Strength, Dignity, and Laughter


I’m surrounded by amazing women. I’ve been raised by them. I’ve been raised with them. I’ve become friends with them. And I’m continually inspired by the strength of the women, not only in our culture, our country, and our city but also by the strength of those in my immediate circle.

The women who are building their careers from the ground up, when the systems in place are against equal pay and equal representation.

The women who are leading churches and slaying it. Or who hold positions of authority and are knocking it out of the park.

The women athletes who are pushing past gender bias to prove we are just as strong.

The friend who is a solo foster parent because her heart breaks at the brokenness of our system and she sees no other option than to follow her call to love God’s children.

The many mothers and grandmothers and aunts who raise children day in and day out. And also the many mothers and motherly figures who have experienced extreme loss through the death of children of all ages.

I see you. Our City Chapel community sees you. But, most importantly, God sees you.

So as we celebrate the last week of Women’s History Month, reflect on these amazing verses about who we, as women, are in God’s eyes. May we remember the women who went before us, and be an example for those following in our footsteps.

Written by Kelli Gilmore

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