“Do you see this woman?”

I have been going through the study The Quest by Beth Moore with my mom & sisters for the last fwe months. I originally signed up to do this study with a group of ladies from chuch over the summer, but ended up being unable to attend any of the meetings. Of course, God’s timing is perfect & when I decided to start the study with my mom & sisters each scripture reading and session was EXACTLY what I needed in that season.

Yesterday, as we watched the video for chapter 4, Beth shared a truth from Luke 7 that really stuck with me. Luke 7:36-48 is the story of the woman washing Jesus feet with her tears, hair & precious oils as he ate at the house of a Pharisee. Here is what Luke 7:36-48 says,

36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”
41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

Luke 7:36-47

There is so much in this passage, but I specifically want to focus on the question in verse 44…”Do you see this woman?” Jesus wasn’t asking Simon if he was able to actually see the woman, He was asking Simon if he saw the woman as the child of God that she is. He was challenging Simon to see beyond the outward appearance & to try and see her heart and her hurts.

What do you see when you look at the women around you? Do you see their outward beauty only? Do you see their flaws & imperfections? Or do you see them with the eyes that Jesus sees them? We are all broken and hurting and in need of a Savior. It’s easy to compare and analyze others, especially other women, but picking each other apart is certainly not the way Jesus would want us to approach one another.

At the end of the session yesterday, Beth challenged us to be “more God aware & less self aware”. If we focus on seeing other’s through God’s eyes another beautiful thing that will happen is you will start to see youself through His eyes.

  • You are beautiful.
  • You are fearfully & wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
  • You are a Daughter of The King.
  • You are redeemed.
  • You are forgiven.
  • You are chosen.
  • You are loved.
  • You are enough.

And just like all those things & so much more are true of you, they are also true of the women we interect with each day. We can be beacons of light & hope to a dark world simply by loving one another. Today, I am going to challenge myself (& you) to see others through Jesus eyes. Who knows what beautiful opportunites that mindset will give you!

If you are interested in learning more about The Quest study by Beth Moore, see the link below. If you have any questions shoot us a message!

xoxo, Leah

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Something else Meagan & I are trying to do is a verse of the week. This week out verse is Psalm 139:14:

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 139:14

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Happy Blog Launch Day!!!

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Welcome to our blog!  We are so excited for this journey!  As we head into 2019, we are excited about how God might use this space, grow us closer to him, and grow our blog!  In light of the new year we want to share 19 things we hope to see, do, or accomplish in 2019.

For the Blog:
1. See God use this space to help women encourage one another

2. Have a meet up with YOU, our friends

3. Do better about managing our time & planning out content for the blog–we have no idea what we are doing, yall?!

4. Relate & interact with new friends in new & deeper ways

5. Accomplish a partnership of some sort with a brand (dreaming big!)

6. Try more local restaurants, cafes, & coffee shops and share these experiences

7. GROW–it seems obvious, but seeing this blog grow & flourish over the next 12 months is going to be so exciting!

Meagan:

8. Making more wood signs

9. Get healthier

10. Get a new car

11. Spend more alone time with God outside in nature

12. Grow closer to other women

13. Learn to be abundant, present, and joyful in any situation

Leah:

14. Consistency in my daily quiet time with the Lord, working out regularly, & eating healthy

15. Manage my home with intentionality

16. Memorize more scripture

17. Travel with my hubby

18. Save more, spend less

19. Read a book a month (or listen on audio book)

Part of the beauty of sharing these things with you all is that now we have instant accountability!  Be expecting many more posts about the items listed above. We can’t wait to share this next year with you!

What are you most excited for in 2019? What are your goals for 2019? What content do you want to see from us?

Twizzlers and Tears

We are so excited to share with you where our friendship started. Our husbands have known each other since middle school, so we all got together on New Years Eve 2013. We had met each other a few times before then, but we had never hung out just the 2 of us. So, that night we made plans to hang out and watch proposal videos together. Obviously right, since that’s what every girl dreams about as soon as the “boys are gross” phase wears off. A few weeks later we got together at Leah’s parents house and had all the best junk food a girl can imagine. Everything from ice cream, cookies, and Twizzlers, to pretzels & popcorn. As we feasted on our snacks, we cried our eyes out watching video after video of the sweetest and most unique proposals, as we dreamed of what that would look like for each of us one day.

I (Meagan) could not imagine what life would be like if that day never happened and if this friendship never became what is has. We have stood by each other’s side through engagements, each other’s weddings, marriage and a lot of ups and downs. I’m so thankful to have a friend that I can constantly laugh with but also one that points me back to Jesus just as much.

I (Leah) too, am so grateful for the gift Meagan’s friendship has been through these last several years. It has been an honor to walk along side & pray for one another through some of the happiest days & the saddest days. Meagan loves big, and deeply invests in those she cares about. I love that Meagan is a friend who I can share my heart with, have ridiculous gif text convos with laugh until I cry with, always count on matching with, and more than anything pray & seek the Lord with. One of my favorite memories we share was at my bridal luncheon, where Meagan honored me with words of encouragement about what our friendship has meant to her. Friends, you can never encourage your fellow girlfriend too much!

Just like the realness we experienced on that first night we hung out. We want this blog to be a place where women can be real, vulnerable, connected, and lean into the truth of God’s Word in good and bad times. We want to be open and honest with y’all because we are figuring out life alongside you. We want to better ourselves, each other, and more than anything, follow Jesus Christ together in this crazy life.

We love you all and are so thankful for each and every one of you!

-Meagan + Leah