In the company of friends, companions in ministry, ideals are possible

A favorite picture by Auguste Renoir--could be sisters, friends, companions in arms

“Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.”  ― Lance ArmstrongIt's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Here in Texas, I am at home. This is the place where we started Whole Heart Ministries. I find women who have been to all 15 years of our conferences. There are also new, fresh, faces and women who are vibrant and passionate and visionary.

Amongst me are those who have served and loved and given so much time over the years. They humble me--why would they be so patient and generous with their time and hearts over so many years?

But the strength of a being in a community of like-minded moms--800 of them--strengthens me and makes me want to be the best I can be. These around me give me hope.

If we surround ourselves with women who walk with the Lord, we will want to walk with the Lord better, longer, more fully.

In the company of so many kindred spirits, my soul if blessed indeed.