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BH Women's Rewind

Ashley Chesnut
We had a wonderful night of conversation last week as we "rewound" the summer sermon series together around tables. Included below
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Am I Emotionally Unhealthy?

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

Ashley Chesnut
There wasn’t a fire. In fact, I even had a warning
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God and Emotions and You

Ashley Chesnut
It is a lie that we cannot control our emotions.
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Discipling Your Emotions

Ashley Chesnut
This scene in Inside Out is my favorite in the entire movie. Don’t you wish you could have such running commentary
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Summer Reads 2016

Ashley Chesnut
for those who have more liberty with their choice of reading materials (or will try to squeeze a non-school read in like me), here’s a few that I recommend.
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
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There's More to Worship Than Just Showing Up

Audrie Appel
Have you ever noticed that the lights at Brook Hills are always bright during our Worship Gatherings?
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Celebrating Mother's Day...When Mother's Day is Hard

Ashley Chesnut
Mother's Day is bittersweet for so many. Let's not forget those among us who close their Facebook feeds, skip church, and wish for it all to be over.
Women

Top Motherhood Posts on BH Women

Ashley Chesnut
a collection of the top BH Women blog posts on motherhood
Women

God on the Move in South Asia

BH Women Contributor
The same gospel I had taken for granted for 23 years was a hidden treasure to them
Women

Are We Post-Radical?

Ashley Chesnut
Let me warn you of some shocking news you are about to hear:
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Water to My Thirsty Soul

Suzie Gonzalez
I had virtually stopped going to church for years because my husband had been deeply hurt by the church and all I could see every time I tried to get involved in one was hypocrisy. I didn't want...
Women

They Are My One-Anothers

BH Women Contributor
One of the common threads we all share is a sense of authenticity and belonging, whether you call it a sisterhood, a tribe, or a family.
Women

Called to Serve or Just Called?

BH Women Contributor
He has gently exposed my delusion of “called to serve.” It’s a common phrase and a biblical phrase, but for me it gives me options...
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A Lack of Service is a Worship Problem

Ashley Chesnut
“If every believer served and gave of their time and money like you do, what would the church be like?”
Women

Maintaining a Balance

BH Women Contributor
I realize now that God will restore me to the right balance for every moment as I seek to serve Him with my life. The promise is right there
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