Friday, December 18, 2009

Christ Like Heroines

We all have people we look up to and desire to be like. The memory of three women remain encased in my mind.

My first heroine was the writer Katherine Marshall.  Katherine became famous with her second book, "A Man called Peter." She wrote the story in honour of her famous husbands life. 
Peter Marshall was a preacher in the United States Senate. He died at a relatively young age. Katherine was devistated yet necessity demanded she earn a living to provide for her son Peter Junior. Many have come to the Lord through her books. Her message to me was, "Never Give Up."

My second treasured lady was Corrie Ten Boom. When my mother gave me "The Hiding Place," depicting her story, I wanted none of it. Such sadness, about a Dutch family hiding and helping Jews to escape Holland during World War 11.  Yet through my tears I discovered "The Saving Grace of Forgiving Others."

My third Jewel was Mother Teresa. I watched a movie on her life as acted by Geraldine Chaplin, Charlie's daughter. It was an eye opener of self denial....and a life devoted to others. She was the hands, feet and mouth of Our Lord.  From her I learned, "Humility, Wisdom and Selflessness.

Quoting Katherine:
"No matter how little you have,
You can still give some away."

Quoting Corrie, "If you look at the world you will be distressed. If you look within you'll be depressed. if you look at God, you'll be at rest."

Quoting Mother Teresa, "When a person dies of hunger it did not happen because God did not take care of them. It happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what they needed." 

Myself, "Being a Christian doesn't depend on attending meetings, but rather on loving and serving others. Walk the walk!" 


  1. Beautiful quotes Mrs. Mary!
    I'm actually about to read the the book The Hiding Place. I'm waiting until my little sister is done reading it first. Reading the quote by her has really made me anxious to read it sooner. I'm going to put the quote by her on my blog.


  2. Very Good Karis...She was a wonderful inspiriation. Born a premiture baby and not expected to live, she died at age 91...
    And even though she suffered a stoke and could no longer communicate, people came to visit her to the end.. God Bless you...
    Sr Crystal Lindsey.


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