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Well of Encouragement

Remember that best selling book from the 90’s, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by Dr. John Gray?

About half of you are probably too young to have read it, I’m sure.  (Were the 1990’s really thirty years ago?!!)

Basically, Dr. Gray explains the different communication styles between men and women—but that’s not really my point.

Dr. Gray proposes that when women are overwhelmed, frustrated, or upset, they go to their metaphorical well—that is, their well of friends, family, or whomever they trust to listen to them or offer encouragement.

I think of my church family as my well.  

You see, church isn’t somewhere that I go or do.  Like Deborah Ezell said in the video, part of the reason we meet corporately with other Christians is to encourage one another.

And I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly thirsty for encouragement right now.  I need my well, my church family.

This social distancing is just tough, and I know I’m not alone.  One of the most difficult part about COVID-19 is being away from my church family.

But it’s temporary.

I have to keep reminding myself of this.

And if you are longing for the day when you can get back together with a kind, loving group of Christian sisters, may I recommend Central Valley?

After all, a well isn’t meant to be enjoyed by one person.  It provides water for all.

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“Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water will thirst again:

But whosoever drinks of the water that I give him will never thirst; but the water that I give him will be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:13-14.)”