A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Pat Ennis

2017, Year of Priorities Not Resolutions

Are you viewing 2017 through the lens of the media or the Word of God? The media reports that, among other things, family values are crumbling, lawlessness is rampant, the weather system is producing unprecedented damage, the education syst... Read More »

The Single Woman’s Home

As a Christian woman, trained as a Home Economist, I never expected to be single past my mid-twenties. However, the Lord had a much different plan for me and has gently matured my attitude toward singleness, as well as the purpose of marria... Read More »

Who Is Influencing Your Life?

Who are the greatest influences in your life? Perhaps you have several—one influencer may excel professionally, another in raising children, another in hospitality and yet another in Bible knowledge. I am blessed to have a number of Bibli... Read More »

Choosing to Commit to a Summer of Contentment

Developing a heart of contentment can be challenging even in the midst of the summer season when the living is supposed to be “easy”. Contentment is defined as “having an ease of mind or satisfaction.”[1] Contentment, from a biblica... Read More »

“490 Times? You Must Be Kidding!”

Aunt Joan isn’t attending the family reunion this summer because, last year, she was offended by a remark John made about her “famous deviled eggs.”   After moving to her son-in-law and daughter’s home and funding the construction ... Read More »

Will You Make 2016 a Year of Victory?

A new year will soon arrive and with it the opportunity to deepen your relationship with your heavenly Father by trusting your future to Him! Are you viewing 2016 through the binoculars of the media or the Word of God? The media reports tha... Read More »

What Can I Learn About God from Orphans?

A blond-headed, blue-eyed daughter, I looked like the perfect blend of my mother and father. As others commented on the likeness, my parents smiled inwardly knowing that it was their heavenly Father who had chosen the custom matching of the... Read More »

Lasagna and Beyond

Did you know that even in the summer a hot, spicy meal can reduce stress? Research suggests that hot foods trigger the release of endorphins, the natural chemicals that trigger feelings of euphoria and well-being, thereby reducing stress.[i... Read More »

Want to be Spiritually Refreshed? Create a Spiritual Health Spa in Your Own Home!

When I lived in Southern California, I enjoyed visiting a lusciously landscaped outdoor health spa. I only visited it in the summer when the plants were at their peak of their beauty and the gentle sunshine created the perfect climatic cond... Read More »

Mary and Martha's Home Management Tips

I grew up in the era when clothes were actually ironed and I was always intrigued when Mom would take a wet, wrinkled garment and, with the combination of the iron’s heat and her pressure transform the garment from an unacceptable to a we... Read More »