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Women of the Word

Women of the Word Some wore finest linen – Others wore wool; Some wore the silk of royalty – Some wore cotton, some muslin; Some were called to great things – Others walked with sorrow Some were called to ordinary days All were called by God Some lived in a palace In Jerusalem Some lived in a simple tent One from the land of Moab Some lived in Judah In the flowing hills Some made their home in far off Galilee All lived in the Lord. And see, their lives reflect their God These handmaids of the Lord Oh, these women of the Word. One was named Sarah One was called Ruth; There was a queen named Esther Deborah, Martha and Anne; Elizabeth and Abigail Tabitha and Hannah A girl named Mary in quiet Nazareth All said “Yes” to God And see, their lives reflect their God These handmaids of the Lord Oh, these women of the Word. They plant the seeds to birth at harvest Grind the flour for the bread Gather family at the table See that all who come are fed Share their stories with the children Put their hands to every kind of task They are wives and mothers, sisters Who work and share their giftedness. Some wear denim blue jeans Others love pink They live their lives of faithful love Lives of courage and hope They put their hands to simple tasks In the service of God No matter which age they’re called to live They are women of the Word – Oh these Women of the Word 3-23-22 Contest: We Salute You, Dear Women Sponsor: Beata Augustin

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Date: 4/26/2022 6:58:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Your "Women of the Word" is a lovely write. Love how you worked the bible into your story/write. Have a blessed day writing away.......................
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/26/2022 9:25:00 AM
Thank you so much from one woman of the word/Word to another. Sending you bunches of blessings for your Easter season in bouquets of gratitude!
Date: 4/25/2022 11:42:00 AM
Doing another lap around the base path to cheer for your #1 placement with this ode to Women of the Word (of whom you are one, dear Sam)! Thank you for this enchanting tribute with your musicality shining through and your inclusion of present and future generations of women. Wonderful writing, dear friend!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/26/2022 9:23:00 AM
John, sending you waves of gratitude for your beautiful message! Thank you so much dear friend. I am so glad these words spoke to your spirit. This started off as a song I wrote for a retreat. I did a little editing to turn it into this contest entry. These biblical women did amazing things that have inspired and comforted the women who have followed them! I wanted to honor all women of the word (WOW's). I am hoping to get this onto an album honoring women's faith. Tipping my cap in humble gratitude! Easter season blessings dear friend!
Date: 4/23/2022 9:43:00 PM
Unlike all of us, you haven't presented the women of the world, but the women of the word ! You always think in a different Unique way, Sam ! Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, Hannah... all are shining examples of womanhood who always responded with "YES" to God's will ....! Congratulations on your win !
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/26/2022 9:09:00 AM
Thank you many times over Valsa! These women of the Word were simply amazing. They endured much and gave much. We are blessed to have their examples. Their stories have "birthed," (sorry) women of the Word through the centuries into today. I see so many women of word/Word here on the soup using words to encourage, guide, mentor and share their faith through their poetry. Totally inspiring to me. I think I have had a special insight into many of these women as I portray many of them in one woman musical dramas. Thank you for being one of those women! Blessings from one WOW (woman of the word) to another!
Date: 4/23/2022 12:15:00 AM
"Women of the Word" - Beautiful concept. Congratulations!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/23/2022 9:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Chris! This based on a song I developed for a retreat. It was so much fun to share it with all of you! Blessings to you!
Date: 4/22/2022 9:34:00 PM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this ode, especially in presenting ladies who fulfilled their roles as the Scriptures expressed. God bless you.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/23/2022 9:44:00 AM
Beata, thank you so much not only for this placement but for the opportunity to share the idea that we are women of the Word. And no matter which age we live in we, like Esther have been "called for such a time as this!" So thankful that we are women of the Word. Blessings to you woman of the Word.
Date: 3/24/2022 11:37:00 AM
Sam, I think Beata will love this, I know I do. So many examples in the Word of women of faith and trust whom God used to accomplish his work in the world. Countless more who were not named, but just as faithful. Men and women alike are able to derive inspiration and encouragement from their acts of devotion and faith. Wondering if this is a song; I can imagine you singing this in one of your presentations. Have you started those up again? Quick soupmail... blessings ~ John
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/26/2022 9:36:00 AM
John, I can't believe I missed your amazing message! Yikes! :( Sigh! You are so right - these women, and men, are constant sources of inspiration. They speak to every human experience across the centuries and give us inspiring examples of faith in action - examples of faith, prayer, choice for God we are so in need of - especially today. I am so humbled to be on the winners list with so many amazing poems. And yes this did come from a song - keen eye on the first bases line! Hoping to put it onto a new album titled Women of the Word. Heading back to the clubhouse to work on a new lineup! See you there. Easter season blessings to you!