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Learning & Loving God

Ashley Chesnut
How can you love God - truly love God - without learning? Love without knowledge is fluffy and superficial. It’s naive. And knowledge without love is dry, stuffy, stale, overbearing, and legalistic.
Women

Women's Small Groups Serving Locally

Ashley Chesnut
Each semester, our Wednesday morning women's groups take one of their meeting days and serve together.
Women

Easter and the Outsider

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

Confessions of a Journaling Junkie

Ashley Chesnut
What you write down does not have to be tied up in a neat theological bow (or even written in complete sentences).
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

Silence & Solitude: The Spiritual Exercise No One Wants to Do

Ashley Chesnut
We’re shallow without silence and solitude in our rhythm of life.
Women

A Loner in Solitude with God

BH Women Contributor
We need Him, yet we don’t want to need Him. That’s the irony of a relationship with God. He provides all that He requires. We are truly dependent on Him, even in our desire to spend time with Him.
Women

Prayer Q&A

Ashley Chesnut
There have been several times in my life when I just didn’t know what to pray for, in the sense that I didn’t know what would be the best outcome. Have you ever felt like that?
Women

Women's Prayer Night Gathering

Ashley Chesnut
If you missed our Women's Gathering this past week, we had a wonderful evening of prayer and worship together! Thanks to those who came, and enjoy a few pics from the evening. ...
Women

Fasting and the Longest Day of My Life

BH Women Contributor
There is no greater communion with God than to give up nourishment for our stomachs in exchange for nourishment for our souls.
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

Well Said...Memorizing Scripture

Ashley Chesnut
"I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture."
Women

The Challenges and Joy of Memorizing Scripture

BH Women Contributor
Memorization has been a tool God has used in my life to teach me, mold me, reveal sin in my life, comfort me, sustain me through hardships, draw me closer to family, and learn to really meditate on...
Women

When I Don't Desire God's Word

Ashley Chesnut
Sometimes, I don't feel like reading God's Word. I know I should read it. I know I need to read it. But the desire is lacking. Have you ever felt this way?
Women

Eating McDonalds & Studying the Bible

Ashley Chesnut
I could eat McDonalds every day, and at the end of each day, I would not feel hungry since I did put food into my body. But while I wouldn’t feel hungry, I think we could all agree that a McDonalds...
Women

How Your Personality Type Affects Your Spiritual Growth

Ashley Chesnut
Because of our personalities, we have preferences, and our preferences relate to how we see and process the world. The danger with preferences when it comes to spiritual disciplines are that we...
Women

Relationships Aren't Math Problems

Ashley Chesnut
I can read my Bible every day, pray, confess sin, memorize Scripture, etc. and complete my checklist or some prescribed formula for growing as a Christ-follower, but my relationship with God can still...
Women

Deeper with Discipline...One Step at a Time

Ashley Chesnut
“Stuck. I feel stuck in my relationship with God. There’s no momentum or excitement. It’s just kind-of monotonous, like I’m on autopilot.” ...
Women

Subways, Nail Salons, and Year-Round Gospel Intentionality

BH Women Contributor
However, by the time he got off at his stop, he had heard the gospel and was the proud…I mean, shout “Hallelujah” proud… owner of a pink Bible.
Women

Top BH Women Blog Posts of 2015

Ashley Chesnut
2015 generated two exciting blog series on the BH Women blog: Sex & the Christian Woman and Calling and Contentment, and throughout the year, we continued to feature testimonies and mission trip...
Women

A Kenyan Christmas

BH Women Contributor
We were amazed at all the things you don’t have to do to prepare your heart to celebrate Christmas.
Women

A Childhood Prayer for Thanksgiving

BH Women Contributor
Granddad could pray a beautiful blessing. I heard him many times, but at Thanksgiving, he always wanted one of us kids to say the blessing as he would pray with us.
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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