About Sharon Hodde Miller

about-page.jpg Hello to all my readers, and to those of you finding me here for the first time,

Welcome to my blog! My name is Sharon Hodde (sounds like “Hottie”–I’m not joking) Miller  and I love writing about Christ for the women in his church. I live just north of Chicago with my husband, where we are both pursuing our PhD’s at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. My degree is in Educational Studies with a focus on evangelical women in higher education. I am also a regular contributing author to Her.meneuticsCultivate HerUngrind, and Faith Village. Most importantly, I am a Christian, and if you want to know more about what that means, click here.

To give you a little history about this blog, I started it several years ago in conjunction with a Bible study I was leading at the time. I wanted to walk alongside my Bible study members as they lived life and followed Christ, but it is difficult to be so holistic in just one sitting each week. I desired an additional outlet for teaching and encouraging those young women with the truths of Scripture, so I started blogging.

Out of that Bible study blossomed a new ministry called She Worships.

Why “She Worships?”

While “She Worships” isn’t exactly the catchiest name, I chose it for a very specific reason. Romans 12:1 tells us, “Therefore…in view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” As this verse teaches, the Christian life is to be defined by worship. We are to offer ourselves as living sacrifices, which means that each day is a sacrifice of worship to God.

Not only is Romans 12:1 the call of every Christian, but it runs against the grain of many women’s ministry resources today. If you ever wander into the women’s section at a Christian bookstore, you’ll find books about dieting, self-esteem, beauty and marriage, but worship isn’t a super popular topic. Unless you dress it up, it’s not a big seller.

While the culture doesn’t care much for worship, God certainly does. And as Romans 12:1 tells us, worship doesn’t just exist in a church. It’s a lifestyle. It permeates everything we do. Defined that way, worship is actually quite an undertaking.

Join me!

Although I use this blog as a platform for teaching and encouraging, it’s primarily a reflection of the lessons I’m learning about God and discipleship, and the topics can range from theology to dating! Given that premise, the language of this blog will be most familiar to Christians who have been following Jesus for awhile. If you are a young Christian or not a Christian at all, and some of the language or logic of my arguments is confusing (or you simply disagree), don’t hesitate to ask me about it! I am eager to talk with anyone and everyone as I continue to learn what it means to follow Jesus and worship him on a daily basis.

Worship is not for Sunday morning alone. Nor is worship for the Christian super-elite. It is God’s good plan for those who love Him. And as I have learned to worship God in my marriage, my friendships, my job, the grocery store and when I’m driving in my car, life has gotten even sweeter. I hope you will join me!

To contact me about speaking, writing, or questions about my blog, you can e-mail me at Sharon(at)sheworships(dot)com.

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  1. Shannon

    I am so glad I found your website. I have searched so many times for different types of Christian women blogs and marriage and….and… nothing came up that met me right where my heart was until this morning. I searched for “gentle and quiet spirit” and have now spent the last 45 minutes reading so many of your blogs.

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  3. Eunice

    Well, what can I say. Shannon has said it all and that is exactly where I am right now.

    And, yes, I think you have chosen exactly the right name. It was the gentleness about “She Worships” that struck a chord in my heart and made me follow the link. It speaks of such reverence and I also find it very lacking in a world where everyone seems to just go for the outward appearance. Thank you so much and God bless you greatly as you minister to us “God’s Girls”….♥

  4. Amanda

    I’m so glad I “googled”. It was the website name that called me to look. I think it was the perfect name that could only be suggested to you by a perfect God. Thank you and I will definitely be checking in. God bless!

  5. Deb Felts

    Hi, Sharon!
    I’m studying for a women’s retreat. I’ve been asked to be the speaker. The title of the retreat is “If I’m a Princess, what Happened to my Tiara?” I’m very excited to be teaching, because I had a hunch all along this “Princess” theme we assume as Christian women may be a little out of balance. As I began my study, one of the things I wanted to know what was being said and taught in the Christian community about our being “Princesses.” Googling, I came upon your blog. LOVE it. I look forward to being a regular reader and fellow-journeyer with you! – Deb

  6. Alireza

    Hi, I’m an Iranian Muslim who writes on various issues from current affairs to religion, mostly in Farsi (Iranian Language). However, once in a while I also write in English (you can find some of it here: http://301040.blogsky.com/category/cat-3/ ). Anyways, I was searching through the internet on an issue and found your site. I’d like to encourage you to continue what you’re going. I think your writings are inspiring and very helpful to all of us. I hope Allah/God blesses you and helps you on the path and journey to righteousness.
    By the way, here is the link on my blog where I’ve quoted you: http://301040.blogsky.com/1390/06/14/post-723/

  7. Christina Bohn

    You are amazing! As my mentor for almost 13 years, I have learned A LOT from you. From every aspect of my life, you have guided me: school, work, family, friends, boyfriends. I cannot express how much you mean to me. As I see you inspiring others, I pray they only receive as much knowledge and wisdom about being a woman in this life and in Christ. You have helped me break out of my self-absorbed bubble and into a butterfly flying with Jesus. I am continually praying for your ministry. I love you big sister. Always

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