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Chasing God Changes Us

BH Women Contributor
She sat down beside me on the hearth, grabbed my hand, and waited for me to say something back to her. And I realized there was just one thing I wanted her to know.
Women

From Defeated to Disciplined

Dawn Stephens
I often have to fight this wrong thinking and the feelings of being defeated and “stuck” in areas of my life, specifically my weight management and health.
Women

The Fruit of Loneliness

Ashley Chesnut
have you ever thought what you want the fruit of your loneliness to be?
Women

The Pain of Loneliness

Ashley Chesnut
I have a lot of experience with breakups.
Women

The Burden of Guilt & Shame (Part 2)

Ashley Chesnut
We cannot judge what’s true by what we feel because our feelings will mislead us.
Women

The Burden of Guilt & Shame (Part 1)

Ashley Chesnut
Although guilt and shame travel together, they are not the same thing.
Women

The Agony of Anxiety

Ashley Chesnut
I was hit with a wave of anxiety because of
Women

An Unexpected Gift

BH Women Contributor
What if people found out I had a bipolar disorder? Would they think less of me or wonder if all of my genuine smiles and bursts of laughter were just an act or the result of some manic high?
Women

A Closet Hater

Ashley Chesnut
But that’s what happened this spring. And it took taking a class on “problematic emotions” for me to recognize it.
Women

Haters Gonna Hate, But Not Christians

Ashley Chesnut
politics and laws do not change people’s hearts, which is why we are a nation still divided this long after Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Act.
Women

Making Peace With Your Past (Book Review)

BH Women Contributor
tired of living in the past or of being defined by their past
Women

When Our Feelings Do Not Match Our Beliefs (Part 2)

Ashley Chesnut
Don’t carry around the guilt Christ came to set you free from.
Women

When Our Feelings Do Not Match Our Beliefs (Part 1)

Ashley Chesnut
Have you ever experienced a disconnect between what you knew to be true and how you felt?
Women

Am I Emotionally Unhealthy?

Ashley Chesnut
You might have read these descriptions and thought, “Oh no! That’s me!”
Women

Emotions & Smoke Detectors

Ashley Chesnut
There wasn’t a fire. In fact, I even had a warning
Women

God and Emotions and You

Ashley Chesnut
It is a lie that we cannot control our emotions.
Women

Celebration and the Church

BH Women Contributor
Since I’m 25 and live in Birmingham, I’ve attended a lot of weddings over the past few years.
Women

Making Confession & Hearing Confession

Ashley Chesnut
you can imagine my surprise when the college junior sitting across from me chose that particular place and time to tell me about
Women

Are We Post-Radical?

Ashley Chesnut
Let me warn you of some shocking news you are about to hear:
Women

Easter and the Outsider

Ashley Chesnut
Simplistic answers did not suffice. "Just have faith" was not enough for her.
Women

Easter Playlist

Ashley Chesnut
If you would like to create an Easter playlist, our Brook Hills Worship Team has put together a list of songs that you can download
Women

A Wretch Like Me: How I Discovered God’s Amazing Grace through Fasting

BH Women Contributor
Through regular fasting, God exposes the desires and the cravings we have that are not for Him, and the best part is, He changes them. When we are willing to come face-to-face with the question, “Do...
Women

Miscarriages and the God of All Grace

BH Women Contributor
In those first few days after we lost our third little one, God graciously revealed 1 Peter 5:10 to me in a whole new way. I got it. He was coming through on His promise to strengthen, confirm, and...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: Choosing to Love God

BH Women Contributor
My husband and I were married one month shy of twenty-nine years. I lost him to an eight year battle with cancer. I did not love anyone or anything on this earth the way I loved him. That was the...
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