Pretty Woman – Rahab

(AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the only R-rated movie I’ve used in this series. I’ve only seen it on TV so some scenes may have been deleted. The rating code mentions sexual material, but since it’s about a prostitute that is a given. Made about 30 years ago, the version I saw is mild compared to current movies or TV.) The 1990 Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy Pretty Woman is a semi-Cinderella tale. Except the sweet heroine isn’t scrubbing fireplaces and being {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament which, in an easy-to-understand way, takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. Her other books are: A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Peasant Style French Onion Soup

My 13 year-old would live off French onion soup if it was allowed. You would think making homemade French onion soup would be easy. Apparently not for me. Nothing I have made over the years compared with restaurant quality French onion soup. I did the only thing I knew to do. I started buying it in a can hoping to find the version restaurants use. That is until I found this gem of a recipe. It is perfect. It is beyond perfect–it is {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Nativity Alive: The Shepherds Hurried into Christmas

* Affiliate links included. With a dozen sheep in my backyard, I appreciate the shepherds. These lowly young men with little education and spiritual knowledge ate simple foods, endured harsh weather in primitive wild lodgings, and defended themselves against animals, lions, bears, wolves, and thieves, while protecting animals they didn’t own. Clothed in heavy cloaks, carrying staffs and rods, their familiar presence and voices were a reassurance to their flock. They cared for expectant ewes, newborn lambs, and sick animals {Read More}

About Ann Stewart

Ann Marie Stewart is the author of Preparing My Heart for Advent and looks forward to her first novel STARS IN THE GRASS to be published November 2016. She and her husband Will raise two daughters and a whole lot of sheep on their farm in Virginia.

Why Read the Book of Revelation

* Affiliate links included. When I told my friends I was reading Revelation, their responses showed why they shied away from reading the last book of the Bible. “I don’t understand it,” said one. Another replied, “It’s too scary for me.” I can relate to their comments, but perhaps they missed the prologue. Revelation is the only book of the Bible that comes with this promise to readers and listeners: “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

More Facebook, Please!

* Affiliate links included. Everyone has their own opinions on the usage of social media. You love it, hate it, or lie somewhere in between. Currently, my involvement on social media is pretty limited. You won’t regularly find the latest thing my kid said, an exercise selfie, or what I’m having for dinner. There is nothing wrong with sharing those things. That just isn’t what I think to do in the moment. I am actually trying, though, to share more {Read More}

About Lacey Hughes

Lacey is a first generation pastor’s wife with a desire to share the joy of the Lord with those around her. She is the wife to Les Hughes III, senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. They have a two year old daughter and a son they welcomed December 2014. Lacey is a stay at home mom who loves building community with the people around her and encouraging women of all ages to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord.

Meet Danielle – Online Study Leader

* Affiliate links included. {Kellie’s Note: Danielle is graciously allowing MMCW to join her in the online Bible study Pressure Points by Chip Henderson starting February 2nd. She has it all set up and would love for you to participate as she leads the study. For all the details and to register, click here. To read more about how the study is set up, click here.} If anyone has been around the world and back, I have. I grew up in Texas, went {Read More}

{Inspire} Flowers of the Field

Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow; they don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! ~ Matthew 6:28-29   About Vicki HuffmanWriter / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman’s latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament which, in an easy-to-understand way, takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament which, in an easy-to-understand way, takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. Her other books are: A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Tried, Refined and Purified

Tried, Refined and Purified   For You, O God, have proved us; You have tried us as silver is tried, refined, and purified.”      Psalm 66:10 Amplified Bible     How is silver refined? How was it refined in Biblical times? A silver smith holds a piece of silver over the fire and allows it to heat up. The silver needs to be held in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest as to burn {Read More}

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Ways to Praise

Ways to Praise: Awesome, You’re the best, You made my day, That’s the best, A big smile, High five, Pat on the back, Great job buddy, Wow, Super, You are outstanding, Fantastic, Way to go! You are special, How creative! Outstanding job, Excellent, Great, Well done, Good job, Remarkable, I knew you could do it!, I’m proud of you, Fantastic, Super Job, Super Star, Nice work, You’re on top of it, Beautiful, Now you’ve got it! You are catching on.  Bravo, {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Throwback Thursday: Designer Placemats

With spring in full swing and summer ahead, we will be enjoying parties outdoors. Simplify the picnic setup by combining the silverware, napkin and placemat into one designer bundle. With five, six-inch straight stitches you can make these functional placemats. They are wonderful gifts for a new bride too! Materials needed: tea towel, 34-inch-long ribbon, sewing machine. Fold the end of the tea towel up to form a 6-inch pocket. Stitch along the edges. Stitch a 3-inch pocket on the {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.