Kelly Minter discusses details about her new book, Wherever the River Runs, as well as her hope for all those who read it. LifeWay Women: What was your inspiration for writing this book? Kelly Minter: A man named John Paculabo (president of then-Kingsway Music, now Integrity) invited some of his artists to the Amazon to see the work of a ministry he was involved in there. I instantly fell in … [Read more...]

I hope all of you are enjoying the somewhat lazy days of summer. The heat and humidity of the South remind me of my trips to the Amazon jungle—without the breeze of being on the riverboat, without the piranhas, pink dolphins, and Irish green toucans. (Okay, so it’s kind of not at all the same.) For any of you who may have gone through my Bible studies on Ruth or Nehemiah, you’ve read … [Read more...]

What's Vicki Courtney's favorite Christmas tradition? What was the worst Christmas gift Jennifer Rothschild ever received? How does Kelly Minter keep the focus on Jesus throughout the Christmas season? We asked our LifeWay Women authors some questions about their favorite Christmas traditions and memories. We think you'll enjoy their responses! Merry Christmas! What is your favorite … [Read more...]

Kale has somehow rocketed to celebrity status in the vegetable community. Perhaps it’s because of all the nutritional benefits it boasts, or it’s versatility in salads, soups, and even kale chips (by roasting the leaves in the oven). At any rate, I love making soups that utilize kale, especially this recipe that marries the texture of kale with the flavorful seasonings of sausage, the heartiness … [Read more...]

One of my favorite things to do while home on a weekend is to cook something warm during the chill of fall. If you're like me, you enjoy the taste of comfort food, but maybe don't want all the repercussions that sometimes come along with food that brings us all that "comfort": sugar, fat, sodium, preservatives, etc. So I love it when I come across a recipe that is comforting, but also healthy at … [Read more...]

Today's post is the first in a new series called The Minter Kitchen. You may know Kelly Minter as a talented author and speaker, but she's also a kitchen connoisseur. In the coming months, she will share with us some of her favorite recipes, crafted from the produce in her prolific garden. As we welcome the cool weather of fall, it's nice to squeeze the last flavors of summer out of our … [Read more...]

We are so excited today to tell you about a new project releasing this fall from LifeWay! Bible Studies for Life, a new ongoing resource, is the perfect material for any small group or Sunday school leader looking for a long-term Bible study. Check out this video below, which features LifeWay Women author Kelly Minter. (Kelly was on the advisory council for the new resource.) Bible … [Read more...]

With the Kelly Minter for sharing this tasty recipe! Tortellini and Tomato Salad from the Kitchen of Carla Brown, Lexington, KY Ingredients 2 (9 oz.) pkgs. refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 3 TBS fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 tsp. salt Package of grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup fresh corn kernels 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

And (by the way) hello! I'm Becky, a new addition to the LifeWay Women team and - confession time - i have never been to a facebook party. To help me get some context of what a facebook party is, I looked back at the footage from the Nehemiah launch party, and realized what fun I had been missing out on!!! If you don't know what I mean, here's a cooking segment from the Nehemiah Facebook Launch … [Read more...]

Kelly Minter is a phenomenal writer, Bible teacher, and worship leader who has a tremendous heart for the hurting, the poor, and the lost. Kelly's newest study, Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break is on my to-do list for this summer, so I was tickled to run across a couple of Nehemiah-related resources this afternoon. First of all, there's a beautiful excerpt from Nehemiah that's posted on the … [Read more...]