Genteel Blooms; Encouraging the Younger Women9:09 AM
Have I ever told you about Genteel Blooms? It is a girls group that my sister Rose and I do once a month for about six months out of the year. Once a month, girls between the ages eight and twelve come to our house for a lesson in sewing and a Bible study.
You see, it all started when I was fifteen and my sister Rose was fourteen. We were sitting around talking about how we wanted to start mentoring younger girls. We knew several that wanted to learn how to sew and some that just wanted to spend some time with us. That is how Genteel Blooms was born. We created the group so that we could teach and mentor younger girls.
This year will be our fifth consecutive year of doing Genteel Blooms. We have had the privilege of mentoring about twenty different girls, some of whom are now in high school. I can honestly say that there are few things that I have done that I feel have been this important.
What about you? What do you do to encourage your younger sisters in Christ? It can be as simple as learning their names and saying hello to them when you see them in church. It can be as big as taking them under your wing and mentoring them through a hard time. You can start a group or send birthday cards. Whatever it is, take some time to encourage your younger sisters in Christ.