A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: spiritual growth

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 »

Who Is Influencing Your Life?

Who are the greatest influences in your life? Perhaps you have several—one influencer may excel professionally, another in raising children, another in hospitality and yet another in Bible knowledge. I am blessed to have a number of Bibli... Read More »

What Will Make This Year a Success?

This time of year everyone seems to be looking to start over, to be better than they were at (fill-in-the-blank) in the previous year. Blogs, social media, and other news feeds are flooded with things like, “The Best New Year̵... Read More »

Staying Spiritually Hungry in 2016

Let’s be honest, January 1st can be the most intimidating day of the year. This is the day of starting, and starting can be scary. New habits, new resolutions, and new goals both stir in us a passion for more and better, and a fear that w... Read More »

Will You Make 2016 a Year of Victory?

A new year will soon arrive and with it the opportunity to deepen your relationship with your heavenly Father by trusting your future to Him! Are you viewing 2016 through the binoculars of the media or the Word of God? The media reports tha... Read More »

How Much of Jesus Do We Want?

This past Sunday I got to share the Lord’s Supper with my church family. I always enjoy this time, but there was something different about this one. Instead of quiet contemplation and examination, I was more distracted by my oldest daught... Read More »

Stuck in the Routine of Daily Quiet Times?

Following Jesus requires discipline. We all know this and we all have more victorious seasons than others.  However, when we decide to follow Jesus with everything in our being we also often lean towards the legalistic bent of that calling... Read More »

What's That in Your Hand?

One of my husband’s pair of jeans has been around since the Flood, I have no doubt. It is evident by the color, tears, and size of the jeans.  Every spring when I clean out closets, I ask about those jeans.  His reply is always, “No,... Read More »

Learning from Grief, Listening to Job

No doubt, you’re familiar with the story of Job. But have you considered that, just like Job, our response to tragedy and difficulty reveals our hearts? Job’s crisis was completely unexpected and utterly incomprehensible.  This bla... Read More »

Shhh!! It's a Habit You Didn't Know You Needed

For the woman at the office, it’s the steady drip of phone calls and “quick questions.” For the mother of three, it’s the screech of quarreling toddlers. For the student, it’s the hub of the high school hallways. For all of us, no... Read More »