What makes a woman strong?

I have found that one word will ultimately make you stronger than you think. It’s simple, yet many of us struggle to apply it. I mean really apply it… ready for it???


I know, it’s soo cliché. The Christian girl, telling you, all you need is love.

But, honestly learning to love fearlessly and genuinely, has been my biggest strength.

Has it been easy? No way! I’ve had reason to hold grudges.

Betrayal, abandoned, rejected, persecuted, and even violated. The healing process of such things haven’t been easy and there was a lot of mind battles that came with the healing process.

Now, I don’t want to take away from the healing (that’s another blog for another day), but without learning to do what was hard on my own strength, which is to love despite my valid reason to not – I couldn’t have experienced true freedom.

Living love is an ongoing process. You don’t all of a sudden love someone who hurt you by deciding one day that you’ll love, and that’s it… It is a daily choice!

And let me be clear… you CAN NOT do it on your own strength. It has to be a complete dependency on the Lord to guide you into loving others. Especially when it’s hardest to love.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I’ve seen people refuse it, and the outcome is always the same. Bitterness a lot of hurt and continual drama in their life. All because of refusing to forgive and move forward.

Take a look at the marches you see happening…

First off, you can’t be for women and then refuse them because of their political views. You are either for ALL women or you’re NOT. These marches are nothing but a hypocritical, selfish reason to lure people in to walk for someones own agenda. I saw more division and hatred coming out of these marches than women who are strong and empowering each other.

“Hatred causes arguments, but love overlooks all wrongs.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭ERV‬‬

Don’t get me wrong, I believe there were some women who had good intentions.

God NEVER intended division among His people. He didn’t from the beginning and He doesn’t now.

“Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭ERV‬‬


Only one from the beginning of time, brought upon destruction and an evil that could manipulate, deceive, and separate people from their maker.

“God knows that if you eat the fruit from that tree you will learn about good and evil, and then you will be like God!””
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭ERV‬‬

That my friend, is satan!

Have you ever wondered why the enemy chose to deceive Eve over Adam?

Because of who God created women to be!!!

Satan knew that if he could assault woman first, ultimately he would assault mankind. And that is exactly what happened!


He knew that this assault would cause, blame (that’s what Adam did as God asked about eating the forbidden fruit. And it’s what we do, when we complain that Eve ate the fruit), shame, condemnation, pride and much more.

Satan attacked the very people whom God created in His image. He knew that by attacking man and bringing division against each other, he was attacking God.

Why? Because man is Gods greatest creation.


As parent of a teenager, when my daughter doesn’t listen to my instructions that are GOOD for her (which she often doesn’t think it is), It bothers, hurts and upsets me.

I can’t help but think about, how hurt God was when He instructed Adam and Eve NOT to eat of the fruit, and they did it anyway.

Since then, we have experienced the brokenness of relationships with each other and most importantly with GOD!

That was an attack against ALL mankind. No specific gender. All. Anyone created in the image of God.

Here was Adam and Eve, physically walking with God, and all because of disobedience, the moment they chose to believe a liar over their Creator, their relationship was shattered. Broken. A continual target for the enemy. Seeking to divide and devour mankind.

I am praying that we will truly KNOW who God has created us to be. Strong women who will empower one another. Also, stand strong beside men whom God has also created for us to work alongside and not against.

To explain further on how Eves attack was ultimately against mankind, I’m honored to introduce Carrie Friedrich as my co – writer to share her insight on who Eve was…

Carrie Friedrich:

When I was a little girl I used to run around my house in my Wonder Woman underwear. Spinning around the house pretending to be my favorite super hero.
Fasting forward 35 years… now I’m a wife, mom of three, and pastors wife… many times I still feel like I’m spinning around in circles.
But Recently as the flu bug rampaged through our home and finally hit Mom… (me) I found myself groggily going through my day waking up my daughter for school, making her lunch, preparing to speak for our church women’s night and grocery shopping…. all the things all of us moms do every single week… sick or not.
Certainly didn’t feel like Wonder Woman that day.

Made me think about Eve.

Gen. 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Do you know that the Hebrew word that was used in reference to Eve as a help meet was “Ezer”? Ezer literally means strong… it also means to carry.
Basically God himself called Eve, Wonder Woman. He calls you Wonder Woman. I am Wonder Woman. And it’s not by anything We’ve done. It’s all because He made us this way.

He made us with the strength to carry heavy things all while being tender enough to carry delicate things.

March is national women’s history month. I’m sure we will hear the names of many famous strong women who changed their environment for the good…

But we are all called for a purpose. God didn’t just give us strength to carry our own circle but to expand our reach to others.

