The Junia Project has had a tremendous first few months. I speak for all of us when I say that we’ve been challenged and blessed by the conversations and events that have transpired in and around this blog. So in light of the upcoming U.S. holiday, today I want to share what we’re thankful for:
Thank you for reading. Thank you for speaking. Thank you for taking part. Thank you for having an open heart and for desiring that God’s will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven. Thank you for giving generously and engaging.
The movers and shakers.
Thank you for not being afraid to say “Enough.” Thank you for standing up for what’s right. Thank you for turning negative moments into positive learning experiences. Thanks for breaking boundaries and smashing glass ceilings.
The comforters and healers.
Thank you for being there for women who are hurt. Thank you for sharing your stories. Thank you for handling hard topics with grace and peace and laughter.
The fathers and brothers and husbands and friends.
Thanks for supporting your daughters and sisters and wives and friends. Thank you for showing love. Thanks for using your voices to make us heard.
The sister organizations and blogs.
Thank you to our friends at Christians for Biblical Equality, New Life, Kyria, Q, and others. Thank you, Rachel Held Evans and Sarah Bessey and Jenny Rae Armstrong and Kathy Khang, and Preston Yancey and all the rest for encouraging us, inspiring us, and teaching us.
Beyond anything else, we are thankful for a God who is alive and active today, who is changing the world and making it more like Heaven. We are thankful that He loves all of His children and gives them talents they can use for His glory. We are thankful that men and women are equal, and that the curse of Genesis 3:16 has been lifted by Christ’s sacrifice for us. We are humbled and excited by what God is doing in our lives and for His kingdom!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Give Thanks: As you reflect on the past year what are you thankful for? What has encouraged you in your conversations, study, or reading on the issue of women in the church?