A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: humility

#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 »

What My First Week at Seminary Taught Me

I stood on the curb like a frozen statue staring at my brand new world from across the street. Less than a hundred yards away was my future. The last pieces of my previous life had just boarded a connecting flight back to Tampa, and here I ... Read More »

Surrender Control – Find Freedom From Worry

Editor’s Note: What do you worry about? What floods you with a sense of panic or dread? Underneath our chronic worry, we often find a driving need for control – control over our future, our family, our health, our finances, ... Read More »

The Attitude That Draws God’s Attention

Editor’s Note:  Paul’s instruction in this passage and Jesus’ example hold the key to transforming all of your relationships: Christlike humility. James 4 tells us that conflict and arguments come because we covet and en... Read More »

The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

“She’s so transparent,” “She is so quick to give grace,” “She’s a great listener,” “She’s got…so much….self-control.” Not the most sought-after compliment for a Christian woman these days; it’s akin to something ... Read More »

You Don’t Have to Burn Out In Serving Jesus

By the age of twenty, I was a young pastor’s wife thrown headfirst into the deep end of ministry. Although I knew what ministry entailed, I thought the difficult times wouldn’t come until at least ten years down the road. That was defin... Read More »

It Takes 5 Seconds to Get Right With God

“It takes 5 seconds to get right with God.”  I said as she stared at me blankly. “5 seconds.  Not an hour, not a week, not a day, not 30 minutes, not even one minute.  Just five seconds.” It had been an hour since Patty knocked o... Read More »

How This Mindset Could Change {All} of Your Relationships

Editor’s Note: Is there a relationship in your life that feels fraught with conflict? It might be unresolved tension with a family member, a broken fellowship with a friend, or a friction with a coworker. Paul’s instruction ... Read More »

Running Headlong {Into} Your Weakness

Life is a strange mix of successes and failures, wins and losses, ups and downs. And human nature tends to shift constantly toward those circumstances, people, hobbies, jobs, etc. that allow us to succeed, because – hey – we all... Read More »

The Lethal Game of Comparison

The Comparison Game. It’s one we all play. And, in the end, it’s one we all lose. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, the woman on the latest episode of Fixer Upper – all present the newest ways in which we see what we don’t have... Read More »