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That is why I think of my favorite hero Wonder Woman… in the comic books she was always helping others. Carrying others to safety, fighting to save others…
All the things we can do. We don’t need super powers, we have His Holy Spirit living within us. We are capable of so much more than we think.
If we could just realize that when God called us “helpmeet” it was basically saying here she is…. strong enough to carry big things. How much more effective would we be as women if we embraced this?

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So let’s hike up our big girl super hero panties and spin into all that God has for us!


We don’t need to prove to others that we are strong by marching around with confused ideas of strength. We don’t need to trample over others to prove how strong we are. There is certainly no need to compete with another to prove our strength.

It’s already inside us. We just need to learn to trust God and learn to walk in Love as He has called us to do.

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‬‬“and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭NASB


I’ve included this great video on Ravi Zacharias’ answer to the question “Does God favor a gender?” Enjoy!


Happy International Women’s Day!


Rest in Him friends,

With love,

Rosie and Carrie




Every now and then – life can throw you a curveball. Make sure your feet are steady on the ground – so you won’t go flying with it at high speed. Bend those knees and stand your ground – life can hit you hard sometimes…

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,” Ephesians‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We are affirmed to STAND! Evil days will come. Life will hit us hard. Paul prepares the church for such life events.

It’s inevitable, that moments in this life will shake our foundation. By the time we have reached adulthood, we very well, may have experienced some kind of issue in life that has rumbled our ground. Maybe a heartbreak, a loss, or a betrayal? We can learn to face tomorrow with hope.

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for HE who promised is faithful.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 

The writer of Hebrews is admonishing us to hold unswervingly to hope. In other words stay the course – hold tight, as the road swerves – remain steadfast in our faith.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This passage is clearly giving us direction on how to face trials in this life. 

  1. Be joyful in hope. Even when we don’t understand what’s going on or why – we make the choice to remain joyful, because we are trusting that God is working things out for our good.
  2. Patient in affliction. As our lives are turned upside down, we must wait and trust God through this process.  
  3. Faithful in prayer. Prayer is the key – to be able to take the steps and persevere through the first two directions. 

If our prayer life is lacking – our ability to remain joyful in hope will lack. If our prayer life is weak – our ability to be patient in affliction will be weak. Prayer is key, to apply this verse in its richness, so that we can experience the fullness of this verse in our lives.

Here’s where the problem begins, and why we fall on our face through trials of life…

  • We aren’t spending enough quiet time with God. 
  • We put our focus on the problem – rather, than on the problem solver – JESUS. 
  • We allow issues of life to cause us, to lose heart.

Instead of telling God, how big your problems are – tell your problems, how big your God is.

A few years ago I experienced something as a mother that rocked my world. My daughter Faith began to have what seemed as some type of seizures at the age of 6 months old. I can still go back to that fear that began to take place in our hearts. Wondering, what this would do to her future? Would this last all her life? How bad would this become? Would she be able to live a normal life? All these things, just racing through my mind. One day my husband and I were just holding each other as, Faith had just gone through another episode. As we held each other broken – my husband spoke out loud, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” {Job 13:15} Immediately as he spoke Gods word, I began to have this sense of peace. Like I knew in my heart – that we were gonna be ok. 

Months later I was at church, checking on Faith in the nursery. The woman who was watching her, is a faithful woman of God and is very sensitive to the Holy Spirit. She spoke to me about Faiths condition. She encouraged me to lay hands on Faith and my husband and pray healing over their lives. I knew she had heard from God when she said; “You need to speak that word ‘seizure’ and command it to leave their body”. When I prayed over them – I feared saying the word ‘seizure’, because I felt as if I was accepting it in their lives.

Well good news is, I did as she encouraged me to do. As of today both my husband and my daughter Faith live a life free of epilepsy.

“Instead of telling God, how big my problem is – I told my problem, how big my God is!” 

The very one who made this earth come into existence by just speaking – gave me the authority in His name, to speak healing over my family. I had to completely rely on my BIG God for this miracle. 

Friends, God gives this authority not only to me, but to us all who believe we can possess it in faith, to bring His name GLORY!
God doesn’t want us to be blown away and tossed by the sea, like the waves. He wants us to be steady in our walk – immovable, unshakable and ready to hit the ground standing tall on our knees, when life hits hard.

My friend, Jesus is our answer. He is our HOPE. He is our PEACE. He is our LOVE.


“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114 NIV

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NIV”

DON’T let fear have control over your emotions! You can bring them into subjection. YOU have that power through Jesus Christ! Remain steadfast in Christ. God will not put you to shame! Today is National Day of Prayer! Let me encourage you to PRAY! Pray. Pray. Pray.


Rest in Him friend,

With Love,

Rosie Hernandez