Taking Care of the Temple

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”1 Corinthians 6:19


It REALLY isn’t that bad. A bit awkward, comical really, but necessary. We SEE the reminders everywhere this month. If you haven’t made your appointment for your yearly exam, and you’re over 40, and you know who you are, it’s time.

If you haven’t reached the big four ~ oh, we encourage you to get educated. As women we are in this together. As Christian women, we need to encourage each other on the journey.

It’s all part of taking care of the Temple. We’ve all got one. We’ve all got to take care of it, from the inside out.

It’s also time that we pray, warrior style, for those sisters who are fighting the fight, and for the families and loved ones of those who valiantly fought the fight. They encourage and inspire us.  If you are a breast cancer survivor or have someone in your life who is,  please leave a comment or link to your story so that we can pray for you.  If you have lost a mom, friend, neighbor or loved one to this horrific disease, let us know as well. Those women were courageous and we want to keep their legacies alive. Your stories of survival inspire us and encourage so many of us.

This month as the world turns  pink, may  it be a reminder to each of us to send up a prayer for a fellow sister, and at the same time nudging us “take care of OUR temples.”

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There are very few rules, in fact the beauty of this ministry is the creative expression that God reveals Himself thorough. We marvel at the creativity that participants post with this meme. We encourage the ” post behind the picture,” or the reflections that many of the participants share. We ask that non-biblical resources not be used.

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Lori MacMath

Lori's daily mantra includes praying, "I will take it Lord, ALL you have to give," and a commitment to live out Colossians 3:17 daily. It's her prayer that the energy that fills her spirit be with her till her dying breath! Nearly two years ago, Lori traded the sauna of the Deep South, for the snow of Chicago. After 19 years in Atlanta, Lori has bought herself a coat and some winter boots and is ready for the NEXT adventure at Harvest Bible Chapel / Chicago West. She navigates this road with her husband of 26 years and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 17 - 22. She seeks daily to be creative and use the gifts the Lord has given her. With the heart of an artist and a spirit to live intentionally missional, Lori strives daily to see Him in all that surrounds her. Encouraging women on their daily walk with the Lord is her passion! She has recently stepped out into NEW territory with her husband in the inner city of Chicago. She is on staff at Harvest Chicago West, in the Austin neighborhood, where the Lord is opening her eyes to Urban Ministry and Discipleship. Lori and her husband also have a Business as Missions endeavor that helps empower women and missionaries around the world. She would be HONORED if you'd visit Hope Products International where providing HOPE to the world through fair trade and sustainable products. Lori has served in a number of roles over the years, ranging from Camp/Leadership Adventure Coordinator, a mid week Bible club for elementary and upper elementary students in a local public elementary school as well as being on staff at her church. She is excited in this season to watch the Lord unfold HIS plans for the next step on the journey. Helping others, loving others where they are and seeing the transforming power of Jesus is at the heart of all she does. Her heart for children, women and all those on the broken road is at the core of everything she does. She LOVES playing graphically and encouraging others through visual arts, and her passion for Discipleship is at the heart of all she does. It truly inspires her and fills her spirit.

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  1. Oh… I’ve got to make this appointment! I’ll be 39 in December, I just want to get it done now. Thanks for the “nudge” and I always love your WFW posts :)Blessings!

  2. Where’s the link, Lori? I can’t seem to find it.

    • Stefanie!
      Technology snafuu…it’s fixed :)! Happy WFW!

  3. Great graphics and wonderful reminder. Thank you!

  4. Words of wisdom and encouragement to read – thank you!

  5. Just had a digital mammogram last month after years of procrastinating! And why? saw the suggestion on a blog! Patsy from HeARTworks

  6. Very creative photo for the message my dear. :o)

    Have a super blessed Wednesday!


  7. I am celebrating the five year mark this year. I don’t know what I would have done five years ago without the love and support from family and friends. The prayers got me through it. I am so thankful to the Lord for holding me in his hands during that time. Take care of your temple!

  8. I think we often forget that “our body is a temple”! What a great verse, expecially for this month!

    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Lost to breast cancer, Grandmother and Mother. SISTER SURVIVOR!! First diagnosis in early 20’s. 2nd just a few years later. CA free for over 30 years now. Thank you, Lord!

  10. My senior mom and I just got ours done – Totally fine, Praise God 🙂 AND we learned that if you go in during the month of October, at least some of the diagnotic centers are giving cute goodies – an extra little incentive to “do the hustle” to get checked. 🙂 Thanks for an encouraging reminder.


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