Daughters of Promise November/December 2014 - Page 37

ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE STAGGERED BY THE WONDER AND GLORY OF THE PERSON BESIDE YOU. means that if we are choosing people who can influence through conversation, I’ll take the gal over a guy every time. You ladies have a superpower to connect but some of you are either using this power for yourself or not at all. My sister Heidi gets it. She focuses on others a lot. Last month it was the twenty-one-year-old Jessica**, sitting on a park bench, looking despondent. Heidi pulled over and walked over to her. She asked Jessica about her situation, and as Heidi listened, the story tumbled out. She had no money and no house. The state took away her three children because she was unable to care for them. The fathers couldn’t even care for her, much less the childr