Superwoman

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Martha, Mary & Jesus - Artist unknown

Martha, Mary & Jesus – Artist unknown

Today’s Writer’s Blog Hop topic: “Character Sketch of My Hero” made me stop and think. What hero did Ruth Snyder, who organized this meme, have in mind?
– The hero character of a book or story I’m writing?
– My real-life hero?
– My heroic ideal?

I’ve decided to write about the hero that ignites my imagination—my ideal. I’m going to create this hero from a montage of heroic women that live in my favorite book—the Bible, picking out characteristics of each that I admire and would like to develop.

My Bible Character hero has:

  • The age-defying inner and outer beauty of Sarai (Sarah) – Genesis 12:11; 1 Peter 3:1-6.
  • The willingness to risk of Rahab – Joshua 2:1-21.
  • The loyalty of Ruth – Ruth 1:16.
  • The prayer tenacity of Hannah, and then her integrity when it comes to keeping promises – 1 Samuel 1:10-11; 24-28.
  • The business drive and versatility of the Proverbs woman, along with her wise speech, governed by kindness – Proverbs 31:10-30.
  • The death-defying faith in God of Esther, together with her charm and sense of timing – Esther 4:16; 5:4, 6-8.
  • The hospitality of Martha , and the quietness of spirit to sit at Jesus’ feet of her sister Mary – Luke 10:38-42.
  • The practical helpfulness and service of Dorcas – Acts 9:36,39.
  • And above all, the willingness to say “yes” to whatever God asks of me, lived out so beautifully by Mary the mother of Jesus – Luke 1:38.

Who is your hero?

To see who other writers are naming as their hero, check out the links at today’s blog hop headquarters: HERE.

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11 thoughts on “Superwoman

  1. I love your list! Beautiful.

    I’ve studied quite a bit of WWII history, and consider many who lived during that time heroes, including Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Edith Stein.

    In my daily life, my husband is my hero, for his courage and compassion. In my book, a hero has to be brave.

      • Violet, I’m thrilled that you’re reading and “engrossed” is a word I love to hear! (and yes, Ken really is quite amazing). But I was going to send you my memoir, as a gift, when I get around to promoting it! Did you get the e-book?

        I’ll send you the next book(s) instead, hoping to have them both finished by summer. (I’d better go now, and get back to WORK!)

  2. “My heroic ideal” — I never thought to do it that way, Violet. Intriguing!

    There’s a big difference between “hero” as protagonist and “hero” as an individual real or imagined who we look up to.

  3. I too find your list was fascinating, Violet. We can certainly learn from each of these women. I am especially moved by Mary’s willingness to say, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.”

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