A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Melissa Meredith

How To Prepare for a Life-Giving Holiday Season

It’s that special time of year again, and like so many of you, it is one I look forward to all year long.  The warmth of home. The love of family. The joy of friends.  As a self-proclaimed “celebrator,” I love everything abo... Read More »

Dear Women, This Is Community

There’s a little watering hole on the way towards my sister’s old place. As soon as I take the exit off the highway, I know I have ten miles of curvy, country back roads lined with canopies of evergreens before I reach it. It’s off to... Read More »

Four Tips for Young Women in their First Years of Ministry

In between books with colorful spines, and binders that hold my ministry dreams, there is a memo board that sits on my desk at home. It is a hodge-podge of push-pinned fabric swatches that inspire me, magazine clippings of someday projects,... Read More »

Rehearsing His Faithfulness

I stood in that near-empty greenhouse. Rows and rows of bright, beautiful flowers sat perched in their buckets, tall and reverent. It was like they knew why we had come, and as we walked by, they leaned in and brushed us with scent-sations ... Read More »

Burnt Aprons and The Gospel

My Anthropologie apron and I have been through a lot together.  Its charred yellow polka dot fabric, singed teal ruffle, and frayed fuchsia waist ties tell stories of my many battles with macaroons, meringue pie, and Crock-Pot Mac ‘n che... Read More »

Becoming a Sanctuary of His Presence

In my tiny bathroom, there hangs a shelf lined with little lovelies: my go-to nail polish in Ruby Slippers, a jar of eye cream that promises miracles, a tube of lip gloss squeezed inches from its life, and my favorite bottle of perfume. One... Read More »

Steady My Heart

Evening was here, and the lights in the room were off to beckon sleep, but the lights and sounds from the hallway streamed through the curtain separating our room from the screech-screech-screech of nurses’ shoes and code blues on the IC... Read More »

Guest Post: Band-Aides for My Heart

Many of you remember Melissa Meredith and her beautiful words of encouragement to women. This summer, Melissa moved home to live with her parents to care for her mom who has been diagnosed with ALS. Melissa is chronicling this journey at ... Read More »

Planning a Romantic Picnic for Two

Need a fresh date night idea that is both simple and romantic?  Look no further!  The following is a guide to planning a perfectly romantic picnic for two.   The Perfect Location Choose a special spot that can become your special pla... Read More »

Getting House-Guest Ready

My maternal grandmother has this set of peachy, floral sheets.  These sheets are legendary among her granddaughters.  They smell of honeysuckle and shared memories, and while they’ve become worn and rather faded after years of summer vi... Read More »