A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Terri Stovall

…But Love the Sinner

There is a popular statement among Christians, “Hate the sin but love the sinner.” A cliché that rolls easily off the tongue, too often this can become a banner that we wish to fly whenever we encounter people who are involved in life ... Read More »

Adultery, Divorce, and The Believer

She sat in my office and tearfully told me she was leaving seminary to go fight for her marriage. This promising student, let’s call her Shari, had discovered her husband was the epitome of unfaithfulness. The details are not important ot... Read More »

Christmas Dishes and Wishes

Christmas dishes. That’s what I wanted – my very own set of Christmas dishes. The pattern I wanted was going to be on sale for an unbelievable price on the day after Thanksgiving…aka “Black Friday.” I talked my mother and my siste... Read More »

Getting a Handle on Halloween

Halloween is one of the fastest growing retail and entertainment industries, now recognized as the second largest commercial holiday in the United States. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 157 million Americans plan to cele... Read More »

Get Off the Rollercoaster: 4 Ways to Practice Biblical Discernment

I am fascinated with rollercoasters and I love riding them. Did you know that, when a rollercoaster is being constructed, if the builders of the coaster are off even a half inch at the start of the first lift hill, they can be off as much a... Read More »

I May Not Be There – But Keep Honoring Moms

It’s that time of year again, when pastors and churches start asking the question, “How do we celebrate mother’s day without hurting the feelings or distancing ourselves from ‘non-moms’?” Blogs like this one An open letter to p... Read More »

Three Women and The Cross

As we prepare our hearts to celebrate resurrection of our Lord this Sunday, I am reminded of three women who stood at the cross of Christ – women who were just like you and me. While we may not truly know their thoughts or their words... Read More »

And To Think That I Saw It

When I leave home to walk to school, Dad always says to me, “Marco, Keep your eyelids up And see what you can see.” Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned the lines of his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry S... Read More »

Why I Run Like a Girl

Last month I ran, and finished, a full marathon. At 50 years of age, it was my first marathon. Over the past year, I ran several half-marathons, but the full marathon at 26.2 miles seemed daunting. I trained. I prepared. And, like a girl, I... Read More »

When The Body Betrays

Walking back from the mailbox last week, I stopped cold in my tracks as I eyed the last envelope in the stack of magazines, junk mail, and bills. I knew what it was before I even opened it; a letter informing me it was time for a mammogram.... Read More »