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Tag: Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Welcoming Others As God Has Welcomed Us

Last fall, my family and I relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, because my husband accepted his first vocational ministry position at a church here. As we continue to get settled into our new house and better acquainted with our new communi... Read More »

Let Us Be Women: A Call for Women’s Theological Education

The incomparable Elisabeth Elliot once said, “The fact that I am a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” Her words echo down through the decades as... Read More »

We’ll See You in Phoenix for Tea at 3

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from A Woman Seeking God by Dorothy K. Patterson, just one of the resources graciously donated for this year’s Tea at 3 at the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, AZ. Fatigue – Every Woma... 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 »

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 »

This generation needs mothers with a magnificent obsession…

Motherhood is both a demanding and a rewarding profession. Unfortunately, the rewards, as often is true with any endeavor, often come much later in life. Nevertheless, a prime characteristic of the good mother is unselfishness; she can wait... Read More »

If You Only Hear One Word on Proverbs 31…

If you only hear one message on the Proverbs 31 woman, make it this one!  At last week’s Art of Homemaking Conference, Dorothy Patterson delivered a stirring and dynamic message on how we can fulfill this vision. We challenge you t... Read More »