A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Faith

Inviting Jesus Into Your Inner Monologue

I’ve been inviting Jesus into my inner monologue. “Be careful how you think; no one is in your head more than you are.” I heard this in college and it is TRUTH! We are thinking all day every day – Is this shirt too tight? Oh, sh... Read More »

Hope from a Stump

A couple of years ago, we noticed something odd growing in the middle of our crape myrtle tree. This particular tree is on the side of our house where we hardly ever play or walk, so we hadn’t paid much attention to it in the 6 months we ... Read More »

Oh The Tangled Web We Weave!

I hate roaches. I just loathe them. Maybe my disgust is compounded by growing up in Florida where the roaches have wings! I mean, seriously, is there any more nightmarish, repulsive bug? What is it about roaches that makes us instant prince... Read More »

Don’t Be An Elephant, Girl! Pick Up Your Shield!

“Why can’t I get over this?” “What is wrong with me that I keep struggling with the same thing over and over again.  Am I an idiot or something?!?!” “This will never cease being a temptation in my life.  I might as well just r... Read More »

Courage and Conviction: Anne Askew

The life and court of King Henry VIII is a great source for novels and movies.  The stories, plots, and intrigues surrounding Henry’s six wives are more than a novelist would dare to invent, showing history is indeed more fascinating tha... Read More »

How the Chains of Grief Break the Bondage of the Heart

I lost my mom in February of last year. It made for a complex 2015, with many lessons I didn’t want to learn and much sanctification I didn’t anticipate. They say hindsight is 20/20 and I really do believe it’s true. As I look back at... Read More »

Embracing the Portion of God

“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places…” Psalm 16:6 I was living a beautiful life. Married to the man I love–my best friend–for over 30 years, two wonderful children, a sweet extended family, a loving church fa... Read More »

Waiting in Your "Saturdays"

I don’t want us to be a generation that gives up too easy. My fear is that that is entirely what we have become. I was talking with a friend recently about the dreams and desires we pray for – about how we have yet to see them truly... Read More »

Steady My Heart

Evening was here, and the lights in the room were off to beckon sleep, but the lights and sounds from the hallway streamed through the curtain separating our room from the screech-screech-screech of nurses’ shoes and code blues on the IC... Read More »

Jesus, Faith, and Fish

Have you ever noticed in the New Testament, when fish are involved, that Jesus is ultimately teaching about faith? Think about it—Jesus fed the five thousand with fish and bread (Matt 14:13-21); He did the same thing with four thousand on... Read More »