Tag: sisterhood

Never Knew A Love Like This

Happy Friday Girlfriends! As we embark upon the Valentine’s holiday, I wanted to talk just a moment about love. Wait! don’t exit the page, this is not a sappy love story about me and my boo. This is about a SISTERHOOD kind of LOVE! You still here? Okay good —

I’m sure some of you are familiar with the bible story of Ruth and Naomi…. Right? Maybe so? Well here is a brief refresher – Ruth was married to one of Naomi’s sons. Naomi was preceded in death first by her husband and then later by her two sons. Naomi and her two daughter-in-laws (Orpah & Ruth) decided to travel to Bethlehem from Moab. Along this journey, Naomi tells Orpah & Ruth that they must return back to their mother’s houses in Moab. Initially both of them explained to Naomi that she must go with them, but she refused. Orpah returned to Moab, but Ruth just couldn’t leave Naomi. Ruth understood the state Naomi was in, she was destitute and grieving the loss of her family during a famine. Ruth & Naomi continued to Bethlehem and Ruth would gather corn dropped by the workers in the fields for food.

Now, I’m stopping the story here because this should be all the precursor I need to express my point of sisterhood love. We all need to have a “Ruth spirit” – she understood the real needs of Naomi and decided she would help her even though it would be very hard and inconvenient. All of us at some point may experience a “Naomi moment” – where we’re truly in need of someone else’s help but don’t want to disturb their daily life dynamic or inconvenience them with our own personal issues/problems. Nevertheless, what I do know is that God’s Word is true and everything written in the Bible is for us to learn and abide by. The love presented by Ruth unto Naomi is not written for us to just give praise to Ruth, it is to show us how we are to love one to another.

So ladies when you know of a sister that’s going through a “Naomi moment” please have a “Ruth spirit” – one in which they can’t resist, one in which they know is genuine, one in which they don’t feel like charity, one in which they truly feel the LOVE OF GOD through you!

Please remember these Naomi’s on Valentine’s Day too, send them encouragement and love, because we never know when we could fall victim of a “Naomi moment.”

May the Lord repay you for your kindness, and may your reward be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.~ Ruth 2:12 (AMP)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joy for Your Day,

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My GIRLFRIENDS

“My girlfriends there thru thick and thin, my girlfriends there for anything, my girlfriends…”

We all remember the hit series Girlfriends right? Let me tell ya’ll I LOVED THAT SHOW!! (And still do =D I keep it on my You Tube playlist) Watching the stories of the 4 main characters on our screens for so many years kinda felt like a since of home. Now neither I nor my girlfriends’ story lines are quite as complex as that of those characters, but we are still quite unique in our own sense of the word.

Let me school on a little history lesson real quick…So our story dates back to 1997 (okay I’m telling our age lol) where our sister circle first began. I remember being nervous about starting high school and meeting new friends until I walked into my 9th grade English class. This is where I met Tamara. We quickly became close and felt like we were “twins” separated at birth lol. Moving this story right along, Tamara knew Erin from middle school, but I didn’t meet her until 10th grade in our English class. Erin and I quickly developed a bond, just as Tamara and I. Tamara met Tasha thru their church youth group but Tamara, Tasha and Erin all attended college together (is your head spinning yet) which is where I met and developed a friendship with Tasha. Whew okay so although we did not meet each other at the same time, God had a divine plan for our paths to cross and ultimately lead to a lifetime of sisterhood.

Growing up my Mama always told me that as I got older the Lord would reveal my “true friends”. Well at the time I thought that I had it all figured out with my many different pockets of friends. (Come on I know I’m not the only one that didn’t always listen to her mother.) I felt like everyone in my circle at the time was #TeamKT; however the lie detector test proved, “That was a LIE”.  I have shared some of my most memorable, exciting, darkest, lowest moments with this bunch. As we get older and our lives take different turns, we are not always able to get up like we used to and that’s okay. When you have a true friendship, better yet a covenant relationship, no matter how long we’ve been apart, when we come back together it’s like we never missed a beat. I would have to agree with my Mama and say that yes the Lord has revealed that this crew is with me no matter what. (And I with them =D)

So the question comes to mind, what do you consider to be the definition or attributes of a true girlfriend? While you think, I will give you mine…

  • A confidant that I can trust with any and everything, knowing that she will only take it to our Heavenly Father in prayer.
  • Someone I can go to for advice, correction, a listening ear when I need to vent without any interruptions, a shoulder to cry on
  • A lady that will make my problems hers and will not only help work through them but also assist in coming up with a solution (Even if she helped cause some lol J)
  • Ultimately someone that has touched my heart, pushed me towards greatness and encourages me to reach my highest potential

Tamara, Erin, Tasha…. My girlfriends, there thru thick and thin; My girlfriends, there thru anything, my girlfriends….

“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
~Proverbs 18:24

 sig KT

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