Friday Introductions: Girlfriends in God

Girlfriends are the best. They laugh with you when you're happy. They share your sorrow when tears come. They pick up the slack when you simply can't do it all. Girlfriends are there to watch your kids when you have to make an unexpected run to the emergency room. They are there to commiserate when your kids get sent home from school sick on the one day in six months that you have a date planned with your husband.

True girlfriends live out John 15:13 every day: "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."

While nothing can replace a real-life girlfriend, hanging out with some girlfriends in cyberspace is sweet fellowship as well.

Today, I want to introduce you to some of my favorite cyber girlfriends over at the Girlfriends in God website and Facebook page. Mary Southerland, Gwen Smith and Sharon Jaynes are the faces behing Girlfriends in God. I've never met Gwen outside the melodies of her music or Sharon outside the pages of her books, but I'm blessed to get to count Mary among my real-life girlfriends.

Each of these ladies has an amazing heart for reaching women with the message of God's love. Through their devotionals, music and books, they have consistently shared God's truth with women. Their first Girlfriends in God book is coming out before the end of the year, and I can't wait to own a copy.

Besides offering a daily devotional aimed at women, their Facebook page is a place of warm community with other godly women. If you're looking for some encouragement, be sure to like them on Facebook. Currently, they are trying to reach 100,000 friends, so check them out today. You'll find some new girlfriends you love to hang out with.