A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Christian Life

The “Why” of Modesty

Modesty. It’s an out-of-style word that makes most people cringe, even in the Church. Debates about modesty have divided believers for years. But, no matter how long you search, there is not a list of do’s and don’ts in the Bible pert... Read More »

A peacemaker separates herself from her own interests and whims and what is best for her.

Click read the Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of “The Blessed Woman.” The peacemaker (Gk eirenopoioi, v. 9) strive for harmony in all areas of life as a reflection on the inner peace that God brings to His children. Jesus taught that pe... Read More »

A New Creation – Life Lessons from Butterflies

Last month was 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... Read More »

God has placed in His creation an insatiable hunger for Himself

Click read the Part 1 and Part 2 of “The Blessed Woman.” The first four Beatitudes describe the character of one who has been awakened and filled with the Spirit of God: Being poor in spirit affirms your own inadequacy and humility bef... Read More »

Tragedies become stepping stones to the heart of God and His comfort

Click here to read the Part 1 of “The Blessed Woman.” Those who mourn (v. 4) echoed Isaiah 61:1. The meaning cannot be confined to sorrow over sin. Again the reader finds the paradox since most people do not recognize sorrow as a blessi... Read More »

“Jesus presented an upside-down kingdom.”

Jesus presented an upside-down kingdom. The very things valued by the Greco-Roman world – wealth and fame – we devalued in Christ’s kingdom. Blessed (Gk makaorioi, “blessed, fortunate”) is usually understood to mean “happy,” b... Read More »

What My First Week of Seminary Taught Me

I stood on the curb like a frozen statue staring at my brand new world from across the street. Less than a hundred yards away was my future. The last pieces of my previous life had just boarded a connecting flight back to Tampa, and here I ... Read More »

“490 Times? You Must Be Kidding!”

Aunt Joan isn’t attending the family reunion this summer because, last year, she was offended by a remark John made about her “famous deviled eggs.”   After moving to her son-in-law and daughter’s home and funding the construction ... Read More »

Checking the Motivation of Our Hearts

Colossians 3:23-24 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”   My husband and I want our kids to ... Read More »

He Is Our Peace

The fundamental blessing of salvation is peace. From it flows all God’s richer blessings of love, joy and glory. It is not only the foundation-stone of the Christian life, ‘the peace of God, which passes all understanding’ (Phil 4:7),... Read More »