Hannah

 

"And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. Then she made a vow and said, 'O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head."

Samuel 1:10-11

 

God answered Hannah's prayer and she conceived Samuel. She filled her vow to the Lord and Samuel was taken to the temple and was entrusted to the priest. Because of her obedience, Samuel became the most famous prophet in Israel's history.

 

 

Eve

 

"Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living."

Gen. 3:20 

 

Eve knew the heartache of losing a child after her son Cain killed his brother Abel. She had another son Seth. It was through Seth that the ancestry of Jesus Christ was established.
 

Mary

 

"When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you.”

John 2:3-5

 

 

Mary was the mother of the Savior of the world. How much pressure is that? It must have been hard to have the Son of God school you “[That He] is about doing his Father’s business.” She understood why Jesus was sent to earth, and watched Him tortured and killed. She put aside her wants for Gods.

 

Rebekah

 

"And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. The children struggled together within her; and she said, "If it is thus, why do I live?" So she went to inquire of the LORD. And the LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger."

Gen. 25: 19-34

 

Rebekah was the mother of Jacob and Esau, the wife of Isaac. As her children grew up, she watched the rivalry. This conflict would become a divide for generations. Rebekah was known for her hard work and hospitality to strangers as she believed that they were sent by God.

 

 

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National Women's History Month


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National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation.

  • U.S. Women outnumber men 157.2 million vs. 153.2 million. Twice as many women are older than 85 compared to men

  • The median annual income for full time working women is $36,278 in 2009, up 1.9% from 2008. Women now earn 77 cents for every $1 earned by men. Women of color earn 65 cents.

  • The highest ratio of women to men earnings are in Washington DC where women earn 88% of what men make.

  • Number of women over age 25 with bachelor degrees or more education in 2009 is 29.9 million compared to 28.7 million men. Women outrank men in all educational attainment levels except professional and doctoral degrees.

  • 55% percent of current college students are women.

  • There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses in 2007. Women owned 29% of all non-farm businesses.

  • 66% of female citizens 18 and over reported voting in the 2008 election. 62% male counterparts voted.

  • More women (23.9 million) worked in the education, health and social services business than in any other fields.

  • 14% of the armed forces are women as of September 2008.

  • Among married couples, 20.7% of the women earn $5000 more than their husbands.

  • 5 million women are stay-at-home mothers (where spouse is in the labor force); 154,000 men are stay-at-home dads.

National Women's History Month

National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation.

  • U.S. Women outnumber men 157.2 million vs. 153.2 million. Twice as many women are older than 85 compared to men

  • The median annual income for full time working women is $36,278 in 2009, up 1.9% from 2008. Women now earn 77 cents for every $1 earned by men. Women of color earn 65 cents.

  • The highest ratio of women to men earnings are in Washington DC where women earn 88% of what men make.

  • Number of women over age 25 with bachelor degrees or more education in 2009 is 29.9 million compared to 28.7 million men. Women outrank men in all educational attainment levels except professional and doctoral degrees.

  • 55% percent of current college students are women.

  • There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses in 2007. Women owned 29% of all non-farm businesses.

  • 66% of female citizens 18 and over reported voting in the 2008 election. 62% male counterparts voted.

  • More women (23.9 million) worked in the education, health and social services business than in any other fields.

  • 14% of the armed forces are women as of September 2008.

  • Among married couples, 20.7% of the women earn $5000 more than their husbands.

  • 5 million women are stay-at-home mothers (where spouse is in the labor force); 154,000 men are stay-at-home dads.

Visit National Women's History Project Website for more information:

http://www.nwhp.orghttp://www.nwhp.org


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