I oscillate between showing the soft side and the gritty bit of country living — between showing who others expect me to be and who I am in the deep-downs where my very soul lives — between showing strength of self and my reliance on God.
And then there’s the whole woman aspect: I am more than the soup I make, the sick I tend to, the dishes I wash, and the people I please. Sure, those things help define my heart, and as a Christian gal, seeking (and following) God’s will, direction, and purpose is my utmost calling; but, lest anyone try to hammer me into a smooth hole, beware for I have unique edges.
As a woman child of God, I am a warrior of and for Him.
I may be physically weaker, but I am capable of untold strength.
Through Eve, I may have been the last bit of creation God made, but I am the finishing touch.
As I’ve studied women of the bible, these words ring true about their character: courageous, creative, strong, valiant, beautiful, passionate, powerful, needed, irreplaceable, unrelenting, cunning, good, and brave.
With that, I give you a 3-phase haiku:
treads hearts soft with passionate
valiant beauty slays
hearts tender. vulnerable
gentle power risks
unveiling. hearts wounded set
free. she captivates.
Partially influenced by Stasi Eldredge’s book, “Captivating,”
mostly influenced by recognizing who God made me to be.