A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Jillian McNeely

I Am Woman…I Don’t Have To Roar

Woman’s strength, even invincibility, are among the qualities that our culture identities as giving a woman value, especially in considering her value as a man’s equal.[1] Consider the “We Can Do it!” poster featuring Rosie the Rive... Read More »

An Introvert’s Guide to Building Community

Being someone who leans more towards the introverted end of the personality spectrum, I am especially grateful to God that He allowed me to marry an extrovert. Otherwise, as a friend once jokingly pointed out, my son might never see the lig... Read More »

Are You Building Up Or Tearing Down?

Chip and Joanna Gaines famously introduced interior design lovers to the chicness of shiplap, white subway tile, and galvanized metal with their ever-popular home renovation show “Fixer Upper” (a moment of silence, please, as the final ... Read More »

Welcoming Others As God Has Welcomed Us

Last fall, my family and I relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, because my husband accepted his first vocational ministry position at a church here. As we continue to get settled into our new house and better acquainted with our new communi... Read More »

5 “Save The Morning” Tips for Moms of Littles

Fellow Momma, Can I share a few small tips for the morning that have helped me to be more productive and intentional—aka, off the couch vegging out—as I’m home with my littles? Spend at least a few minutes chipping away at your Bible ... Read More »

How To Avoid Hiring Your TV as Your Babysitter

As a homemaker, I’ve embraced the responsibility of managing our home. This means that planning and prepping meals, maintaining a functional kitchen, staying on top of the laundry, deep cleaning toilets, etc., falls on me. As a stay-at-ho... Read More »

The Gift of Praise to Our Mothers

“Her children rise up and call her blessed…” (Prov 31:28)   Now that I’m a mother, my heart stirs as I read this verse; it resonates with me. God teaches us in Proverbs 31:28-31 that the praise of others is a common reward ... Read More »

Have You Been Eating Too Much Honey?

Proverbs 25:16 gives us this caution: “If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it and you will vomit.” The principle behind Solomon’s advice in this verse is that over-indulgence, even of good things, will surely make us “... Read More »

An Introvert’s “Guide” for Building Community

Being someone who leans more towards the introverted end of the personality spectrum, I am especially grateful to God that He allowed me to marry an extrovert. Otherwise, as a friend once jokingly pointed out, my son might never see the lig... Read More »

When I Doubt My Decision To Be a Stay-At-Home-Mom

Y’all, I’m gonna be real… Being a fairly young, fairly new mom, the repercussions of my decision to primarily stay home from outside work to raise my son are still fresh to my heart. And there was a recent period of time where I r... Read More »