Have You Seen? {November 1st, 2020}

Last Week’s Theme: Harvest

Trusting the Lord of the Harvest by Sarah Hilkemann—”My farm girl heart warmed when I held the first bunch of harvested rice in my arms. I wasn’t the one waiting, watching, hoping for abundance, but I had the opportunity to taste and see the results.”

Compassionately Aware {Book Club} by Sarah Hilkemann—”How God might want to use us to be a catalyst for change and hope might look vastly different. Our roles as outsiders are unique, yet we can also speak up for healing and forgiveness and offer another way. What do you think this would look like in your context?

Unforeseen Growth by Katelyn Comer—”It felt as though the words were jumping off the page at me. There was no doubt in my mind that God had brought me to this passage. It was time to get planted, and it would be worth it to cultivate new plants, literally and metaphorically”

Sowing in Tears, Yet Harvesting Joy by Stephanie Prater-Clarke—”I continue to pour out my heart to Him in the dark, in the middle of this muddied season. Though still somewhat disillusioned from the year, the weeping is not hindering the sowing.”

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And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

We could probably start making a list of the reasons we have to fear, and it would just never stop. There’s the global pandemic, natural disasters, and election uncertainty in many of the places we serve as well as our home countries. Then add in the daily fears that might be incredibly personal, the unknowns that affect our ministries and jobs and families.


We are women who are firmly rooted in Christ and can focus our eyes on His Kingdom. 

So let’s remind each other of the Truth that speaks peace over our fear. Though we have every reason to be swept away by the anxiety that threatens to overwhelm our hearts, we can cling to the One who is still in control.

How have you dealt with fear lately? How are you living out courage and faith when things feel uncertain and messy? Join us for the conversations flowing through the Velvet Ashes community this week on our blog and on social media. Use the hashtag #VelvetAshesNotAfraid.

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