Sharayah Colter

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MOTHER’S DAY: Trained by my toddler … and the Holy Spirit

Sharayah Colter recounts lessons in obedience and a good attitude she is learning from her 18-month-old son -- and the Holy Spirit.

FIRST-PERSON: When feminism & faith collide

"God cares more for women than any pro-woman advocate possibly could," Sharayah Colter writes. Women must be cautious whether "voices demanding something in the name of justice and equality for women are friend or foe," she writes.

MOTHER’S DAY: A celebratory yet bruised heart

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Almost six months ago, God gave me the greatest gift I've ever received besides salvation and an amazing husband: a son. Sheridan Steele Colter, born at 8 pounds and half an ounce after 30 hours of labor, is truly an answer to innumerable prayers. He is "my sunshine," and I'm continually in awe of the miracle of his life each time I whisper my love in his ear, stroke his strawberry-blonde hair and tickle his tiny toes.

Seminary prof now a police academy graduate

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- For counseling professor John Babler, intertwining ministry as a fire department chaplain with academic training has been a natural part of life and work. Now, he also is a police academy graduate. Babler, a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary faculty member, attended the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy during 22 weeks of a sabbatical last year. Upon graduation, he became a reserve police officer for the Fort Worth-area Forest Hill Police Department.

FIRST-PERSON: I implore you

"I implore you," Sharayah Colter writes: Beg in desperation for the lives of the unborn. "We must fight for those whose first breath is under siege," she writes. "Humans must not let other humans do this to each other."

‘Tea at 3’ highlights relationships, God’s Word

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The first "Tea at 3" drew women of all ages, representing missions and ministry organizations, seminaries and churches from across the convention. The turnout has those who attended and helped organize this year's event already talking about 2016.

FIRST-PERSON: Ministry wives — join your husbands at the SBC annual meeting

Sharayah Colter recounts the value of ministry wives going to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting with their husbands. There are plenty of events for ministry wives and plenty of ways that participating in the annual meeting can aid their husbands' ministries.

Youth pastors join in call to prayer

[QUOTE@left@160="We just sensed the need to pray simultaneously alongside our senior pastors."
-- Ark. youth pastor Keith Harmon]FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Youth pastors are joining in to pray for revival and spiritual awakening.       Sparked by plans for a senior pastor prayer meeting Sept. 30–Oct. 1 in Southlake, Texas ...

Marriage-ministry theme lifts pastors’ wives

HOUSTON (BP) -- Encouragement for the medley of marriage and ministry was relayed during the Pastors' Wives Conference June 10, part of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference prior to each year's SBC annual meeting.       The three-hour session included keynote addresses from Barbara O'Chester and Jennie Allen, a panel discussion and a time of prayer and worship.

Southwestern sends forth 234 graduates

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary presented diplomas to 234 students during its spring commencement, with President Paige Patterson charging the men and women to keep leading people to Christ as their top priority.