Determined Women


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All of these are women you can read about in the Bible:

Eve, Deborah, Ruth, Esther, Bathsheba, Mary, Lydia, Dorcas.

And here is a list of other determined women:

There are hundreds.  Some of them you may not know, but all of them have played a part in some important way.  They include people like Louisa May Alcott, Clara Barton,  Marie Curie, Cleopatra,  and Harriet Tubman.

They didn’t settle for “NO.” They bucked tradition. They risked everything, some of them, and suffered severely.  Some of them I wouldn’t have agreed with, not supporting their causes.  Some of them were ungodly and left an ugly imprint on history.

Elizabeth I was one of the most powerful monarchs England and the world have ever seen. She wasn’t always right, but she surely was determined. Catherine the Great comes to mind, as well as Bloody Mary, who was Elizabeth’s sister.

And have you ever heard of Grace Hopper? No?  Me, neither. She was “A computing trailblazer, Grace Hopper invented one of the first easy-to-use computer languages, which was a big advance in the field of computer programming.”

File:Grace Hopper.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

So what’s my point?

Never underestimate the power of a strong, determined woman!

6 thoughts on “Determined Women

  1. You can say that again! My accomplishments pale in comparison to these women.Having been a single mother to two young children (for eight years), worked full-time and went to school full time with no support network, I consider myself a very determined woman. Thanks for all the wonderful examples and recognition to women.
    @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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    1. I think that most of the women I know that I consider to be strong, determined, amazing–they all look at what they do as just another day’s work, no big deal. We women don’t tend to look for the spotlight—-unless you’re talking about Miley Cyrus or her sisters in the entertainment industry. And I’d rather be me, any day!

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