This Sunday is National Sister Day. I’m glad someone came up with that, because sisterhood is a powerful force. Our mother was an only child, and she often told us that she used to wonder what it would be like to have a sister. Fortunately, she also set the example for us of embracing other women and working together with them for the greater good. She has lots of sisters now.

In our childhood, the ladies in our church were always called Sister Somebody. I love that. It made the truth of our spiritual family so real. I still think of those ladies as Sister Betty, Sister Callie, and so forth. Some of the older ladies became our Aunties. Aunt Nola. Aunt Anice. The list goes on and on.

I learned the power of sisterhood from those ladies, and I see it demonstrated in so many ways today. The enemy of our souls wants to divide us. To make us jealous, competitive, and wary of one another. Instead, let’s stand together and see the power of sisterhood change the world. I’ve included a few examples of those relationships. Please feel free to add your own in the comments section. And, Heavens to Betsy, somebody bake us a cake!!


Sister-friends. Joined by heart, soul, and experiences shared.

Sister-sisters. The ones who know us best and love us anyway.

Work-sisters. Joined by common vision and dedication. Plus chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

Neighbor-sisters. A friendship that goes beyond geography.

Soul-sisters. Forever.