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Fickle Feelings You Have Failed Us

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member and Small Group Leader, Kristi Kirkland.I feel tired. I feel hungry. I feel irritated. I feel hurt. I feel frustrated. I feel happy. I feel fine. I feel...
Women

Bringing the Gospel Home this Fall

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post is taken from Sunday's Worship Guide story and is written by John Tice, the Children's Minister at Brook Hills.No other season of the year provides such unusual opportunities as...
Women

Self or Surrender?

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member, April Allen.The story of Abraham and Isaac has always intrigued me. Or maybe “bewildered” is a better way to put it. How in the world could God ask...
Women

Help! I'm Reading Romans 9!

Ashley Chesnut
Today, we reach that passage in our Bible reading plan. The passage that pastors do not like to preach. The one where we have to wrestle with a doctrine that is difficult to understand - election. If...
Women

Heaven Is For Real, But What About Hell?

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member, Jan Rowland.It never occurred to me that I should evaluate the existence of my Great Grandfather by whether or not I had seen or experienced him. I...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: From Skepticism to Salvation

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member, Whitney Frasier.I definitely fit the old “I grew up in church” cliché’. I did. My parents divorced when I was a baby, but both of them on their...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: Diagnosis Day

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member and Small Group Leader, Scarlet Thompson.In our household, November 29th is known as D-Day, or diagnosis day. Eight years ago on that day, my husband and...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: He Loves Me

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member Carla Garikes.My name is Carla Garikes, and I am 54 years old. When I was a little girl, I attended church with my family and thought that made me a...
Women

Happy Birthday, Jesus

Ashley Chesnut
Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the homeThe kids were stir crazy, bouncing off the wallsThe stockings were stuffed, hung on the chimney with care,It was obvious that someone had been...
Women

Stop and Think This Christmas

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member and small group leader, Carol Brown.What if We Just Stop? Stop the Madness! Look at Christmas Differently!Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: God's Grace & Cancer

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Julie Estep.I had been a Christian for a long time but still never felt close to Him. I remember laying in bed one night just praying and talking to God trying to figure...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: The Idolatry of Grief

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Sue Mooney. Sue has attended Brook Hills for 2 1/2 years and became a member a year ago. Five and a half years ago, God called her husband home after a brief but very...
Women

Book Review: Return to the Garden

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Jamie Klemashevich. Hailing from the great state of Texas, Jamie works with student ministry at the church and is passionate about equipping the church, seeing...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: My Everything

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member, Gwen Cooke.As a child raised in a Christian home, I accepted Christ into my life at an early age. And growing up, I was nurtured spiritually by my...
Women

What Would You Like To Read?

Ashley Chesnut
Thanks to everyone who has been following and contributing posts to the BH Women's Blog! As we move forward, we'd love to hear from you as far as what types of posts you're interested...
Women

The Gospel at Work Conference

Ashley Chesnut
When Pastor David preached on "The Cross and the Christian's Work," he mentioned an upcoming conference at Brook Hills. On November 22-23, The Church at Brook Hills will be hosting The Gospel at...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: God in the Midst of Grief (Part 2)

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Jessica Roberts. For Part 1 of Jessica's story, click here.buying cigars onlineDating is difficult. Dating after having been married is hard. Dating after being...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: God in the Midst of Grief (Part 1)

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Jessica Roberts. Jessica is married to Rhodes and is the mother of two girls, Ava and Elloree. Her greatest joy is Jesus Christ, but her family, fitness, reading as...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: God's Provision in Chile (Part 2)

Ashley Chesnut
To read Part 1 of Mohana's story, click here.I finally graduated college and started my career at a shipping agency in Valparaiso, Chile. Three months later, my dad went to be with the Lord. I felt so...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: God's Provision in Chile (Part 1)

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Mohana Shull, a Brook Hills small group leader who was born and raised in Viña del Mar, Chile. She is married to Jared and has two precious little boys, Nate and...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: A Real Relationship

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member, Jessica Collins.Last May, I wrote this prayer in my journal, “I want a REAL relationship with you O, Lord.”I was blessed to have been raised in a...
Women

Wordless Wednesday: Chasing Comfort

Ashley Chesnut
In this video from The Gospel Coalition, Gloria Furman, Nancy Guthrie, and Lauren Chandler discuss the tendency we have as women to search for comfort from everyone and everything but...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: Good Isn't Good Enough

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Brook Hills member Lynn Richardson.From the time I was a little girl, I thought that being a Christian meant that you went to church and tried to be a good person. I...
Women

Testimony Tuesday: Letting Go

Ashley Chesnut
Today's post was written by Beth Middleton who is married to Jeff and is the mother of three children, Jordan, Elizabeth, and Gaelan. She has lived in Birmingham for 12 years and is a member of...
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