Like A Child

I love my little Girls’ Club. We’ve been quite small, the past couple of weeks. I like that because it allows me to really hang with the girls and see what’s going on in their lives.

I prefer them small, but I also love, love when SEVERAL show up too. I love that the girls find friends who want to share their time with us.

I know every club night, just the amount of girls who show up, are just the ones God has intended to bring.

What’s special about Girls’ Club, is the girls let down their guard while we’re engaged in something fun.

Most are still pretty young and aren’t worried about presenting a specific image yet. They are still at an age where they can be silly. Many have no filter yet, so whatever comes into their head, pops right out their mouth.

I love that about them. They don’t try to hide anything.

One of our girls is having surgery tomorrow. Nothing serious, but hey, it’s surgery and she’s eight.  That’s still pretty scary.

During our project, I sat next to her and I got to hear all about what she expecting to happen. She’s a little bit scared but a whole lot brave. Now that may flip, come sometime tomorrow, but Friday she was able to talk freely about her concerns.

I was honored that she shared them with me. It’s such a treat seeing these girls grow and mature.

Well, everyone finished making their little bugs. They were SO CUTE.

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For the last 15 minutes they hung out, finished watching their movie and wouldn’t move as the doorbell rang. I don’t know if they figured if they didn’t answer the door, they wouldn’t have to go home, or what.

It’s nice having a safe place for these girls to come together where they can open up with each other without being criticized or feeling rejected.

It’s nice that I get to be apart of it too. I see them as how we were designed to be. Open, vulnerable, transparent, and trusting.

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. – Mark 10:13-16.

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