Review of Stars in the Grass

Mentoring Moments columnist Ann Marie Stewart’s newly released novel, Stars in the Grass, debuted on February 1. The idyllic world of nine-year-old Abby McAndrews is transformed when a tragedy tears her family apart. Before the accident, her dad, Reverend John McAndrews, had all the answers, but now his questions and guilt threaten to destroy his family. Abby’s fifteen-year-old brother, Matt, begins an angry descent as he acts out in dangerous ways. Her mother tries to hold her grieving family together, {Read More}

I Can Learn to Pray by Holly Hawkins Shivers

* Affiliate links included. “Now I lay me down to sleep…”  Do you remember the rote prayer we learned as children?  Or maybe you taught your children, “God is great, God is good. Let us thank Him for our food.”  There is nothing wrong with teaching a child those simple prayers, but as our children get older we want to teach them how to talk to God about their everyday problems and give Him thanksgiving for the things He is {Read More}

What We’ve Been Reading {Non-fiction}

Your Divine Design- Discover, Develop and Deploy Your Spiritual Gifts by Chip Ingram / Hope Wingate I recently completed this group study with a group of ladies. I’ve done spiritual gift assessments before, but this study really teaches about the gifts in practical ways. My takeaway from the study was that learning about your spiritual gifts and even using them is not the goal. Becoming like Christ is the goal. Chasing God by Angie Smith / Ginny Holcombe Are you {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.

5 Fiction Books the Staff has Fallen in Love with this Year

*Affiliate links included. Today I’m sharing 5 fiction books the staff has fallen in love with this year. You will see the book, name of the author followed by the staffer recommending the book. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and add a few books to your to-read list today. If you have a recent fiction favorite, share it in the comment section. We are always on the lookout for good books. Blue Christmas by Dianne Moody / Page Hughes If you have ever {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.

Handbook to Help Understand End-Time Prophecy

* Afflilate links included. With nearly 900 prophecies about Jesus’s Second Coming in the Bible (three times as many as for His first coming), I certainly had questions about key events that will take place before the Lord’s return. I found The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah a good place to begin finding solid answers. Dr. Jeremiah’s book is organized by questions and answers on these topics: current events, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Antichrist, the Second Coming, the Millennium, {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."

Healing Your Church Hurt

* Affiliate links included. “After everything that happened I could never go back.”  That sentence appears on the back cover of Stephen Mansfield’s book, Healing Your Church Hurt: What To Do When You Still Love God But Have Been Wounded by His People. He looks at why people are leaving the church by the droves and many are saying just that.  They have been hurt by well- meaning church going people.  Words play over and over in their head and the {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.

The Courageous Life of Marie Durand

* Affiliate links included. Christian biography author, Simonetta Carr’s new book, Marie Durand – Christian Biographies for Young Readers, introduces the courageous life of Marie Durand. Growing up, I read few Christian biographies before the age of 30. It is exciting to see Ms. Carr’s dedication to reviving and retelling stories of incredible faith and bravery by those facing hardship, imprisonment, and even death for their belief in Christ Jesus. While written for young readers, all ages will enjoy Marie Durand’s {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.

4 Friday Favorites

*Affiliate links included. I tell you it’s HOT in Atlanta! My family and I went to the College Football Hall of Fame last Saturday and it was 102 degrees. This week is not much cooler. During days like this, I stay in the cool air conditioning and catch up on internet resources. Here are four favorite sites I bookmarked thinking you might enjoy them too. 9 Favorite Summer Strawberry Recipes with Free Printable Recipe Cards for All! These low-sugar strawberry parfaits {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.

A New Planner for You

I recently completed a 91 day “Let’s Get Organized” challenge which was facilitated by professional organizer Mary Johanson of the Mary Organizes blog. Mary has a true gift for getting people motivated to roll up their sleeves while simultaneously helping them pinpoint exactly where to apply a little elbow grease to bring life under control. As a wife and homeschooling mother of 6 kids, ages 2 to 18, I usually hit the ground running in the morning and don’t stop {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Christmas Moments – 50 Inspirational Stories

Christmas Moments: 50 Inspirational Stories of the True Meaning of Christmas Yvonne Lehman, compiler Grace Publishing, 2014 One of my joys during the holidays is reading Christmas stories. There’s nothing like sitting beside the twinkling Christmas tree, sipping a cup of hot chocolate, and savoring an old favorite Christmas book or sampling a new one. If you’re looking for a fresh Christmas book filled with heartwarming memories, Christmas Moments may be just the book for you or a friend. Compiled {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."