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In Essence – Women In Their Own Words

My great-grandmother Daisy Schumann was an epic gardener, celebrated hostess, sought after speaker, successful farmer, stirring community organizer and resourceful crafter.

Yet the things I cherish most about her are the words she left behind.

It’s in her honor I share a few of my fellow female writers.

May their thoughts inspire your stolen moments of creativity.

“Willingly I surrendered my agony and aspirations that day. Ought and expectation were laid on the altar. The weight of being a “put together” woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, the responsibility of being the primary care giver for 4 humans, and the longing for my own personal significance and accomplishments were laid to rest.” Ought & Expectation -By Connie Armerding 

“There are unspoken expectations, comparison, envy, and love all vibrating restlessly. Each of us of has her own deep currents of expectations about what her life ought to look like, the kind of mother we ought to be, the kind of woman we thought we would be. To the Longing. M.M.Philpot

I had a fellow home group member ask me once after I started staying home with Nora, “What do you do all day?” I don’t have a glamorous response.  There are many parts of my life that are just plain mundane.  And, I don’t say that to indicate that I’m discontent with where I am in life.  I’m not.  I’m blessed.  I know it, and I feel it.  Yet, I haven’t always felt that way.” The Mundane – By Heather Luensmann

“This complacent Christianity should bother us. The Bible calls for a childlike faith, but it doesn’t ask us to exhibit passive acceptance or mental apathy. Instead, the Bible is an advocate for reasoning. It lavishes praise on critical truth-seekers.” A Resurgence of Reasoning -By Kelsey Hency 

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