In the meantime, God continues to build my faith, increase my reliance on him, and gently reveal to me who I ama woman with a greater capacity for love and a greater capacity to bring him glory. As I think back to that sunny day at Starbucks, I realize God's gifts of courage, faith, and authenticity come in many forms, but they're all meant to accomplish that same single purposeshaping us into the women he created us to be.
Colleen Alden, a freelance writer, lives in North Carolina.
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