A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Christian Life

We All Begin In The Dirt: What Butterflies Can Teach You About Life in Christ

For my oldest daughter’s birthday, my sister-in-love, a preschool teacher, decided to forgo the usual gifts of princesses, baby dolls, or crafts, and instead get Makaylan a Live Butterfly Adventure. A few days later we received a package... Read More »

Trusting God in the Middle of the Mundane

I’m a mom of three amazing kiddos, which means most of what I do is considered mundane. Just this morning I fed three little mouths, fixed two beautiful girls’ hair, got those two girls and a husband off to school/work, wiped a snotty n... Read More »

How To (Consistently) Get More of God’s Word In 2018

Dear Dottie, Every January, I set out to cultivate new habits in my spiritual life. Specifically, I try through the Bible in a year or keep up a prayer journal but by mid-February I feel I’ve fallen too far behind to ever catch up. I tr... Read More »

How Coffee Bean Christians Can Change the World

Have you ever wondered what people think of Christianity when they observe your life? In the mundane, routine moments of the day, would someone glancing at you or me from across the room see a difference in us, maybe in the way we react to ... Read More »

What A Bloomless Tree Taught Me about Trusting God

There’s a lovely little tree in the front yard of my parents’ house. Well…it used to be lovely. After it had been transplanted from their backyard, all of the clusters of pink flowers were completely snipped off. It looked dead. I was... Read More »

What Pornography and That Third Piece of Cake Have In Common

Before you even begin reading this post, promise me you will read to the very end. Promise? Okay. Good. Please proceed. The recent onslaught of natural disasters is an obvious sign that we are nearer to the end times than ever before, but t... Read More »

How God Speaks Through Our Unfulfilled Longings

How do you respond to unfulfilled longings? Our longings are not ends in and of themselves. Instead, they are indicators of where we have placed our affections and security. Longings manifest our humanity with a profound acuteness as they r... 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 »

How NOT To Give In To Your Weakness

Can you think of the last time you gave in to something you know you shouldn’t have? What causes you to lose heart, give up on doing good, and give into temptation even when you know it is wrong? Consider Galatians 6:9: “Do not grow we... 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 »