Day 5 – Lose Your Life

Monday nights are crazy at the DJRANCH…

Each Monday a group of young ladies come over…we cook dinner, we laugh, we talk, we share, we cry, we study, we watch movies, we do life together.

Of course, in the beginning, it was something I was doing for them.  Being a mentor would be part of my ministry to the church.

But now, they bring as much to the table as I do.  I can’t imagine my Monday without them. The relationships we have formed are more valuable than rubies or gold. I have poured out myself and have gained back much more. I love them more than I ever imagined.

But that’s the backwards economy of Christianity…
You must lose your life to gain it
You give to receive
His strength is made perfect in our weakness
The first will be last and the last first
They’ll know us by our love
We are called to be meek and humble

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14

DM – xoxox

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.