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...]

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...]

It’s yours for free! Simply right-click on the art and save it to your computer. Then, make it your Facebook cover photo, pin it to Pinterest, or post it to Instagram! Facebook Art Pinterest or Instagram Art … [Read more...]

As a follow-up to last month's Chat with Priscilla episode on What Men Wish Women Knew, Priscilla Shirer sits down with Annie Downs, Angie Smith, Nicole C. Mullen, and Patsy Clairmont to get the other side of the story! Catch the two-part episode on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April at 12 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. CST here. On Thursday nights, I eat dinner with a think tank. A symposium. A wise … [Read more...]

What women doesn't want the cutest hairstyle ever? That's why we're so excited to introduce you today to our newest LifeWay Women Bible study author, Harriett Locks. Harriett's 6-session Bible study will explore the many hairstyles women have worn over the centuries–the good, the bad, and the frightening. She'll also lead us on a journey to discover how we, too, can have hairstyles like so many … [Read more...]