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International Women’s Day Posts

2009 March 8
by Julie Clawson

The world is celebrating International Women’s Day today.  It is a day dedicated to the celebration of women’s social, economic and political achievements worldwide. In the United States, this official day of observance is rooted in women’s efforts to campaign for rights to work, vote and hold public office, culminating on March 8, 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter work hours, better pay, voting rights, and an end to sweatshop conditions and child labor.  It is a day to celebrate justice and to listen to women’s voices.

So today many of us are taking time to listen to the voices of women of faith – looking to the women in the Bible, church history, and those who helped shape our faith.  Some of us are blogging in a synchroblog and others are preaching about biblical women in churches. I encourage you to read through the following links and hear how others have listened to the voices of women.  If you have a link you would like to add to the list or a description of your church service, please post it in the comments.

Julie Clawson on the God who sees
Steve Hayes on St. Theodora the Iconodule
Sonja Andrews on Aunt Jemima
Sensuous Wife on a single mom in the Bible
Minnowspeaks on celebrating women
Michelle Van Loon on the persistant widow
Lyn Hallewell on the strength of biblical women
Shawna Atteberry on the Daughter of Mary Magdalene
Christine Sine on women who impacted her life
Susan Barnes on Tamar, Ruth, and Mary
Kathy Escobar on standing up for nameless and voiceless women
Ellen Haroutunian on out from under the veil
Liz Dyer on Mary and Martha
Bethany Stedman on Shiphrah and Puah
Dan Brennan on Mary Magdalene
Jessica Schafer on Bathsheba
Eugene Cho on Lydia
Laura sorts through what she knows about women in the Bible
Miz Melly preached on the woman at the well
AJ Schwanz on women’s work
Pam Hogeweide on teenage girls changing the world
Teresa on the women Paul didn’t hate
Helen on Esther
Happy on Abigail
Mark Baker-Wright on telling stories
Robin M. on Eve
Alan Knox is thankful for the women who served God
Lainie Petersen on the unnamed concubine
Mike Clawson on cultural norms in the early church
Krista on serving God
Bob Carlton on Barbie as Icon
Jan Edmiston preached on the unnamed concubine
Deb on her namesake – Deborah
Makeesha on empowering women
Kate on Esther
Doreen Mannion on Deborah
Patrick Oden on Rahab
Scot McKnight on Junia
Jonathan Stegall on Eve
InHo Kim on Sarah
Mimi Haddad on deception
Beth on Esther

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  1. March 8, 2009

    Hi Julie, I posted about a woman in the Bible here –

    International Women’s Day: a woman of great courage and wisdom

    • March 12, 2014

      about me. She was the good girl and I was the rebel. I have sought ceonsuling, taken classes, and even got a degree to search for myself. Yet, no matter what I have done or no matter how I have grown she just doesn’t love me in the way a husband and wife does. She even says that even at the beginning she never felt the warm fuzzys or whatever for me.These last few years she has found a fulfilling career and business and devotes all of her time with it. She gets personal satisfaction from her business and invests all of her time there. She works with a lot of people, and since then I feel like she compares me to the other men she comes in contact with. The people she talks about have better careers, are better looking, and have quite a few more qualities than I have. I never feel like I measure up.Lately, she works late and doesn’t answer my phone calls. When she comes home she sits on the laptop and works. I don’t think she is having an affair, but I do believe she has an ideal mate in mind and that is not me. She is actually a good person and I really admire many things about her. She has a good heart.I don’t know if I can do this again. Each time she has left before it has been so painful. It tears me inside and out. I’ve learned from the past experiences not to beg anymore nor to plead anymore. I cannot do that. It really feels like the end this time, and it is so much different than before.If you’ve been in a relationship like this, and it ended then how did you deal with it? How did you recover? How do you survive? I am so lonely. I don’t want to be without her, yet I am so exhausted from being the scapegoat for all that has gone wrong in our relationship. I’ve read marriage books, seen counselors, and I’ve done all I can to try to meet her needs and to understand her but I have gotten lost in this whole journey. I often wonder who I am.Anyway, I don’t really need advice on what I have done wrong. I do have many faults, and I am definitely not perfect. But, how have you survived something like this?

  2. March 8, 2009

    Hello Julie,
    Thank you for organizing this International Women’s Day post.

    Koinonia Business Women has a post on the role of mothers here – http://kbwomen.blogspot.com/.

    Thank you!

  3. March 8, 2009

    Mine’s up too. Thanks Julie.

  4. Miz Melly permalink
    March 8, 2009

    Thanks so much Julie for including me in your list. Much appreciated. Happy International Women’s day!

  5. March 8, 2009

    Thanks for organizing this. Here is my post on what little I’ve learned in church about women in the Bible as well as my thoughts on Esther.

    http://ktmckay.blogspot.com/2009/03/inspriation-from-esthers-courage.html

  6. Doreen A Mannion permalink
    March 8, 2009

    I blogged about Deborah and testing your faith.

    http://apps.facebook.com/faceblogged/?t=view&eid=25074

  7. March 8, 2009

    Oh, I was supposed to add the link here…

    I posted a bit on Rahab.

  8. March 9, 2009

    I wrote something on Eve’s story, shortly after midnight :). It is here.

  9. June 23, 2009

    Dearest in Christ,

    Greetings from Hallelujah Evangelistic Association Pakistan. Hallelujah Evangelistic Association is non-profit organization. We are working in Rural Areas in Pakistan. We want participant in your coming conference 2009, for more learning. Kindly send us invitation letters and all other information as soon as possible.

    Name of Participant

    1- Miss Naila Saleem
    2- Mrs. Yasmin Saleem
    3- Miss Sadaf Ashiq

    God bless you all

    Yours in Christ

    Miss Naila Saleem
    Hallelujah Evangelistic Association
    P.O.Box 158
    Lahore,54000-Pakistan
    Mob:0092-333-4333418

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