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A Word To The People On The Pew

By on October 12, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Pastors are very special to the president and me. He spent almost three decades in pastoral ministries in the local church, and for almost four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to the congregations receiving the young people we train! Counsel for the Congregation The pastor’s wife may […]

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Is Mothering Part-Time, Full-Time, or All-the-Time?

Being a mother is both demanding and rewarding—and equivalent to a professional pursuit. No teacher, psychologist, or spiritual leader has the opportunity to mold minds, heal spirits, nurture bodies, and develop potential as does a mother. Despite pressures and difficulties, this job can be amazingly productive and overwhelmingly rewarding. The results of competent mothering will […]

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We’ll See You in Phoenix for Tea at 3

By on June 6, 2017 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from A Woman Seeking God by Dorothy K. Patterson, just one of the resources graciously donated for this year’s Tea at 3 at the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, AZ. Fatigue – Every Woman’s Enemy He makes me to lie down in green pastures. (Ps 23:2 NKJV) Some […]

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Ms. Independent Gets Married

By on April 11, 2017 in Marriage with 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: Below is a correspondence from a reader written to Dr. Dorothy Patterson, affectionately known as “Dottie.”   Dear Dottie, What advice would you give women who are transitioning from singleness to marriage?  Unlike my parents, the Lord did not give me the opportunity to marry while I was young.  I’m in my late 20s […]

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A peacemaker separates herself from her own interests and whims and what is best for her.

By on May 26, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

Click read the Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of “The Blessed Woman.” The peacemaker (Gk eirenopoioi, v. 9) strive for harmony in all areas of life as a reflection on the inner peace that God brings to His children. Jesus taught that peace will only come when people have peace with God. The Beatitude raises the bar […]

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God has placed in His creation an insatiable hunger for Himself

By on May 19, 2016 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

Click read the Part 1 and Part 2 of “The Blessed Woman.” The first four Beatitudes describe the character of one who has been awakened and filled with the Spirit of God: Being poor in spirit affirms your own inadequacy and humility before the Lord. You are conscious of your own sinfulness and mourn. You are […]

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Tragedies become stepping stones to the heart of God and His comfort

By on May 12, 2016 in Christian Life with 3 Comments

Click here to read the Part 1 of “The Blessed Woman.” Those who mourn (v. 4) echoed Isaiah 61:1. The meaning cannot be confined to sorrow over sin. Again the reader finds the paradox since most people do not recognize sorrow as a blessing. Followers of Christian Science even deny the existence of physical illness […]

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“Jesus presented an upside-down kingdom.”

By on May 10, 2016 in Christian Life with 4 Comments

Jesus presented an upside-down kingdom. The very things valued by the Greco-Roman world – wealth and fame – we devalued in Christ’s kingdom. Blessed (Gk makaorioi, “blessed, fortunate”) is usually understood to mean “happy,” but more precisely the word suggests the idea of “being congratulated” because God’s favor is granted to the individual. The blessedness […]

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This generation needs mothers with a magnificent obsession…

By on March 3, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

Motherhood is both a demanding and a rewarding profession. Unfortunately, the rewards, as often is true with any endeavor, often come much later in life. Nevertheless, a prime characteristic of the good mother is unselfishness; she can wait for the final realization of her rewards. Meantime she can watch God work in the lives of […]

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The Influence of Dorothy Kelley Patterson

By on September 17, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment

This week, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary installed the Dorothy Kelley Patterson Chair of Women’s Studies. For those not familiar with academic nomenclature and procedures, the importance of the establishment of such a chair means that the wonderful donors who gave the money to establish this chair believe in the importance of equipping women for ministry […]

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