A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Christian Life

“OTIUM SANCTUM”: REST FOR YOUR SOUL

John 10:10b “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Life has a way of flying by you. See if you can relate: It’s Monday morning, you’re rushing to get to work/school, mentally reviewing the tasks scheduled for that... Read More »

Leadership Lessons on a Motorcycle

People are often surprised to learn that I ride my own Harley-Davidson motorcycle. I don’t know if their astonishment is fueled by my 5-foot stature, the fact I am a woman, or that my day job just doesn’t fit the image, but I always enj... Read More »

Purse Lessons

In full confession I need to tell you that I don’t actually carry a purse. It’s more like a multifaceted survival kit. It rivals the arsenal for a doomsday-prepper. This purse/tote/bail-out bag is roughly the size of a toddler, potentia... Read More »

Moving Forward

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of returning to a country where I spent two years of my life. I left in 2003, and this was my first time back. As you can imagine, my heart and mind were filled with countless memories of the people... Read More »

Changing the World from Your Front Door

Let’s be honest, hospitality gets a bad rap. We have hijacked the definition of hospitality and replaced it with social entertaining that conjures up ideas of perfectly adorned rooms, dinner parties, and elaborate table settings. But, wha... Read More »

RESOLUTE: “ADMIRABLY PURPOSEFUL, DETERMINED, AND UNWAVERING”

Change doesn’t happen unless you decide to put in the effort. This may seem like a “no-brainer” fact of life, but if you’re anything like me, you sometimes go to bed with the ridiculous notion that tomorrow will be different, not be... Read More »

Are You Living With a Misconception of Grace?

Never before have I heard the phrase, “Can I have grace?” so often since becoming a dean at a Bible school.  And why shouldn’t I?  We all want grace. We get pulled over for speeding, and we do everything in our power to convince t... Read More »

When God Doesn’t Do as I Ask

One night, when I was in college, I couldn’t fall asleep. I accidently had too much caffeine, and for hours I tossed and turned, fitfully coveting rest. In the morning, I was scheduled to take a very important exam, and I knew that if I d... Read More »

Girl, Same Here! How our desire to be relatable is hurting our morals.

If you have much of an involvement on social media, you may have picked up on some of the “unofficial” rules of communicating with others on these various platforms. You have probably noticed one guideline that condemns “shaming”, e... Read More »

Sparking Joy: How Marie Kondo Revealed a Blind Spot in My Faith

I’m a mess, and I don’t just mean figuratively. Coming home from a full-time job, while juggling school and a new marriage has kept me so occupied, I find it hard to regularly organize my things. My husband, however, is not, and because... Read More »