A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Personal Growth

How To Make the Most Out of Your Summer Season

It’s like I blinked and summer was over! This is what I sound like pretty much every August just before the school year starts. Ever been there? You start the summer months with all of these fabulous ideas and projects in mind, only to fe... Read More »

Advice To My 20 Year Old Self

Advice To My 20 Year Old Self By the time this is published, I will have hit a milestone: 40 years of life. James writes, “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (Jms 4:14... Read More »

The Secrets of Self-Harm

She sat in my office stiff and straight-backed looking down at my desk as though something was keeping this 16 year old girls’ rapt attention. She twirled her hair. She bit her lip. She looked at her shoes. She fussed with the sleeves of ... Read More »

Choosing to Commit to a Summer of Contentment

Developing a heart of contentment can be challenging even in the midst of the summer season when the living is supposed to be “easy”. Contentment is defined as “having an ease of mind or satisfaction.”[1] Contentment, from a biblica... Read More »

Using Minutes to Achieve Your Goals

Start right with being sure that God—and your personal time with Him—is the priority in your life. Even the Lord Jesus said “no” to some “good” requests for His time. He was committed to the Father’s overall plan and submitte... Read More »

Intentional Contentment In A Never-Ever-Satisfied Culture

Texas just recorded its wettest May ever. In fact, so did the entire United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since, in North Texas, we’ve been under drought conditions steadily since 2012 to... Read More »

Are You Persuading or Are You Polarizing?

When it comes to sharing your beliefs and opinions, are you persuasive or are you polarizing? In my personal experience, it’s easy to get them confused. Sometimes we think that zinger of a Facebook post or that Twitter tirade is championi... Read More »

How to {Emotionally} Survive The Holidays

It is officially that time of year again…the holidays. For many women this is the season they look forward to all year. They cannot wait for the smell of pumpkin or pecan pie baking in the oven, the beautiful leaves that eventually fall t... Read More »

Potty Training…A Spiritual Discipline?

I am currently in full potty training mode. For the past three weeks, my schedule has revolved around a timer, asking Makaylan if she needs to go potty, and then spending what seems like hours in the bathroom. We have read books, sung songs... Read More »

A Letter to the Creative Christian

Dear Creative Christian, Yes, I’m talking to you. The woman who delves into the arts. The artist with paint splotches hiding beneath your bangs. The musician whose fingers continually drum to the beat of the song running through your head... Read More »