A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

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Why Should Women Study Theology?

I’ll never forget a poignant “question” I received from a family member when I shared how I was moving to Texas to study theology in a seminary context. This person implicitly stated his opinion about this decision in the form of a qu... Read More »

The Hurry-Free Life

This summer was a unique, but amazing, one for our family. Our church blessed my husband and me with a two-month sabbatical, which we enjoyed to the fullest. Instead of spending it in our hometown, we decided to take our seven, six, and two... Read More »

Leading Through Change From the Second Chair

Driving to work this morning I spotted our neighborhood school’s marching band outside early, rehearsing for the start of football season. I live in Texas and “Friday Night Lights” is a real thing!  Not only is the rivalry fierce bet... 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 »

What Is The Greatest Motivation In Your Life?

Colossians 3:23-24 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”   My husband and I want our kids to ... 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 »

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 »

Are You A Woman of Kindness…Or A Nice Woman?

Are you a kind person or a nice person? If you thought those two adjectives were basically the same thing, think again! Kindness and niceness might look similar, but underneath the surface, the two attributes are completely different. And t... 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 »

How to Overcome Spiritual Burnout

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 “Ladies and Gentlemen we are sorry for the delay but it... Read More »