Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Heroines of Christ

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 Catherine Marshall. Catherine 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. Catherine was devistated yet necessity demanded she earn a living to provide for her son Peter John.
Many have come to the Lord through her books.
Her message to me was, "Never Give Up.

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

My second treasured lady was Corrie Ten Boom.
When my mother gave me the book, "The Hiding Place,"  I wanted none of it. Such sadness!
It told of Corrie Ten Boom and her Dutch family. 
During World War11 they took in, protected and hid Jewish families, helping many to escape to safety.
Due to this, the family were sent to dreaded Auschwitz.
Only Corrie survived to return home.
Yet through the terror and pain I discovered....
This lady's ability to forgive and love others.
She taught that, until the day she died.

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

My third Jewel needs no introduction.
She was Mother Teresa. The devine light who walked the earth in splendid charity.
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 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. What's interesting, you think of Corrie ten Boom! I read her story in my own language. Her book makes a deep impression on me. This year, we looks with our three children the film about her life.
    Have you seen that DVD? If not, I want you to give it as a gift. I want to send this DVD to you.

    Dear Greetings: Aritha

  2. Very I will dig more into the ladies I had never heard of...obviously not Mother Theresa...although a movie about her would be interesting to watch. Love the quote by Corrie.

  3. I had forgotten about Corrie. What a marvelous woman she was in her response to the hand she was dealt. I really enjoyed her books. Great blog.

  4. Hello Aritha, How kind of you to offer... yes I have seen the DVD, and I have read all of Corrie's books and I followered her to the end of her days.
    I wonder if you have ever been to Haalem and seen her home? I would love to see photos of it. Very interesting. Bless you my friend.

    Hello Michelle, Catherine Marshall wrote wonderfully. You may have heard of the book and movie, "Christie?"

  5. L.D. Good to see you here again. Yes Corrie was exceptional....I loved her story about thanking God for the fleas.

  6. They're very special because they all walked the talk! God bless.

  7. Hi Crystal Mary, this is a beautiful post with three women I too have always admired. They inspire us don't they? They were a blessing to the world.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  8. RCUBEs, You are so right mate.

    Jeanne, Yes, they do inspire us. I love them all.

  9. All three of these women inspire me. The Hiding Place is one of my all-time favorites, I still have a copy on the bookshelf in my bedroom and reread it on occasion. I have always been fascinated with Corrie's sister. She would not tell a lie no matter what... even to save herself or her loved ones, like when she told the soldiers that yes there were Jews under the table- which they thought was a joke. I think Corrie and her sister are both great saints. Mother Teresa, too!

  10. Hello Mary, Its great to have such wonderful inspirational women to guide our path. Times can be difficult yet when we see others before us who survived its encouraging. God bless you.


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