In the Christian religion we are told in God's word, the Bible, that the older women should teach the younger women. Fortunately, I had a mom who was a Christian. She taught me everything she knew up until I left home at 18. Because I moved 3000 miles away from home it was too difficult to go to my mom for advice. So God put some incredible women into my life.
The second Christian woman who had an impact on my life was Evelyn Christenson. She came to Spokane to lead a Sunday School teacher work shop. She had us form groups of 3 or 4. Then she instructed us to go around our circle and say a one sentence prayer. I had never prayed out loud before but I did manage one sentence.
College and career Moms in Prayer
After attending a women's retreat and meeting with the speaker one on one, she recommended that I work through Myrna Alexander's book, "Behold Your God." In studying the attributes of God all problems tend to grow smaller in the light of the greatness of God.
Nan and Heather 1994
When we began attending a different church I met Kay. She was 92 and still going strong. I asked her if she would pray with me every week. We prayed together for 6 years. Kay invited me to attend Precept Bible study with her. A move was necessary so I lost that connection.
At my new church I signed up for Precept Bible study. The class had some of the most Spirit filled and intelligent women I have ever met in a Bible study.
But I longed for a group of ladies to pray with. It seemed difficult to do in a big church. It was then that I signed up to mentor a young woman who wanted to be mentored through our church's mentoring program. God had nudged me out of the receiving group and into the giving group. I was very nervous but I figured somehow God could take what I gummed up and make it work for good. I committed to one hour a week which I thought I could manage and not cause my chronic pain to flare up.
Me with Deb
Proverbs 31: 28 Her children arise and call her blessed;