Thursday, April 7, 2011

a girlie ministry begins


yesterday was incredibly fun.

my boys were back in school from their
spring break and a different bunch of school kids here 
were getting out for theirs. 

i nabbed a bored girl and 
we ate, laughed, took photos and planned
a ministry on Youtube.



the two of us like to watch a certain 
girl on Youtube who recently had
lots of girls open up to her about their
problems and worries. 

i'm talking about thousands and thousands of girls.
it would have been nice to have multiple counselors there.

while i am not one (or maybe i am? i am 49 and have been 
a teenager...am raising three...maybe i do have something to 
offer...an ear if nothing else), i care...deeply care
about kids, including the ones i don't know. 



being a little bit nutty helps too, i think LOL
for the girls to maybe identify with me?
not so authoritarian...someone to laugh with 
and be understood by? 



so i had an idea for us to start a channel
and be encouragers. 
we will do giveaways and we will be nothing but positive...
guiding situations with bible examples....
how to handle a bully or a lie told about you...
low self-esteem, etc, etc. 

maybe they'll check in with us after
school to see what shenanigans we 
are into and have a laugh and feel some love.



we began our video recordings yesterday by telling
some of our own hardships....
nikki had to get braces put back on after having
them off a year...and felt the ache of a 
best friend moving far away.

i think the girls will see themselves in some 
discussions we have, and know...
it isn't just them that is going through 
these things and that they aren't alone.





some girls these days have their "dukes" up, 
ready to fight at the drop of a hat...
it is alarming!
they also will use the dreaded F word
as if it was "the" "and" or "but"!!
Ouch my eyes and ears!

we are gonna show another side of the
coin...the loving side. 
pray for us if you will...i haven't decided whether to give you
the link just yet...
i'm not tickled with how i look or sound
(that old satan is trying to keep me from succeeding)

10 comments:

Virginia said...

Good for you, what a wonderful thing to do...
May you bring the same sensitivity ,wisdom and fun that you bring to your blog.
Blessing,
Virginia

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I want that link, my friend!!! xoxoxo

La Table De Nana said...

Lovely photos!

Cindy said...

What a wonderful thing!!!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Many blessings to you both for starting this needed ministry. God will use it mightily, I'm sure.

Thank you too for your prayers for my nephew Jordan. We've been so blessed by everyone's thoughtfulness and love.
Blessings,
Marcia

see you there! said...

I can't imagine a better mentor for young girls than YOU. I think this is a terrific thing and you are to be praised for giving your time to the project.

Darla

Kathleen Grace said...

You go girl! There are many girls (and young women) who could use a little help and a listening ear. God bless you and your ministry:>)

PJay said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I wish you much success. I know you'll make such a difference for many girls.

Peachy Cheek said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! What lovely photos!!! I think what you are doing is such a wonderful idea!! I would love to see the channel and if you share the link we might be able to share it too :)

Take care!!

sweet european dreams said...

A wonderful idea. One of my favorite ministries is Mercy Ministries. They help so many girls who are absolutely desperate. Maybe you will get to some girls before they become desperate. Keep us posted on your progress! -diane