A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Christian Life

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 »

Psalm 143: Just Don’t Be Silent

What do you do when faced with a frustrating situation? Have you ever tried to make your point and people just won’t listen? Have you ever expected something to happen, only to be disappointed once again? Been relentlessly targeted as a s... Read More »

Psalm 130: Hope for the Faltering Christ-Follower

In Luke 5:36-39, the Lord Jesus says a curious thing. He tells us that the new life that He came to give us – a life we live through faith in His work and His promises – is completely incongruent with the old life He came to sav... Read More »

Psalm 121: Where Will You Look for Help?

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will nei... Read More »

Psalm 103: How Do I Bless the One Who Has Given Me Everything?

“Let’s start at the very beginning. That’s a very good place to start,” sings Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. The start of reading is A, B, C. The start of singing is do, re, mi. And the start of you and me is the pursuing, fai... Read More »

Psalm 46: When the Earth Trembles

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 Yellow, blue, and red flags adorned the stone walls. Iron gates and armored knights lined the brick road. Restored frescoes welcomed us from the archways. We were... Read More »

Psalm 32: Confronting the Thief of Joy

Be glad in in the LORD and rejoice, You righteous one; shout for joy, all you upright in heart. Psalm 32:11 The beginning of a new year brings the typical social media and blog posts proclaiming one’s “Word of the Year.”  I have neve... Read More »

Psalm 23: Miss (In)Dependence

When you think of the word “dependence,” what comes to mind? For many, “dependence” has become a nasty term—one that describes limitations and weaknesses. Women are encouraged to depend on no one but themselves, and our society ch... Read More »