A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Karen Yarnell

An Audience of One

Once, when I was nervous about playing the piano for a church service, I asked my friend to pray for me. She texted a response, “I pray you will play for an audience of one.” An audience of One. To please and honor only One. As I played... Read More »

Psalm 103: How Do I Bless the One Who Has Given Me Everything?

“Let’s start at the very beginning. That’s a very good place to start,” sings Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. The start of reading is A, B, C. The start of singing is do, re, mi. And the start of you and me is the pursuing, fai... Read More »

How Kind Words Can Shape Your Family

I have a new fascination with the works of William Shakespeare! As the great artist of the English language, he was, because of his skill with words, named the man of the millennium in the year 2000. To hear a Shakespearean actor speak the ... Read More »

The Fallacy of Fig Leaves

The fallacy that fig leaves could cover the shame of sin deceives us all. We cannot cover our own sin. We cannot construct a garment of any design or any fabric that would cover sin and remove shame. Read More »

Speaking with Kindness to Your Family

I have a new fascination with the works of William Shakespeare! As the great artist of the English language, he was, because of his skill with words, named the man of the millennium in the year 2000. To hear a Shakespearean actor speak the ... Read More »

Celebrate the Unexpected

A certain post has been circulating around Facebook recently. After being randomly assigned a number, a Facebook friend writes interesting facts about herself according to the assigned number. From these posts, I have learned that if I will... Read More »

The Beauty in the Mirror

Recently, The Dove company, whose logo is “you are more beautiful than you think,” conducted an experiment with a group of women. Using the talents of a forensic sketch artist, they asked several women to describe themselves v... Read More »

From "Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails" to Mature, Godly Men

Have you ever been to an exhibit of Optical Illusions? The first glance is contradictory to further study of the picture. Are the stairs leading up or down? Is it really a picture of a profile or of two faces? My personal optical illusion o... Read More »

How to Redeem the Next 24 Hours

Do you struggle with having enough time to accomplish your goals? Do your responsibilities seem greater that the 24 hours included in your day? Is your ‘to do’ list greater than your resources? Part of the limitations of being human is ... Read More »