A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Melanie Lenow

Three Back-to-School Prayers For Your Children

I don’t know where I first heard it, but I have always loved the saying, “Having happy children is good, but a parent’s real job is to mold great adults.” It is with this thought running through my mind that I make my list of prayer... Read More »

The Heart of An Anxious Mom in the Hand of A Sovereign God

I was sitting on the conveyor belt in the baggage claim area of the Jackson International airport when the tornados came through Jackson, MS. The airport staff had directed us to take shelter there until the storms passed. I had already hea... Read More »

Maybe You’re {NOT} Supposed to Do It All

“Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” ~Colossians 4:9 In our culture, moms are called on to do more than they have ever had to do before. While we also have more help with smartphones ... Read More »

When It Feels Like Time Is Passing You By

Enjoy this stage. Will it ever end? Time is a thief. This is taking forever! We are waiting to hear. These phrases are just a few heard over dinner at the family Christmas party last month. There were over 25 people there at all different s... Read More »

Watching the News Without Losing Your Mind (Or Your Faith!)

A few years ago, I wrote an article about anxiety and the sovereignty of God. At that time, my children were pre-school and young elementary age, and I struggled with worry over them. I found that article the other day and read through it, ... Read More »

A {Real} Solution to a Complaining Heart

“What are you writing about, momma?” one of my daughters asked innocently as I began working on this piece. “Complaining,” I replied. With a concerned look on her face, she said, “Oh. Are you going to name any names?” While I in... Read More »

How God Sees Your Unnoticed Work

We all know the age-old question, “If a tree falls in the middle of the forest, does it make any noise?” What is really being asked is this, “If something happens and a person does not see it, did it really happen?” Many days, this ... Read More »

When The Lord is Your Banner

“And Moses built an altar and called its name, The Lord is My Banner.” (Ex 17:15) The Israelites were coming against their first enemy since crossing the Red Sea. They had fought the battles within their own hearts, questioning God’s ... Read More »

God Only Gives Two Choices

The battle took place around the dinner table, just as many battles with children do. However, this time we were surrounded by family…on Thanksgiving. Not necessarily the place where you want to have a teachable moment with your child. Bu... Read More »

Hope from a Stump

A couple of years ago, we noticed something odd growing in the middle of our crape myrtle tree. This particular tree is on the side of our house where we hardly ever play or walk, so we hadn’t paid much attention to it in the 6 months we ... Read More »