A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: encouragement

Pinning Our Hope on God’s Covenant Promises

“Theological hope is a hope for relational union with God.”1 In her recent book Daring to Hope,2 Katie-Davis Majors tells a story about inviting Katherine—a sick, widowed mother of five—into her home in Uganda to assist her with car... Read More »

Encouraging the Single Sister

“Are you dating anyone?”  The question hung in the air as she quickly tried to think of a gracious response that would close off the line of questioning from this person she barely knew.  She knew that this question, like the many tim... Read More »

What I Learned During My First Years of Marriage

Before I got married, people told me that the first few years of marriage would be difficult. Sound familiar? You probably have heard this too. But, the first few years of my marriage  were nothing short of a special blessing in my life. T... Read More »

Simple Acts of Love To Help Hurting Hearts

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 »

Enduring the Discipline

The past eight months have been a challenge for me. During my years in college and the sequential years following, I took up running as my form of stress relief. I loved it. I got up early, put on my running shoes, and got in at least 4 mil... Read More »

4 Women You Can Reach Out To This Valentine’s Day

For a couple of years now, my group of girlfriends and I have saved a date to gather on Valentine’s Day week to celebrate our friendship. As we grow older and we find ourselves in different seasons—some of us married, some single, and s... Read More »

What A Bloomless Tree Taught Me about Trusting God

There’s a lovely little tree in the front yard of my parents’ house. Well…it used to be lovely. After it had been transplanted from their backyard, all of the clusters of pink flowers were completely snipped off. It looked dead. I was... Read More »

The Treasure in Your Clay Jar

My sister Kristina and I are extremely close.  For the past seven months, we have been ooh-ing and aww-ing over baby clothes and nursery ideas in anticipation of the arrival of her and her husband’s first child.  So when I received a ph... Read More »

Go Ahead…Ask! (Eph. 3:20-21)

On my desk at work sits a stuffed, purple dragon with orange horns and wings. His name is Figment, as in a Figment of your Imagination. He is a Disney-created character that can only be found at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Figment is a favo... Read More »