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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

"Those Are My Girls!"

I spent a recent weekend with three of my college suite mates and I am always overwhelmed when I get home and have time to think! We had our share of fun! We all came from different upbringings, as far as church. When I think about some of our actions I wonder if people thought we would be strong Christian women? God did!

When we are together, now, I always think God must be smiling! I can hear Him saying, "those are my girls!" It brings tears to my eyes thinking of how He means so much to each of us. None of us could imagine doing life without Him. Much of what we talk about comes around to Him! We have all let God do a work on the inside of us. No matter what we did or what happened to us or how long we carried those issues, God handled them. I think we all went to church for our children and God worked on us! Remember, He wastes nothing!

Jesus taught through a parable of a vineyard, explaining in John 15: 1, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener." He describes us as branches of a grapevine which God cares for.

Even Jesus came as a baby, having to grow. I think God likes for us to value the growth process and understand that it does not happen overnight. God wants us to live fruitful and abundant lives. John 10: 10, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." This can only happen when we allow the Master Gardener to work in our lives!

"Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on."


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