Submissions to NightLight


The responses to NightLight have been overwhelming, so I’m calling for post submissions to be sent to NightLightGuide@gmail.com.

We’re looking for posts from women who want to encourage younger women, no matter your stage, and we’re looking for younger women who may simply have a question or need for guidance. What are your specific questions? Please send a post, 300 words or (preferably) less, to NightLightGuide@gmail.com. If need be, I’ll respond to you for more information about you and your blog. On some occasion, I’ll ask for a longer post.

Every Friday, I will publish your post or question in part or in whole to get the weekend conversation started.

Please note that storytelling is a powerful tool that Jesus Himself used for the purpose of Gospel. This is a safe place for confession, but also for rejoicing. I want to see how many attributes of God we can teach each other, especially as we look back with perspective at how He saves.

Please note, also, for a post to be considered, it must be respectful to readers who are hurting and to people mentioned within your storyline.

I’m blown away at the responses I’ve already seen. Please prayerfully consider how you might minister to younger women within your sphere of influence -online and off.

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15 Comments

Katie
Reply February 21, 2010

Well, I just want to say that I'm super excited about this series. That's all :)

jenni
Reply February 22, 2010

I wish I had anything to say. Unfortunately, the older I get, the less I seem to know.

    Amber
    Reply February 22, 2010

    JENNI! No way. I don't receive that.

    I get it, but No.

    You say on your blog more than I ever dream to say here.

Linda
Reply February 22, 2010

I - in the sixth decade of my life - feel what Jenni has written. They ask for mentors in church and I think how little I know. I immediately begin a mental list of all the mistakes and failures. I thought about writing a post and wondered what in the world I would say.
I am now going to Holley's blog and to read about insecurity :-)

Ol' Seth
Reply February 22, 2010

Let me just say this.

Today, I read your blog, Jenni, for about 3 minutes. One thing you definitely know--humor.

Thanks, I needed that.

Amber
Reply February 22, 2010

2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

Linda
Reply February 22, 2010

Amber,
I read that verse and then went to practice piano (lessons meant to hopefully ward off early senility) and felt such conviction.
I apologize for my earlier comment. It must have been so discouraging to read. While it is true that my mistakes and failures are legion, the Father's grace has been more-so. I have three of the most amazing adult children you can possibly imagine. His hand of grace on their lives, coming in and filling in the cracks my own brokenness left is miraculous.
I have had the priceless privilege of much teaching and therefore I really do have much to share. I'm not really sure what you would like us to write about specifically, but if I can in any small measure come along side you in this I am more than willing.
The funny thing is, I am doing a Bible Study right now on the Virtuous Woman. The main theme of the study is that Jesus made each of us that virtuous woman the moment we accepted Him as Savior. We were then clothed in His righteousness and are now seen by the Father as blameless and perfect. It is more than time I stopped letting the enemy take my focus off of Jesus and fix it on self.
So I apologize dear Amber. Please forgive me.

Amber
Reply February 22, 2010

Linda, you just took my breath away.

Thank you for this comment. I hadn't held it against you, but okay, I forgive you. What a scheme there is against us, but what an even greater plan for us.

I guess what I want here is the weak woman made somehow strong. Somehow. We don't even have to know how. We just need to hear that you made it, and that your faith has grown.

Thank you ladies for being here. You're precious to us, the younger. We need you to cheer us on.

Audra
Reply February 22, 2010

Great story! I absolutely love those random sweet comments from my kids. It's as rich as that first infant smile that's only for you. The melted checkers cracked me up! They can't reach my oven or I'm sure that would have happened over here.

Melissa
Reply February 23, 2010

This is so amazing. I would LOVE to be a part of this. My husband is a youth pastor and each year I hold a conference called Skin Deep...we've just begun planning, and I am TOTALLY going to steal the question idea and circulate around my girls. I will email you their responses! Also here was an AWESOME event I held recently connecting women of different generations. The comments above made me a bit sad until I realized the same thing happened at my home that night...the older learning from the younger...the ground is even at the foot of the cross. We are all sojourners enroute to holiness...we will learn from each other because we won't look down on the younger because they are young...but we will take up our responsibility to train up the young ones too...
http://web.me.com/melissafed/MelissaAndCo/Melissa_And_Co./Entries/2009/11/11_Generations_Night....html
I'm also going to send you an essay I wrote on mentorship...I hope you will enjoy it!
Thanks for being so marvelously willing to do what you are called to...and for blessing us with your extraordinary gifts!

Flower Patch Farmgirl
Reply February 25, 2010

Well, I'm three steps behind here, but I'm near enough to grab the shirttails in front of me, so, Whew!

I love this idea. I love the heart, the truth. I would love to be a part, in one way or another, but I'm not entirely sure what that would mean at the moment. So, until I know, I'll just tune in. :)

catherine
Reply April 27, 2010

just wondering when we will see an answer to the latest question on how to raise daughters today.

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