A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Christian Life

Beware of This Silent Killer

It was two weeks before my wedding. Like all brides, I was worried about the dress, the invitations, and all of the seemingly small details, yet so big in a woman’s mind when it is her turn to marry, without knowing there was somethin... Read More »

An Audience of One

Once, when I was nervous about playing the piano for a church service, I asked my friend to pray for me. She texted a response, “I pray you will play for an audience of one.” An audience of One. To please and honor only One. As I played... Read More »

Lessons I Didn’t Learn in a Classroom

What did I learn this year? That’s all I can think as I sit in the student center watching a couple decorate for their wedding. While there are a lot of feelings about that, I think the best thing right now is to look back at this past sc... Read More »

“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 »