His Wisdom for Her World

Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Should I Hold Off on Having Children?

By on May 5, 2015 in Dear Dottie with 4 Comments

Dear Dottie, My husband and I decided that, until he is finished with his education, I would work full time to support us. I have a great job that pays the bills and I’m happy to work during this season. While we both want to start a family, my job prevents us from having children […]

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What Is a Woman Who Wants to Serve Christ to Do?

By on January 29, 2015 in BW Statement, Ministry with 2 Comments

Biblical Woman Statement, #8: Ministry – We believe that every Christian woman is called to fulfill the Great Commission and has the opportunity for significant service in the Kingdom of God; that all service to Christ according to biblical guidelines is significant to the Lord; that women are exhorted to instruct and mentor other women […]

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Dear Dottie: My Husband Won't Let Me Go to Church

By on January 6, 2015 in Dear Dottie, Marriage with 32 Comments

Dear Dottie, I came to Christ a little over a year ago. Since then, I found a strong church family, was baptized, and started attending the worship service along with a women’s Bible study. My husband, who is not a believer, has been uninterested in hearing much about my spiritual life but still understanding of my attending […]

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To Receive is To Give

By on December 23, 2014 in Holiday with 0 Comments

. . . and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)  This poignant beatitude from the lips of Jesus is so typical of the Savior. Though not found in the four Gospels, its spirit is seen in Luke 6:38: “Give, […]

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What Makes a "Great" Grandparent?

USA TODAY (9/5/14) featured a poll “What makes a ‘great’ grandparent?” 39% teaching/passing on values 36% not interfering with parental role 21% maintaining one’s health 17% not overindulging grandkids 7% embracing new technology If I were to summarize with a spiritual lens, I could affirm that grandparents have a unique and awesome opportunity to teach […]

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Dear Dottie, Can Women Be Deacons

By on June 19, 2014 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Dear Dottie, Can women be deacons? I came across Phoebe’s name in Romans 16 and Paul called her a deaconess. But in my church, I see that only men serve as deacons. Why is this? Sincerely, An Inquisitive Friend   Dear Inquisitive Friend: Your question concerning women as deacons is one asked frequently, especially by women who […]

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Summer Reading List

Reading is one of the most profitable and edifying as well as entertaining disciplines. I describe even “fun” reading as a discipline because no one ever read a book from first page to last sentence without having some measure of discipline, especially in this electronic, visually stimulating era where there is talk of getting rid of […]

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A Salute to Mothers

Many women could have answered this classified ad: Woman wanted to help in house. 18-hour day. 7-day week. Must have experience in cooking sewing, medicine, child care, and psychology, law, elementary electricity and household repairs, bookkeeping, marketing, and cleaning. Must be strong and willing with happy disposition. No wages. Room and board provided. Motherhood is […]

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It's Never Too Late to Make a Difference!

By on April 1, 2014 in Ministry with 3 Comments

Dear pilgrims in the journey, The Lord has brought to my heart a devotional thought to share. Do you, as I, often feel that whatever you do in an effort to meet the needs of your family and serve others is somehow not enough? Do you think that whatever you attempt could be done better and […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Make a Difference!

By on April 1, 2014 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Dear pilgrims in the journey, The Lord has brought to my heart a devotional thought to share. Do you, as I, often feel that whatever you do in an effort to meet the needs of your family and serve others is somehow not enough? Do you think that whatever you attempt could be done better and […]

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