Sometimes when life is beating down your door, you want to hide. I’ve spent a lot of time hiding from life. The storms come, my house is shaking and I go under the covers and wait it out.
I realized though, as this morning hit us with some bad news, that I was hiding again. I didn’t want to deal with the realities surrounding me. And then I sat down to write a post for National Book Lovers Day, I realized that the thing I love most about the written word is the real life impact I receive from women of fiction.
Their lives may not have been real but how they touch me and others is so real, it changes things.
In my own season of trial, I want to come out from under the covers, stand up and have my own “As God is my witness…” moment..
Here are five women of literature who taught me to be strong.
There are so many powerful women who have given us examples of pushing through the storms and trials of life and standing firm against the crashing waves. They endured a lot and in their own forms of strength inspired millions.
I’m thankful for their stories.