Anyway, back to the point. Spending time with women is something I love, love, love! I love the laughter, the nattering, the sharing of wisdom, and realising that I am not the only one who is a work in progress as a Christian, as a wife and as a mother.
(Me and 3 of my wonderful "sisters". Hope you don't mind appearing on this blog girls).
It's also a good time of year to remind myself how to be a good friend and sister in Christ.
Both gossip and flattery, are a temptation for me. Barbara Hughes in 'Disciplines of a Godly Woman' defines them as:
"Gossip is saying behind a person's back what you would never say to her face. Flattery is saying to a person's face what you would never say behind her back".
Note to self, watch your tongue Jo.
Note to God, please help.