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...]

If you're like me, you love a good giveaway. Well, friends, this one is better than good... Today, we're giving one winner TWO tickets to the 2013 Women's Forum! {Disclaimer: This only includes admission to the event itself and does not cover travel, food, lodging, or any other expenses.} Last year was the first time I was at the Forum, and now I understand why, around here, it's everyone's … [Read more...]

Today's post is from a dear friend of ours at LifeWay Women. Her name is Melanie Shankle, and most of you know her as Big Mama from The Big Mama Blog. Melanie keeps us in stitches each year as 1/2 a fearless hostess at dotMOM (the other hostess is our other dear friend Sophie Hudson of BooMama), and she also contributes to the All Access Blog. We think she's pretty great. And that's why we're … [Read more...]

We have a simple question for you today... What's your all-time favorite Beth Moore study? My personal favorite is Stepping Up: A Journey Through The Psalms of Ascent. Beth explores the major feasts of Israel and the songs of these traveling pilgrims on their way to these festivals. In the homework, she asks us to write our own Psalms (songs) to God based on themes each week. I did this study … [Read more...]

Ladies, whether you're a women's ministry leader or you lead a small group, we have something really exciting to tell you about today. LifeWay has just launched this neat membership-based program called Bible Study Insider. Basically, you sign up to be an "Insider," and - twice a year - you get a box shipped to you with 13-15 of the latest LifeWay small group Bible study member books for … [Read more...]

Happy February, everyone! Can you believe we're already through the month of January? To kick off the month of February, we thought we'd give away four copies of B&H Publishing's The Vow. The book is a true story about newlyweds Kim and Krickett Carpenter who get into a bad wreck, leaving Krickett in a coma for weeks. When she finally wakes up from the coma, she doesn't even remember who … [Read more...]

I'd like to take time today to talk about something important...cosmetics. We here at LifeWay Women are all about looking our best, both inside and out. A day doesn't pass by without a couple of us swapping recommendations on lipstick or asking what nail color one of us is wearing. It's one of the fun things about being a girl. So, I'm happy to share with you some of my favorite cosmetic and … [Read more...]

Today, we have a guest post from Sarah Pierce, a chemistry professor from a liberal arts college in Nashville, Tennessee. Her women's small group decided to learn about apologetics this past fall and picked up Mary Jo Sharp's, Why Do You Believe That?  She shared a story with us about a student hanging out in her office, asking questions about God.  Sarah says, "My university is not religiously … [Read more...]

We'd like to give a warm welcome today to Michelle Hicks. You may have met her in November on the blog when we did a month of giveaways. Michelle leads the team responsible for producing all the women's Bible studies you know and love, like James, Nehemiah, Malachi and more. Finding Joy in January Michelle Hicks The days are shorter. The nights are colder. The Christmas tree is back in the … [Read more...]

Ok folks...  We know you have burning questions that you'd like answered.  So dish it.  What do you want to know? Maybe you're wondering how Priscilla prepares for a live event.  Or where Lisa Harper buys her shoes. Maybe it's what kind of hairspray Beth Moore uses.  Or what Kelly Minter is working on right now. You might even have questions for the LifeWay Women team, like, how you can … [Read more...]