Throughout the whole summer, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity will stream songs on the theme Women of Strength, Women of God. Ashley Cleveland, The Innocence Mission and Nathalie Nunes share a variety of music selections encouraging depth of heart, mind and soul.
In the Franciscan tradition, St. Clare of Assisi is a woman of God that modeled great strength. Words in her own letters to other women inspire us to grow in virtue today.
“The Lord himself put us as models to be examples and mirrors not only before others, but also before our sisters-those called by the Lord to our vocation-with the purpose that they in turn may be mirrors and examples for those who live in the world.”
Of course, Mary and Elizabeth encourage us to visit with open arms!
I wrote this song at a time when I felt so overwhelmed with all the changes going on in my life: experiencing a parent passing away, graduating college, and getting through my first year as a registered nurse, not to mention the stress all this change was putting on my relationships with people I loved. Growing up I learned to always ask God for guidance whenever I felt lost. In writing this song, I noticed a feeling of relief, as if God was speaking to me through my own lyric. ‘Hey there child don’t you feel alone….Don’t be afraid of the ride, it’s only just begun…You’re on a journey and it’s all a part of the fun!’ It’s funny because looking back on this lyric makes me smile. Life couldn’t be more wonderful right now, and all I did was trust in God’s plan for my life on this earth. What an amazingly difficult, exciting, and rewarding journey it has been!
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The Innocence Mission
I include Libras (Brazilian Sign Language) in my live performances as a way of including the love of God to the deaf. I wish to show that there are no difficulties or barriers when we accept the unconditional love of God.
Translation of lyrics:
I do not need to turn stones into bread to prove
What you’re in the desert
Taking care of me
From a high place will not fall
Just to demonstrate your power
I do not need to see phenomena to believe in you
Not change our fellowship
For the pleasure of winning
Like a desert
This will pass
So I’m resisting
And when my strength is running out
Your angel will feed me
Worship you this is keeping me stand up
I will not lose the war
Worship you among the temptations
It is more than strategy
I can not see tomorrow
But today I know
This desert will come to end
You’re taking care of me.
Cantora de Música Cristã ContemporâneaReflection
What are characteristics of a strong woman?