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THERE'S A PLACE FOR YOU AT THE TABLE



The world has taken feminism and distorted it into a comparison of man. When we as women are called to be something so different. We were formed from the rib of a man. Not the head to be above, or the feet to be below. But the rib to be as equal. God didn’t stop creation with man, because He wanted to do something even greater.


It was through Eve we get to see the first gospel take place. Though she had sinned and broken paradise, it was through her own descendants that paradise would be restored. Jesus would come through Eve and she got to hold onto that promise. The same way we now get to hold onto the promise of His return.


We get to hold a special part in creating new life.

What a beautiful thing to celebrate that He chose us as women to carry His creation.


The enemy tries to distract us in thinking we need to be like man. But God didn’t call Eve to be like Adam. He had written Eve's own story for her life. God didn’t create women and men to be in competition but to complete the work and assignment together as one.


To bring new life, to experience a taste of His love for us, and change generations to come.


We are Gods most precious creation and we get to celebrate that in all His glory! We get to take back what’s always been ours. 


Today I have the honor of introducing you to an organization that celebrates exactly what it means to be called a Women of God; Behold & Flourish.


Their heart behind their company is to gather, encourage, and ignite the passions God has put uniquely in each of us as His daughters.


Matthew 18:20 says this, For where two or three gathers in my name, there I am with them.”


Being apart of Behold and Flourish means having a community of sisters in Christ to help you walk out in your purpose and grow in your identity in Him!



This is Behold and Flourish:

Founded by: Brittany Donovan

Based in Houston, Texas




THE ART OF GATHERING

A Place at the Table

Have you ever wondered about the significance behind gathering around the table? As far back as we can date, gathering around tables were cause for celebration, reflection, feasting, and remembrance.

As we take a closer look into scripture, in Psalms, David celebrates God’s beautiful banquet table and in the book of John, Jesus gathers around the table with his disciples at the last supper. The table was of significance throughout the bible where Jesus engaged with those he invited to know about the ultimate love story.

Over time in our fast-paced, tech-saturated & busy culture, we have dismissed the significance of the table. Gathering matters – here are three reasons why you should practice the discipline of gathering around the table:

1. REST

The Table should be a place for rest – where we can set aside time away from our busy schedules, pause and reflect. Acknowledge your need for refreshment. Rest should be a rhythm we create, not a rescue from our burnout. Gather around the table, share a meal, have inspiring conversations, and receive from those around you!

1. CREATE

The Table creates fellowship. Life can be hard, there is no handbook for adulting! Friendships don’t happen as easily as they used to when we were in middle school. Relationships take work. I encourage you to take the time to be intentional with who God has placed in your life. Whether it be your childhood best friend or someone you met in crossing, allow the gift of the table to give you space for true and honest connection.

2. GROW

The Table allows us to cultivate perspective and grow in wisdom. When we move about our lives in a hurry, we close ourselves off to learning something new – we miss essential things. Being at the table requires wholehearted engagement, persistence, and a desire for communion. There is great potential to learn from different experiences. This is why we gather – to share and gain perspective from others. We learn as we grow in community!

This is the table. This is where we get to do life! This is where we can share our fears and pour out wisdom – where we can encourage & pray for one another. This is the kingdom of God at work.


The next time you are seated around others at the table, breathe in the moment and experience all of what God has for you – a taste of what He wants to invite you into. Having a connection is in our design.


So, take a seat at the table. Come and enjoy the ultimate gift of communion!

Here are some practical’s I would love to leave you with:

- How will you make time to rest & gather around your table this week?

- Who is one person you can intentionally invite & connect with over dinner?

- How does it feel to know you’ve been invited to the table of God’s Kingdom? Use your space to regain perspective and receive the life-giving grace of Jesus flowing from conversations and food passed around the table.

Xo,

Brittany Donovan

Founder of Behold & Flourish








Brittany Donovan is the owner and founder of Behold & Flourish. She is a lover of all things events, coffee, working out, and Jesus. She is married to the love of her life, Michael! The city of Houston is so dear to her heart and the people in it. She loves the passion, creativity, and hidden jewels this community carries. Her heart is to help champion who we are as women... to behold who we are and flourish!


Behold and Flourish community events are held once a month in Houston, Texas.

The next event will be held in August. You can sign up for their newsletters on their website to be informed of all the important info: https://www.beholdandflourish.com/



Join them at their upcoming farmers market social on Saturday, July, 25th from 9:30 - 11:30 am at 2752 Buffalo Speedway, Houston Tx 77027



Follow Brittany and her team on insta: @brittanydonovan_ & @beholdandflourish





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