember. I guess we just have to beat up on ourselves sometimes :)
If you pop over to my site, you find all kinds of good stuff on this particular subject: my opinion all over the place!
I think I recognize the woman in the photo, she's a chip off the old block so to speak :)I'd add my opinion but am still busy thinking about the above post.
very personal issue. . . hard to place my thoughts in a comment box. as God calls me into ministry, answering "no" due to my gender would be pure disobedience. however, there are tons of struggles that women who minister face on a daily basis. i'm grown accustomed to a surprised look when I stand to preach. people question my shoes, outfit, and make-up. . . women have to overcome men who think of them in such a blatant sexual way. many dear friend have called my ministry sin, disobedience, or rebellion because i am a woman. not easy things to hear.
It's always interesting to hear that other women in ministry have experienced similar reactions when they preach...just recently I had the opportunity to preach at a lovely country church in my area...maybe 50 or so people at the most, all ages...anyway, the pastor called me later in the week to let me know how she received many compliments about the sermon but, she also mentioned there was one complaint. This one dear older woman was shocked that I would stand in the pulpit wearing SLACKS! The weird thing is I NEVER once thought about it...I've preached there before and just happened to wear a skirt, not on purpose, but because it was comfortable (and clean!). I couldn't help but laugh a little as did the pastor of the church. She has been in ministry for over 30 years and has come through many hurdles as a woman in ministry and been a great source of strength when I thought I couldn't go on. I've often found that the most vocal critics are other women...has anyone had similar experiences?
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