Just for Women 2008 Archives

The Grinch that Stole Mommy

The Grinch that Stole Mommy

How do I order that talking gnome?

Jenny Runkel admits that Christmas really stresses her out and she finds a way to cope.

A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

Are you a one day a year person or an everyday person?

Sarah Stirman reminds us that we have many reasons to give thanks, even when things are tough.

Move On!

Move On!

What time is in it in your life?

Sarah Stirman reflects on relationships, Thanksgiving and the book of Exodus and our need to move on.

Small Group Bible Study Suggestions

Small Group Bible Study Suggestions

What can I do when I get in a tough place in my study group?

Elaine Hardt shares some helpful suggestions for small group Bible study.

Untangling Family Knots

Untangling Family Knots

Can it really get better if we get closer?

Ann Voskamp uses a boy's three-legged race to be the reminder that in a family, and in life, the closer we get the better we are.

Why Do I Go to Church?

Why Do I Go to Church?

Is it about going to worship?

Sarah Stirman says she doesn't go to church to worship God, so what does she go for?

Watch Out for Number 3

Watch Out for Number 3

O you'd better watch out or she will make you cry!

Sarah Stirman talks about her daughter's basketball playing and how coaches warn their teams to watch out for her, number 3.

Woman Behold Your Son

Woman Behold Your Son

What's a mom supposed to do in a time like this?

Sarah Stirman shares insight stirred by her son's second injury to his ankle and it reminds her of Mary's sacrifice at the cross.

Handicapped and His Glory

Handicapped and His Glory

How can a crippling situation or handicap actually be an open door for the Savior?

Sarah Stirman has reason to reflect on being crippled or handicapped and being useful to God.

Forgiveness?

Forgiveness?

Wouldn't you have been upset?

Sarah Stirman writes about a time her husband didn't quite follow through on getting their pre-school kids to Bible class and she gets angry, but the Lord challenges her to forgive!

Pockets of Dreams

Pockets of Dreams

Want to know how to take a simple dress and change a life?

Susan Sagun shares with Heartlight the innovative way to help children and women in Uganda while at the same time giving a blessing here at home!

Going Home

Going Home

Where will I be when I finally realize that I'm home?

Sarah Stirman talks about the funeral for her grandfather and it reminds her where her real home is.

The Coriolis Effect on the Heart

The Coriolis Effect on the Heart

How far have you been deflected away from your goals and dreams?

Lisa Mikitarian examines how we often get driven off course in life and how we are going to do something about it.

Spiritual Restoration

Spiritual Restoration

How do we re-charge our spiritual batteries?

Muriel Larson shares some things about being spiritually dry and about an experience on a ranch where a stock pond revitalizes life around the parched desert.

Stop Signs

Stop Signs

How many of God's signs are your rolling through and not pausing to hear His voice?

Ann Voskamp uses a rolling California stop at a stop sign and has someone yell at her and it gets her thinking about all the stop signs she has been running.

Pink Slip

Pink Slip

What kind of slip are you expecting?

Teresa Bell Kindred shares how her daughter missed the dreaded pink slip given to many teachers in Kentucky, but she also reminds us that God doesn't give pink slips.

Uprighting the Earth

Uprighting the Earth

What do you need to bury in your life?

Ann Voskamp shares about a recent burial she was happy to attend, and in the process, put the world back into its upright position.

In Her Voice

In Her Voice

Why did it take so long?

Phil Ware and Teresa Bell Kindred introduce a new feature, a women's blog for Heartlight called "A Kindred Heart."

Sweat the Small Stuff: It's the Big Stuff

Sweat the Small Stuff: It's the Big Stuff

So when did small get to be so big?

Ann Voskamp looks a couple of small things important in the life of kitchen appliances and pots and reminds us that it's the small stuff that counts.

God on eBay?

God on eBay?

You can find God in the most unusual of places!

Lisa Mikitarian shares with us an experience she had buying New Balance shoes on eBay and how the seller blessed her life in a special way.

Living on Beam Unending

Living on Beam Unending

Who wide is the Cross of Christ and the love He showed us there?

Ann Voskamp comes to a cross behind a country church and is reminded of the grace of Christ to not only save us but to also furnish us the basis of life.

Companion Runner

Companion Runner

How do you stay on the path?

Lisa Mikitarian talks about ultra marathons and companion runners and reminds us that Jesus is our companion runner and we need to be a companion runner to others.

Jess, to His Friends

Jess, to His Friends

What a big difference one stuck key can make!

Lisa Mikitarian has a sticking key on her laptop, the letter "U" and it makes things look a little strange but it helps remind her how everyone is important!

Real Spring Cleaning

Real Spring Cleaning

How do you really clean house this spring?

Anne Voskamp shares her insights into spring cleaning and the stress and blessing of completely cleaning ones house and heart.

Real Spring Cleaning

Real Spring Cleaning

How do you really clean house this spring?

Anne Voskamp shares her insights into spring cleaning and the stress and blessing of completely cleaning ones house and heart.