BOOK FUN MAGAZINE - FREE READ

CELEBRATING FRIENDSHIP MONTH WITH FRANKIE SHERMAN


Share a Laugh—Bless a Friend

In Honor of Celebrating Friendship Month

By Frankie Sherman



Why We Need Girlfriends
By : Frankie Sherman
Publisher: Pleasant Word

Paperback: 160 Pages
ISBN-10:1414111304
ISBN-13:9781414111308
Retail: $15.99


(Laurens, South Carolina) – Most women would trade their designer handbag and stelleto heels for one really good friend. Why? Because God designed us to desire deep meaningful friendships with others. In funny lady, Frankie Sherman’s, Why We Need Girlfriends, Frankie takes women through a seven-week journey through the lives of Mary, mother of Jesus and her cousin/friend, Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. Packed full of practical insight from these two biblical women, participants will soon understand the significance of solid friendships between older Elizabeth-type women and younger Mary-type women.

With Frankie’s background in the arts and comic relief, women need not feel intimidated by participating in a Why We Need Girlfriends Bible study. Its friendly format requires only fifteen minutes, four days a week. You can do it alone, with friends at lunch or over the phone with a girlfriend while wearing your jammies. There’s even a free downloadable leader’s guide on Frankie’s website for women’s Sunday school classes or group studies: http://frankiedsherman.com//.

I live in a sleepy little town in the Deep South. Sometimes after my morning workout I’ll have breakfast at our local restaurant with some of my girlfriends. These women are diverse in age and background, but as southern as sweet tea.

Over cups of hot coffee, we share things that only women can appreciate, and men would never understand. It’s times like these I am extremely grateful for this wonderful gift of friendship. No wonder our Creator designed us for fellowship.

In between bites of a wholegrain muffin, my dear friend, Martha, told us about putting her mother in a nursing home and how difficult it had been. Yet in the next breath she reminded us of God’s incredible sense of humor.

It seems her mother hasn’t a clue that she’s a patient there, but firmly believes she’s on staff as an employee. In addition, she had been complaining to management because they weren’t paying her, and had threatened to walk out. Martha is now bringing her mother money in a bank envelope and telling her that the nursing home is doing a direct deposit, and she’s cashed her check. So far Mrs. Floyd continues to see herself as a valued employee and is very helpful. Martha’s just praying her mother won’t ask for a pay raise!

We laughed with Martha till our sides hurt as she told that story. Our laughter made the truth of the situation easier. That’s “why we need girlfriends!”

Anyone who has put a parent in a nursing home realizes how heart wrenching that is. Something precious has ended. Roles have reversed and it hurts like a piercing knife.

This will be a hard journey for Martha, she’ll certainly need her girlfriends, and we’ll be there for her.

I am so glad God gave us a sense of humor and laced it with laughter. When utilized for goodness it will restore a hurting soul. Who’s hurting in your circle of friends today? Now, go share some laughter. Both of you will feel better.

“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy,” Job 8:21 NKJV.

Frankie Sherman is a national speaker, comedian, and Bible teacher for conferences, retreats, and women's events. She fell in love with Jesus at Vacation Bible School and takes every opportunity to tell others about the joy of being alive in Christ. She is a former choreographer for the Georgia Peach Bowl and the Florida Citrus Bowl Halftime Show. Her specialty is in theater musical/productions. Her first Bible Study, Why We Need Girlfriends is based on the relationship of Mary and Elizabeth, from Luke's gospel. Two women brought together by extraordinary circumstances by an extraordinary God. Frankie is from South Carolina—loves sweet tea, BIG hair and her grand-girls. She believes there will never be another Elvis. And knows that her Jesus will return for her soon.

Kathy Carlton Willis Communications is now scheduling interviews for Frankie Sherman. Please contact WillisWay@aol.com or KCWComm@rgv.rr.com for more information

***Blog post provided by Kathy Carlton Willis Communiations***

0 comments:

Post a Comment