Foster a Love for the Nations in Kids

 * Affiliate links included. “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 The Great Commission demands that we work {Read More}

About Kristy Bruce

Kristy is the wife of Kenneth Bruce, student pastor at Westwood Baptist church in Alabaster, Alabama. She is a stay-at-home mother to her four sons, two of whom were adopted from Ethiopia. Kenneth and Kristy are currently in the process of adopting a daughter from India. Kristy enjoys writing and has a passion for teaching the Word of God and helping women go deeper in their faith.

3 Ways to Help Persecuted Christians

For weeks our brothers and sisters in Iraq have been enduring harsh persecution at the hands of ISIS troops as they storm the country.  I heard on Fox News, some Iraqi believers, when faced with death were converting to Islam — and being killed anyway. Since the founding of the early church in the book of Acts, over 70 million Christians have lost their lives  because of their faith in Christ, and 65% of this immense number died in the 20th century alone. At the rate {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.

Finding a ‘Family’ when You’re Far Away

I just returned home for two weeks working with missionaries in Africa.  There are four families and a single intern who are serving in this area.  One of the things that stood out to me during my visit is how these missionaries have bonded together as a family.  They have done several things to create a family atmosphere that could be adapted anywhere to develop family ties when family is far away. They worship together weekly.  Each Tuesday they eat {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 Privilege of Worship

In Southeast Asia where 1% of the population has even heard the name of Jesus spoken, a small (and growing) group of believers are worshiping today. They are lifting hands and voices to our God with beauty and grace. For some in the group, this freedom to worship openly is new. Today let’s join in thanksgiving to the Lord for the privilege of worshiping Him. The following video is from missionary Chuck Quinley in Southeast Asia. (You may recall a {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.

Spuds with the Buds: Mission Fundraising

This is an easy fun summer party that can be done for any age group. Spuds with your Buds We baked enough potatoes for our guests then provided fun fixings for the potatoes.  You can have your guests bring a fixing for the potato bar and it will give them a reason to come.  Some of our fixings were Butter Sour Cream Grilled chicken Pulled pork and barbecue sauce Bacon Bits Cheese You get the idea.  Just pull together what {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 Value of Short-term Missions

Many Christian pragmatists suggest that short-term mission projects are a waste of resources. After all, it costs a lot of money to send a group of teenagers to Costa Rica for a week. What these well-meaning Christians don’t realize, however, is that it is impossible to calculate the value of short-term missions in God’s economy. Who knows what fruit God will cause to grow as His people are faithful to the Great Commission? As a former missionary, I can attest {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).

Gateway to the World

As we get older, we sometimes define ourselves (or are defined by others) by our limitations or what we can’t do. This can be especially true in applying for jobs or trying to start a new business or ministry. We may be healthy and not look our age until we see ourselves reflected in the eyes of younger people. The looks we get can be condescending. They’re like a pat on the head and a silent suggestion: “Why don’t you {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. In an easy-to-understand way, it 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.