Today's post will be a little different. For those of you that have been following my blog for quite awhile, then you may remember the day I would post LISTS...lists of this, that, and the other. I would list my favorite Bible books, or 10 random facts about me, my favorite bloggers, etc. I quit doing them, because I thought there really wasn't a lot of meat to them and they were really focused on getting to know me better (and this is not supposed to be all about me)! But, since those days, I've heard several times that the lists are missed. People apparently appreciated getting deeper peeks into my life...what wires me, what I like, what I don't like, my favorite books...shocking, but okay. So, for a season (not quite sure how long), I'll resume blog list making on Sundays, but I'm just going to stick to lists of 7. It's my favorite number. It's God's number signifying completion, and perfection. And seven starts with an S, so alliteratively - it sounds good paired with Sunday. Ha! I know, I need to get a literary life. :-)
That said, today's "Seven for Sunday" group is a list of 7 spiritual sisters that I love doing life with! These aren't necessarily my top 7 (so, please, please, please don't get your feelings hurt if you're not included). These are just 7 precious Jesus girls that have impacted my life in various and significant ways. As a matter of fact, I'm a complete unknown to a few of these gals...I just follow them from afar, but oh...meeting them in person would be nothing short of delightful! Please God? All of these precious sisters have websites or blog addresses, so I've hyperlinked their name to link it up as well. Go check them out when you get a chance! May you be as blessed by these women as I've been!
In alphabetical order by first name...
7 Spiritual Sisters that I Adore:
Angela Thomas - She makes me laugh and cry at the same time and taught me that God can do extraordinary things with ordinary people.
Beth Moore - My spiritual mama! When I grow up, I want to be just like this lady! Her biblical knowledge blows my mind and continually challenges me! It would be nothing short of epic to be able to spend some time with this sweetie in person someday. But, we've always got eternity!
Carol Davis - Chief encourager! Always faithful to pray. God crossed our paths in very direct ways at His appointed time, and my life has been beautifully changed, as a result.
Kandi Hampson - A true gem and one tough lady! I've known her longer than any other gal on this list. She journeyed with me during the darkest days of my life, and her prayers carried me through to the other side. Would never have made it through without her!
Jill Toth - She opened my eyes to the world-wide orphan epidemic. She not only talks about it - she's doing something about it! A true hero in the faith!
Lorie Newman - My sweet friend and accountability partner. Always faithful to speak truth in love and will drop everything to pray when asked. Mom of 7 (2 adopted internationally). A real-life superwoman!
Melanie Dorsey - Another precious saint that I've never had the privilege of meeting in the flesh just yet. Her faith before, during, and after the death of her precious son, Andrew, in December of 2009 was nothing short miraculous! I've learned so much from this spiritual giant!