I used to be bad at the friendship thing.
You know, gathering together and sharing your deepest thoughts. The thought of gathering in a
group would stir up my stomach, much like riding a roller coaster.
Oh, the ups and downs of drama and gossip would fill my mind instead of the steadiness and
strength of sharing life with others.
Insecurities and lack of trust would mark up and erase any type of closeness and togetherness
My self-reliance and pride kept me at bay for many years of my life from sharing life with other
women. I made relationships harder than they needed to be because truth be told, there were
times I felt too out of sorts to even get involved.
Then tragedy rocked my family’s world one September morning when we woke up to our
backyard breaking up and slipping away. The most massive landslide in Virginia was taking
place right behind our home, and my family became homeless in a matter of two hours.
As desperation filled my heart, along with loneliness, I knew something was missing: Sisterhood.
I needed other sisters to walk my family and me through this unexpected natural disaster. I
longed to talk with other women who would hear me and be with me. I needed a community to
help me so that I could help my family.
Within months, through a friend, God placed me in a group who welcomed me with open arms.
Although they couldn’t fully grasp the gravity of the situation, they leaned in and held me tight.
These women walked with my family and me through some very dark and uncertain times.
They demonstrated to me the importance of being there for one another and how community
intertwines hearts, lives, and relationships. There were times my friends stepped in for me when I
could not move forward. They lived out Job 16:20-21 (NIV). My intercessor is my friend as my
eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.
I cannot imagine that season of my life without my friends, my sisters. Each woman was a light
of God and brightened up my life in more ways than not. They were a life-saver from Jesus.
They were all in with me.
They were the picture-perfect sisters who mirrored being there for one another.
I pray you have a group of friends you can lean on as you navigate life. Maybe you are hesitant
like I used to be and have a sour taste in your mouth about trusting others. Please know
Sisterhood Ministries is a safe place. There is nothing that would make us happier than having
you settle into our group and know you are welcome just as you are. Our arms are wide open to
So, what do you say? Let us begin with a simple yes to standing together. We will deepen roots
of trust and blossom joy in relationships.