Today's interview feature comes from Ashley Murphy, of ashleysartcloset.blogspot.co.uk where she shares her photography, paintings and musings about life. Read on as she shares her insights on Mary (mother of Jesus), her favourite woman of the Bible, and what we as modern women can learn from her.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE WOMAN OF THE BIBLE AND WHY? WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THAT MODERN WOMEN CAN LEARN FROM HER?
Mary. I was young like Mary when I gave birth to my first-born child. The Lord provided me a path raising the child He blessed me with. Seeing moms now having hard days raising their children softens my heart. “You can do it!” If Mary could raise a child, anyone can. Currently, I serve in a MOMs group with moms of small children. So, I see the demands first hand that the world tries to push on young moms. We live in a money hungry world. It does not take high end or countless items to raise children.
PLEASE FINISH THE SENTENCE: I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO IS…
I am a Christian woman who is passionate about walking alongside others during a hard time.
PLEASE FINISH THE SENTENCE: I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO IS NOT…
I am a Christian woman who is not always right or perfect. It is in He who completes me.
ANY FINAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT?
Encouragement is one of my strongest spiritual gifts. So, no matter what journey life has you on:
- Keep pushing forward
- Lean into God more each day
- Listen to praise and worship music
- Read an uplifting book or watch a positive movie
- Give thanks often
- Read God’s word, even if it is a little each day.
The more you read God's word, the more you understand His ways- becoming increasingly like him. In addition, our obedience shines our love for Christ.