Here's a news flash: I'm busy. Here's another news flash: You are, too. Each day we rush from this place to that, this appointment to that one, this activity to the next. We hurry, hurry, hurry until we finally drop at the end of the day and lie down exhausted. Though we might complain about the pace of our lives at a given moment, a small piece of us seems to glory in that busyness. … [Read more...]

We’ve finally arrived at one of my favorite weeks of the year. This week we’ll host 850+ Women’s Ministry Leaders here at LifeWay for the 2013 Women’s Forum! We’re completely sold out, but want you to be a part, even if you can’t make it to Nashville. On Thursday, November 14 you can participate in BackStage LIVE at Women’s Forum for free! You’ll be able to see parts of our first two general … [Read more...]

Vicki Courtney may be living happily Ever After, but she's going through a break-up...with Splenda. Her new flavor? Stevia. "I'm trying hard to make it work, but the relationship left me with a bitter aftertaste and longing for my old flame." Vicki let us peek inside her purse, and we found more than just artificial sweetener... "Three clues that I'm a Mimi to a two-year old grandson: … [Read more...]

Let’s get cozy, shall we? Today’s temperature finally allowed me to snuggle up in my favorite sweater. And now I’m dreaming of a cozy cool-weather meal. Like this simple soup. Roasted Winter Squash Soup Serves 4 to 6 1 large head of garlic Olive oil 1 to 2 winter squash (butternut and/or acorn squash work well) Salt & pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 can pumpkin … [Read more...]

A lump—the tiniest cluster of cells—can turn a woman’s world upside down. It seems so unnatural and wrong for the body to betray us. But sometimes it does. Odds are that one in eight of women will experience breast cancer. This year alone, The American Cancer Society estimates that 296,980 new cases will be diagnosed. It’s likely that each of us knows someone affected by breast cancer. Print … [Read more...]

Here in the United States, young teenage girls are kept busy with cheerleading, soccer, music lessons, and other activities. The cultural expectation is for them to work hard and then go off to college or trade school. In Guatemala, however, teenage girls help raise their siblings and face the dangers of rape and burglary every single day. They're forced to walk the streets to school or to … [Read more...]

One hot topic lately is the book Fifty Shades of Grey... believe it or not, many of our women in the church are reading it.  They want to know why it's unhealthy, so LifeWay Women recently tackled this topic.  You will find below links to our web show "The Chat with Priscilla" with host Priscilla Shirer and her guests. Today's post is written by Linda Lesniewski, Women's Minister at Green Acres … [Read more...]

We're so excited to introduce you to a new author in the LifeWay Women family!  Her name is Donna Balaam, and she's coming all the way from a land far away with a new Bible study, "When Donkeys Talk."  Take a look at the cover---we'd love to hear your feedback! Oh, and by the way?  April Fools'... … [Read more...]

I recently had the privilege of hearing a powerful message from Christine Caine on the topic of Christ being the only satisfier of our souls. Here's my paraphrase of her message. We say: In Christ alone (plus a husband)... and I'll be satisfied. In Christ alone (plus losing 15 pounds)... and I'll be satisfied. In Christ alone (plus major home improvements)... and I'll be satisfied. In … [Read more...]

Is it just me, or are Christians really divided on the whole observing Lent thing? Last week, a Facebook friend of mine posted, “Ash Wednesday is coming. What are you sacrificing for Lent?” I was taken aback, and even a little offended, by some of the replies she got. From people poking fun (“I’ve lent just about all I can afford!”) to the accusatory (“Since when are you Catholic or … [Read more...]