A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: Grace

#CheckYourHeart

Not too long ago, Christian comedian John Crist (@johnbcrist) released a video of himself highlighting activities or questionable decisions Christians make that some consider “taboo,” like skipping church to watch a football game, slowi... Read More »

Every Assignment Is Measured and Controlled For Your Eternal Good

Jesus slept on a pillow in the midst of a raging storm. How could He? The terrified disciples, sure that the next wave would send them straight to the bottom, shook Him awake with rebuke. How could He be so careless of their fate? He could ... Read More »

4 Reasons Why Younger Women Want Older Women in Their Lives

A few years ago, our local church’s women’s ministry team hosted an outdoor dinner party.  We wanted to gather with the women of our church who were already investing in another woman’s life in our church, and talk about how we could... Read More »

5 Things A Woman Considering An Abortion Needs to Hear

We know that abortion is wrong. We know we must defend the unborn. But when we’re face-to-face with a woman who is considering an abortion, we don’t always know what to say. Here are five ways to start a conversation with her: 1. “You... Read More »

Three Ways To Keep a Spiritual Focus This Holiday Season

I have a confession to make. Christmastime transforms me into a giddy child all over again. I love everything about Christmas. I love the music, the lights, the nativity scenes, the advent candles, the smells, the food (can you say, “Chri... Read More »

How To Prepare for a Life-Giving Holiday Season

It’s that special time of year again, and like so many of you, it is one I look forward to all year long.  The warmth of home. The love of family. The joy of friends.  As a self-proclaimed “celebrator,” I love everything abo... Read More »

Eating a Meal with Jesus

“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’” (Luke 7:34) Why did Jesus come? He came to serve, to give His life as a ransom, to seek and save t... Read More »

Misconceptions of Grace

Never before have I heard the phrase, “Can I have grace?” so often since becoming a dean at a Bible school.  And why shouldn’t I?  We all want grace. We get pulled over for speeding, and we do everything in our power to convince t... Read More »

Fostering Grace

Unqualified. Insecurity. Doubt. Fear. Those are the things that constantly loomed in my thoughts. Those words could define a number of things for you – for me, those words defined motherhood. In January, my husband and I embarked on an u... Read More »

What Are We Missing When We Criticize Other Christians?

I hopped on social media Saturday morning (thankfully, after a strong cup of coffee and powerful devotional time with the Lord), and I was shocked to see several different posts, shaming Candace Cameron Bure, for her new show, Fuller House... Read More »