A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Family and Parenting

How to Cultivate Thankfulness in Your Child's Heart

Pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves changing color, fall festivals, and crisp air mean only one thing… Fall is here! Fall is my favorite season for many reasons, but one thing that is special to me about fall is Thanksgiving. It is a holiday... Read More »

3 Tips to Make Your Family an Organized Team

What comes to mind when you hear the word, “organize”? Does it create an intense amount of anxiety that makes your head spin? Or maybe you are on the other side of the spectrum, where you are filled with overwhelming excitement at the m... 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 »

3 Back-to-School Prayers for Your Children

I don’t know where I first heard it, but I have always loved the saying, “Having happy children is good, but a parent’s real job is to mold great adults.” It is with this thought running through my mind that I make my list of prayer... Read More »

How Parenting Draws Us to Thankfulness and Rejoicing

You know the saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”? Sometimes I feel that way in my parenting role. I stay so intently focused on the “bad” things that my children are doing that I forget to see the ... Read More »

Consulting the Maker

The scene was a small farmer’s market where my daughter and I had been shopping. We were leaving and she didn’t want to get in her car seat. I was about 9 months pregnant with our second daughter and I had done everything I was physical... Read More »

Maybe You're {Not} Supposed to Do It All

“Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” ~Colossians 4:9 In our culture, moms are called on to do more than they have ever had to do before. While we also have more help with smartphones ... Read More »

A Theology of Mealtime

Last weekend my mother and I had the amazing opportunity to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Art of Homemaking Conference. As God would have it, the conference came at the perfect time. We all go through seasons, some di... Read More »

Lies Stay-at-Home Moms Believe

Nearly four years ago, God shook my world through a six-pound ball of joy…my firstborn. Considering I was not “supposed” to have children, I was surprised, humbled, overwhelmed, and in complete awe that God would allow me the opportun... Read More »

Why Motherhood Matters

Children – We believe that investing in the next generation is every woman’s task; that women are uniquely gifted to nurture, teach, and train children; that children, as blessings from the Lord, are the most worthy investments for a w... Read More »