A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: Hospitality

Why Women Are Critical To the Mission of the Church

While Scripture teaches that God has given the responsibility of the pastoral role to men (1 Timothy 2:12; 3:1-13, Titus 1:6-9),[1]  there are a myriad of meaningful ministries for women. Unfortunately, many women mistakenly associate bein... Read More »

Why Your Life Needs a “Red Door”

According to early American history, a red door signified that a home was welcoming. The red door was a way of communicating to tired travelers, traveling by horse and buggy, that this was a safe place to rest for the night and have a warm ... Read More »

I Never Dreamed God’s Plan for Me Involved Using My Kitchen!

The clinking of coffee cups and the amalgamation of female voices echoes melodically off the kitchen walls; I’ve been awakened too early for my liking, but I don’t mind…especially when my wits are gathered and I realize that t... Read More »

Burnt Aprons and The Gospel

My Anthropologie apron and I have been through a lot together.  Its charred yellow polka dot fabric, singed teal ruffle, and frayed fuchsia waist ties tell stories of my many battles with macaroons, meringue pie, and Crock-Pot Mac ‘n che... Read More »

Practicing "Holy Day" Hospitality

What is your reaction when you think of the holiday season? Did you know that the holiday season is actually a “holy-season” that should bring us closer to the event or person we are celebrating? Contrary to current practice, Thanksgivi... Read More »

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

As the days shorten and calendar pages are turned, thoughts of holiday celebrations begin to occupy our minds.  Amidst your planning may I pose a question—who will comprise your holiday guest list this year? Before you respond, consider ... Read More »

Making Your Home a Place of Delight

We believe that every woman is called to make her home a place of service and that such service is ultimately to Christ (Proverbs 31:27; 1 Timothy 5:14; Titus 2:3-5). A few months ago I was flipping through the stations on the television wh... Read More »

Why Mealtime Really Matters

Family meals have been the topic of much discussion of late. There are endless commercials about the importance of eating together. Counselors and psychologists are telling us not to neglect having a family mealtime; it is important for our... Read More »

Does Your Home Say Welcome?

Most Christian women want to be known for having a hospitable spirit and home but just don’t know where to begin Read More »

Bringing the Mission Field to My Dining Room Table

The twenty-first century church has cultivated highly sophisticated procedures and tools for missions and evangelism—training sessions, online and media resources, seminars, manuals, and methodology books are readily available.  However,... Read More »