My name is Tracey Robinson-Ruffin. I am the Founder & CEO of Sister Circle Medina, Inc.
Sister Circle is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that connects women of all walks of life through their commonalities and shared interest in our faith. In a world where politics and denominations divide us, we are women who can come together and connect.
Since opening our doors to the community in January 2012, we've experienced great things. One thing, we find that remains consistent is our focus on helping women find a sense of belonging. Because our organization represents a rich diversity of ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds, the beauty of Sister Circle Medina lies in the fact that EVERYONE can find a place here.
Rooted in a strong belief that encouragement and hope can be achieved through faith in Christ and authentic relationships, we encourage women to be open and free to discuss their struggles and their joys. It’s through sharing and connecting with each other that relationships are formed.
Thank you for being a part of our Sister Circle family. We welcome you into this safe place of grace!
Blessings to you,
The mission of Sister Circle Medina, Inc. is to ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and EQUIP women within and around our community with tools to serve Christ. We build intentional relationships, strengthen women holistically and provide opportunities to serve our community.
Have you been feeling the heat and pressure lately? Welcome to promotion season! I’ve come to learn over the years, promotion is not really about the next position or title, it’s about the heart. It’s about where your heart is, and where it will go. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” What this scripture is saying is, what is in your heart will lead and guide you. It will direct you, whether you realize it or not. Sometimes we’ll be led a certain direction, or will have a certain reaction because of what’s in our hearts.
Other versions of this verse above say, “Guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” The Hebrew word for heart is leb. It means inner man, mind, will, seat of emotions and passions. The Hebrew word for the flow of springs is towtsa’ah. It means outgoing, boundary, a source, issues. What are the issues or outgoings of your heart?
When we don’t guard or check our hearts, our flow or outgoing source can become contaminated. God will allow the tests to come to expose what’s there. Sometimes we see it as cruel, but really it’s His love protecting us. He’s allowing the hidden things to be exposed so it doesn’t give the enemy an open door in our lives in that moment or down the road.
In this season of promotion, acceleration, and ascending to greater heights, it’s important to discern the snares and traps of the enemy as you go higher. By definition a snare is a trap, a trap that uses a noose, entangled, or any type of trap. As you ascend higher in this season of promotion, be discerning of the snares and traps of the enemy. Everyone will not celebrate or be happy about your promotion. The enemy will try to trip you up by getting you offended by those who are offended at your promotion. Don’t take the bait. Go low, stay low, stay in love, and stay unoffendable.
In this season of promotion the Lord is testing your heart all the way to the top. He’s allowing the word of the Lord to test you, refine you, and prove your character. To be continued next month...