Last year, LifeWay provided a women's maximum security prison with Priscilla Shirer's One in a Million Bible studyfor women enrolled in a program called Beauty for Ashes. To be a part of the study, a woman must apply to the program and interview. She does not need to be a Christian, but she must be willing to give up TV for six months and do the required lessons, read the Bible, and journal … [Read more...]

The world is busted up. Something’s not right. We see that fact all around us. We see it within us. For many, brokenness works itself out as depression, anxiety, fear, or addiction. Others stay busy achieving, indulging, chasing dreams, climbing ladders, or running away. Whether paralyzed or mobilized by it, we all either numb the feeling or grow numb ourselves. When we feel that gnawing in our … [Read more...]

When I was in high school, my physics class was instructed to build a bridge with specific parameters, using limited materials, mainly craft sticks and wood glue. On the appointed day, all of us took our bridges to class, and they were placed over a gap between two desks. Then small weights were systematically hung to the bottom of the bridges to test how much weight they could bear. Of … [Read more...]

For several years, my oldest daughter and I have had "the pink book." It's just a cheap journal that I'm sure I purchased from a clearance table somewhere. We share the journal; I write something in it and slip it under her pillow. She responds and I puts it under my pillow. Back and forth, year after year, we've done this. I was pleased when my 6-year-old asked if she could also have a pink … [Read more...]

Sometimes we’re broken, and we don’t even know it. A few years ago, my Ella was jumping like a rocket on the springy-black-death-trap we like to call a trampoline. Momma always said they were dangerous. She was right. Ella slipped, hurting her foot. For five days, this Mom of the Year told her kid to “suck-it-up” and “stop being so dramatic” and “yes, you’re going to ballet.” At some … [Read more...]

I’m tempted to say that this is one of my all-time favorite recipes but I tend to overuse that phrase. One reason I love this recipe is because it’s so simple while not lacking in flavor or presentation. This is a gorgeous dish, especially if you use different colors of tomatoes. Tossed alongside the rich green basil, black olives with hunks of white feta and you have yourself a colorful, fresh … [Read more...]

She was sitting in my office with tears in her eyes when she said, "I know that as a Christian I shouldn't feel this way, but I've been so hurt by my husband that I can't stand to look at him. I've even thought how wonderful it would be if God just took him." She was experiencing a severe case of bitterness, which bordered on hatred. Bitterness is that state of mind and attitude of the heart … [Read more...]

Bring Beth Moore to your church for FREE on Sept. 13 with the Living Proof Live Simulcast! The event—perfect for reaching the women in your community and kicking off your fall Bible study season—features a full day of teaching from Beth as well as worship with Travis Cottrell. We're giving away TWO church simulcast registrations: Package A: One for a church of 249 or less Package B: … [Read more...]

With Easter Sunday quickly approaching, we thought it would be fun to ask a few members of our LifeWay Women team to share their favorite Easter recipes. Happy Easter! Pineapple Cheese Casserole Ingredients: 2 (15 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 25 buttery round crackers, crumbled 1/2 cup melted … [Read more...]

When I want, I can be crafty, but I am not the mom out there doing all sorts of elaborate crafts for every holiday with my kids. The boys and I like to create, but super-planned out activities just make all of us stressed by the end. And stressing out over the message of Easter doesn't sound like a good plan. The Cross and the Resurrection are all about reflecting—not doing—so we like to keep our … [Read more...]