A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Ministry

Are You Plugged Into the Power Source?

Earlier this week, my husband was ordained into ministry. He has been in ministry for several years, but he had not been officially ordained. It was such a blessing for me to sit and listen to him share his love for Christ, his passion for ... Read More »

The Lasagna Bomb

I was telling a friend today that, even though I’ve been cooking for my family for almost 35 years, every now and then I still lay an egg. My latest bomb was about six months ago when we had company over for dinner and I overcooked the ch... Read More »

The Unspoken Hurt of Miscarriage

A few months ago I got a phone call from a dear friend. I knew that she and her husband were excited about starting a family, and she was praying God would grant her the request. It had been a couple of months since we had last spoken, and ... Read More »

Amanda's Practical Modesty Tips

Dressing modestly is not as difficult as you first might think. First, in order to be fashionably modern but modest, you must know your body type. For example, I am pretty short, so I do not have problems finding shorts or skirts that are l... Read More »

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Is My Worth After All?

God has given my husband and me the amazing privilege of being involved in university ministry. My husband is the College Pastor at our church, and I get to serve as his helper and ministry partner. Over the last several months, I’ve had ... Read More »

How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) in Seminary

A little over eleven years ago, I began my seminary journey as a master’s student with great enthusiasm and anticipation to see what God had in store for me. After spending four years at a secular university where my faith was often ridic... Read More »

Simple Acts of Love to Serve a Hurting Heart

They were beautiful.  Adorned with a tattered piece of twine and arranged in an old mason jar, the tiny bouquet of blooming pink peonies and budding green hydrangeas was the sweetest gesture.  Adding to the sweetness, the flowers were acc... Read More »

Serving Friends Through Food

I will never forget the kindness of my friend Debbie Rambaum. She was a neighbor who lived across the street from us in Largo, Florida, when we were in those early child-rearing years. Debbie was not a believer at the time, but she brought ... Read More »

Does a Woman Belong in Seminary?

I remember my first day at seminary. Walking into that first class, I was excited. It was Biblical Hermeneutics. (I didn’t even know what “hermeneutics” meant.)  When I finally found the classroom I was one of the last to... Read More »

Cooking for the Culinary-Challenged

You don’t have to be a fabulous cook to practice hospitality! Quite frankly, most people you invite into your home aren’t going to care what you serve. They will just be thrilled with an invitation into someone else’s home. The opport... Read More »