A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Jillian McNeely

Girl, Same Here! How our desire to be relatable is hurting our morals.

If you have much of an involvement on social media, you may have picked up on some of the “unofficial” rules of communicating with others on these various platforms. You have probably noticed one guideline that condemns “shaming”, e... Read More »

Hope for the Not-So-Selfless Mom

I have this mother-friend who eats, sleeps, breathes, dreams, perspires selflessness. She is one of those beautiful, alien-esqe humans who seem effortlessly sacrificial. This woman regularly makes preferring others look easy, especially as ... Read More »

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 »