His Wisdom for Her World

Courtney McLean

Courtney is pursuing a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary. She loves serving women at her church through cultivating deep relationships and digging into the treasure of God's Word. She is easy to please - a cup of coffee and some laughter will do. Being giving the opportunity to write for this blog is a gift and privilege she does not take lightly, and she is praying that every reader will be challenged and encouraged by the words found here.

How God Speaks Through Our Unfulfilled Longings

By on October 10, 2017 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

How do you respond to unfulfilled longings? Our longings are not ends in and of themselves. Instead, they are indicators of where we have placed our affections and security. Longings manifest our humanity with a profound acuteness as they reveal our inherent need for something outside ourselves. Human longing has a divinely ordained trajectory – […]

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Running Headlong {Into} Your Weakness

By on May 25, 2017 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

Life is a strange mix of successes and failures, wins and losses, ups and downs. And human nature tends to shift constantly toward those circumstances, people, hobbies, jobs, etc. that allow us to succeed, because – hey – we all like being winners. I, too, have this urge. But the current season in which I […]

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The Lethal Game of Comparison

By on September 15, 2016 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

The Comparison Game. It’s one we all play. And, in the end, it’s one we all lose. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, the woman on the latest episode of Fixer Upper – all present the newest ways in which we see what we don’t have. There are a gazillion articles online concerning comparison. I stopped reading them because […]

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The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

By on July 26, 2016 in Christian Life with 3 Comments

“She’s so transparent,” “She is so quick to give grace,” “She’s a great listener,” “She’s got…so much….self control.” Not the most sought-after compliment for a Christian woman these days; it’s akin to something like, “She’s got a great personality.” But why, I wonder. Why does complimenting someone’s self-control seem so lacking in its “spirituality”? Is […]

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How the Chains of Grief Break the Bondage of the Heart

By on February 23, 2016 in Faith, Jesus with 1 Comment

I lost my mom in February of last year. It made for a complex 2015, with many lessons I didn’t want to learn and much sanctification I didn’t anticipate. They say hindsight is 20/20 and I really do believe it’s true. As I look back at 2015 and forward into 2016, I see how strong […]

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