Father Knows Best

The early 1950’s introduced a television show to the world based on a working father named Jim Anderson, his wife, Margaret, and their three children: Betty, Bud and Kathy. The show gave the typical struggles most family faced during the course of life, but it showed Jim as a man with sensible advice and as a reasonable parent in the home.  Viewers enjoyed watching the interactions of this family because they could relate to the children.  The show created a desire {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

Recognizing His Voice

Nestled within the mother’s womb, the infant develops until the time arrives for him to take his first breath of fresh air. During those nine months, the little one lives in awareness of the sounds outside his present place of residence.  Though muffled by water, his mother’s voice resonates over all others.  When he merges into the outside world, no matter what might divert his attention, his mother’s voice instantly regains his full consideration. In the same way, the Apostle {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

Truth about Truth

A genuine quest for truth in our journey with the Lord inevitable leads us to the valuable lessons taught to us in Scriptures and through the life and words of Jesus Christ. We must measure all of our beliefs and decisions according to these two facts before moving forward in life. Therefore, the first question when approaching any challenge in life should be, “How does my view of this situation align itself with the character of God?”  An honest evaluation {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

A View of God

As a young girl, my father surprised me with a trip to New York’s Madison Square Gardens to see the Harlem Globetrotters. In order to afford this adventure, we sat in the nosebleed section. My father solved the vision issue with a set of binoculars. He wanted to be absolutely sure that I got the best view possible from my seat. My experience came with limitations, but it gave me enough of an impression of almost touching the players. In {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

God’s Way of Handling Conflict

Inevitably where two people co-exist, conflict comes.  As much as we might have in common with another person, we cannot agree 100% of the time.  The question we face is:  will this disagreement break the relationship or can it be used to strengthen it? God desires for us to live in harmony and unity with one another. That begins with a willingness by both parties to listen to the heart of the other.  God’s Word in Matthew 5 and Matthew 18 {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

True Freedom

Freedom, defined in the truest sense of the word, cannot be dictated by the circumstances in which we exist.  Some of the most imprisoned souls dwell in nice homes, drive expensive cars, and enjoy all the luxuries this world has to offer. Despite this, they live in an oppression that threatens to sap the energy out of them.  What should bring pleasure and contentment instead increase their desire to hold onto everything tightly and to gain even more. The Apostles Peter, {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

His Word Guides

Contained within Scripture God promises answers to whatever life hurls our way.  In fact, everything we need for life and godliness dwells within its pages.  The more we take time out of the busyness of our lives to glean from God’s Word and memorize it, the stronger we become in our faith and walk with our Savior. Here are a few simple ways to hide the Word in your heart: 1)      Find a friend who desires to memorize too.  A partner {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

Our Family’s Christmas Traditions

The Christmas season traditionally begins for our family on Thanksgiving morning with a wonderful concoction known as wassail.  Our particular recipe consists of grapefruit, grape, orange, lemon and pineapple juice, tea, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.  We drink it the entire season until we consume the last batch just after Christmas.  My husband grew up with this warm drink and since my family lacked holiday traditions, I enjoyed passing this one down to our children. Our first son came into the {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

Wassail

1 quart of strong tea (can use 2 if you have large pot) 3 sticks of cinnamon 1 can of orange juice (46 oz) 1 1/2 cups of sugar 1 can of grapefruit juice (46 oz) 1 can of pineapple juice (46 oz) 1/2 cup of grape juice 1/2 cup of lemon juice 12 cloves Add water to taste, simmer until warm but be sure you do not let it boil. Serve or let cool and reheat in microwave in {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

Jesus, Redeemer of All Things

“The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.