Greetings and blessings, Inspired Sisters!

If you are in a medical or necessary field that requires you to be working at this time, let me first extend a “thank you” for your tireless and loving heart, and in all you are doing for your fellow sisters and brothers. It is greatly appreciated and isn’t going by unnoticed. If you know of something that can be done in aid – sewing face masks, or another item to have that would be of great help, please reach out and give the opportunity to be of some kind of service.

In conjunction with our church and state and government, all of our events or activities are on hold as you probably have already guessed. Pray for those making these tough decisions, and for those who must continue on in any necessary areas.

So how is it going for you?

For those who harbor a good amount of introversion, the time spent at home this past few weeks probably feels like a blessing, but to others? Maybe not so much. It’s hard to wrap our heads around what is going on, isn’t it? It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen, and many of us might be struggling with the current circumstance or welcoming the slow pace. Yet as Christian women, we have a been given so many gifts, and so many opportunities now to lean in on Him to find our strength and resolve, waking each day with both the intention to make the most of the time that He has given us and time allowable for rest and reflection and praise.

So what kinds of things do you do to occupy your down time lately? Anything new? How about a devotional that you’ve found to be a really good read during this time, whether a physical book or online? Share it with us! I’ve just started Lisa Bevere’s “Strong” online devotional this morning. It’s amazing how God always goes before us, unfailingly, to prepare for us the very things we will need when a circumstance arises, and this devotional is no exception to that. If it sounds like something of interest to you, here’s the link to register. The messages are short – just over 15 minutes each day, and they do not require that you purchase the book to follow along.

Another resource I’ve come across is from Group Ministry. It’s filled with links for short devotionals to do with kids of all different ages, and coloring pages for kids and adults: https://www.group.com/category/ministry-resources/free-resources.do

Though social media gets a much-deserved bad rap at times, it truly has been a great way to connect with others lately, and isn’t Zoom great too? If you’re not already, why not start a bible study with a few friends and meet weekly over Zoom or another real-time internet viewer? Text and invite me at 610-587-2136 and I’ll be your first participant!

How about some Random Acts of Kindness bingo? Visit our facebook page and upload your completed bingo pdf! And also in the next few days, you’ll find a daily posting of “isolation questions” to help spark some interactions and conversations… I miss everyone!

So keep on praying for healing and health for our families, our friends, our leaders, our country, and our world. Praise God for these times when we can find new ways to re-connect and get closer to Him.

Blessings!

Coronavirus: Encouragement and Inspired Sisters Event & Activity Updates



What a time we are living in right now… it’s unprecedented. The virus, the overload of information and statistics, and the toilet paper!

In the uncertainty of all the changes to our daily lives and the world itself because of the virus, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and worried. Are you concerned? As Christians, we know that fear has no place in our hearts, but let me share something encouraging that I was reminded of …

Jesus Calms a Storm

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” -Mark 8:35-41, ESV

In this crazy time, we are in the boat, and Jesus is with us.  And while we are awake and agitated, He is sleeping and restful.  And when we wake Him with our concerns, He reminds us, “Peace! Be Still!   How blessed and thankful we can be for our Savior… a Savior that we can rest in amidst the storms swirling around us. Thank you, lovely Jesus! 

That said, Inspired Sisters will be cancelling and postponing most activities and events.  Please take a moment to view the list and update your calendar.


• POSTPONED: March 19 – Thursday • Bible Study: Surrendering the Secret, Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion

You may email askinspiredsisters@gmail.com for more information.


• STILL HAPPENING: March 21 – Saturday • Be Active! Morning Hike to Pulpit Rock

Let’s go outside!  This activity is still on.  Text Marie Perry at 610-587-2136 or comment on the Facebook event page to let us know that you’ll be coming. 


• CANCELLED: April 07 – Tuesday • Inspired Sisters Quarterly General Meeting

Meeting agenda will be posted here.  If you have any ideas or thoughts or concerns to share, I encourage you to send them via email to askinspiredsisters@gmail.com.  Once things get back to normal, our meeting date and agenda will reflect all the feedback we’ve received.


• STILL HAPPENING: April 11 – Saturday • Be Active! Morning Hike to Pulpit Rock

Since it’s outside, this activity is also still on.  Text Marie Perry at 610-587-2136 or comment on the Facebook event page to let us know that you’ll be coming. 


• CANCELLED: April 18 – Saturday • Pink Impact Simulcast Conference Event 

Gateway Church / Pink Impact has postponed the event with no reschedule date at this time. It’s possible that our event, scheduled for April 18th, would be a welcomed break from the social distancing, but with Zion’s closing, it may be best to follow suit as well and reschedule.

Hope you are able to make the best of whatever your situation is. And if you need prayer, a few items from the grocery store, or would just like some encouragement, I hope you will reach out to me – I’d be blessed to help you out.

Marie ♥