In Sarah’s day (about 2100 years or so B.C.), it was happening around the local well. In my great grandmother’s day it was happening most often in the kitchen, for my mom and her friends it would happen on the telephone. Today it’s happening here. Women are exchanging ideas and experiences. They’re learning from one another as they share their hearts and thoughts—being encouraged and challenged—online!
Through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your favorite blog or website, you can load up on tons of good resources, learn how to live on a budget, hear a great message, or chat with a friend across the globe. There are definitely limitations on how deeply you can go in a “cyber community” and there are dangers, but there are also plenty of good opportunities for growth here.
One of my favorite things about being in community with women online is I can catch quick glimpses of what God is doing in their lives—even though I may never have the opportunity to meet them here on earth. I may not be able to travel to Poughkeepsie, but I can read an online word from a woman there who is sharing how God is at work and I’m encouraged.
If you’ve been reading Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior, there is a Reading Group that’s tackling this together. They’re talking about it together today over at the Book Club at Desiring Virtue’s Facebook page. They’re inviting women to join in on their discussion or you might just listen in on what God is doing in their lives as a source of encouragement for you.
I am so excited as I’m watching God raise up a host of women who are fierce in their love for Him all across the globe! I love discovering websites that are not only solid doctrinally but also inspire me with a passion to live a more gospel-centered life.
If this website has been an encouragement to you, I hope you’ll leave a comment below and let me know how God is using it in your life.
If there are particular topics that you’d like me to address, please leave a comment and let me hear your thoughts! And I hope you’ll run over to Desiring Virtue’s book discussion to check out what God is doing there.