Generalisations are never true for everyone, but some women can be very good at putting everyone else first and themselves last. A friend of mine talks about how when his Dad was serving the pudding after Sunday lunch there would always be a big, beautiful piece left for himself; when his Mum served the pudding she was always left with the burned corner – does that ring true for anyone?! When it comes to developing skills and learning new ones, some women benefit from a bit of a push, to be reminded that it’s not selfish, that it’s worth making the time even though home responsibilities might make that more difficult.
One of the reasons we’re working with Tearfund on the Women in Leadership trip to Malawi next year is to provide an experience that will take us out of our comfort zones, stretch us in places we didn’t think we were stretchy and provide space for God to speak into our lives. That certainly happened for those of us who went to Cambodia earlier this year, pictured above. You can find out more from the Tearfund website or download the information sheet here. Email Jenny Baker if you have any questions or need more information.