the story behind the blog
I have always had a burden for women. I guess this is what happens when you grow up seeing most of your female role models sell themselves short or stay in abusive situations due to factors such as tradition, control and low self-worth.
As much as my elders loved me, and invested me with great skills and values, I didn't have any older women (in my immediate circle) that I really looked at and felt that I wanted to be like; or have relationships similar to.
I knew this to be true of most of the people in my social circle too; yet I saw many women of my age group taking up the mantle of our fore-runners and repeating their history.
Not wanting to fall victim to projected social norms myself, I became really interested in comparing these notions to what the Bible had to say about topics such as women and womanhood.
I also became really interested to see whether there were any feminine representations of God, other than the ones I knew about at the time, that I could model myself after.
I wanted really in-depth studies on, not only the events of Biblical females' lives, but what we could learn from them- similarly to what is available for the patriarchs of the faith in terms of sermon series, books, audios etc. However, I was disappointed to discover that such analyses were not as readily available for the women of the Bible and that, if they were, they tended to cover the same women and therefore the same topics, This led me to start going through the Bible looking at each woman and the spiritual truths that we can garner from their stories myself. That was in 2013.
Since then, in the process of researching and documenting my "findings," God has taken me on a journey of self-discovery through education. My aim is to take my readers through the same. Most importantly, I want to help others gain more of a consciousness of Christ and who they are in Him because it is my belief that if women would do this inner work, some of the situations that I witnessed growing up would cease to be so prevalent. As such, my mission is to bring together more stories promoting the women of the Bible and the personal testimonies of modern Christian women (we need more role-models; who better than matriarchs of the faith- past and present?). This was my purpose in launching "The Far Above Rubies Collection"- a website and community that I hope will fill the gap of this need- as well as, my book, "The Ultimate Guide to Eve".