Piper & A Child of God

  When I went to movies as a child, there was always a short film, a cartoon, or part of a serialized western before the main film. Now movies are longer and are preceded by previews of coming attractions, commercials for what the concession stand sells, and warnings to turn off your cell phone. So, when I took some of my grandchildren to last summer’s Finding Dory, I was thrilled to see a short animated feature from Pixar Studios. This {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.

The King and I – Esther

Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner lit up the technicolor screen in the 1956 Hollywood adaptation of a Broadway musical, The King and I. It won five Academy Awards with Brynner named Best Actor. In 1862 Anna Owens, a widowed schoolteacher, moves from England to Siam (now Thailand) with her young son to tutor the king’s crown prince and his 66 other children (!). Suddenly slammed by culture shock, Anna tries to comfort her son with a song that says, “Whenever {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.

He’s Writing My Bucket List

*Affiliate links included. We used to say, “These are the things I’d like to do before I die.” However, after the movie The Bucket List was released in 2007, our jargon changed. That film prompted many to create their own list for the first time. Although the name may have changed, the idea has not. Time flies when we’re paying bills and life continues on whether or not we take time to follow our dreams. Our dreams are what we want {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Loving & Appreciating Pastoral Families

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is the time of year when we go out of our way to do what we should have been doing all year long – letting our pastoral staff know we appreciate all they do. We humans get easily frustrated or irritated with each other. Have you ever caught yourself criticizing your pastor or his staff as you drive home after a Sunday morning service? Remember, those little ears in the back seat definitely ARE listening {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

What can I do? Finding God’s Purpose

We have all wondered at some time in our lives, just why we were born. Some are blessed to know early on what their mission on earth is – the child prodigies who can sing or play an instrument or who are in college by age 16. Even women in ministry positions often feel misplaced. We see a need and know we can fill the position so we jump in, whether it is our forte’ or not. The masses of us {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

15 Ways to Encourage Someone Today

We just never know what a kind word or deed can do to lift the spirit and encourage those we meet. Today, take a moment to remind yourself of some simple ways encouragement can be built into life. Make it Happen * Print out this list and add to it. Make it a family affair and get everyone involved in ways to bring a smile to others. * Pray over this list and ask the Lord to bring individuals to {Read More}

About Hope Wingate

My name is Hope Wingate. I live in Hoschton, GA with my brilliant husband, Jonathan and two incredible children: Aaron who is 7 and Adaira who is 4. I am a very enthusiastic stay-at-home mom and homeschooler. My heart beats for encouraging young mothers and I enjoy lead teaching classes for my local homeschool co-op. In my spare time I enjoy: sewing, rubber stamping, reading and watching BBC shows on Netflix.

5 Ways to Minister to a New Mom

A new mom can be overwhelmed with all of the changes going on in her body, her home, and her family. 5 ways to minister to a new mom 1.     If there are other children in the home offer to take care of them for an afternoon or a day. 2.     Offer to bring a meal complete with dessert. 3.     Bring paper goods to keep kitchen clean up to a minimum.  (Paper plates, plastic ware, napkins, and plastic cups.) 4.     Offer to keep {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.

An Unexpected Opportunity for You

*Affiliate links included. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10 ESV) 
“We have an opportunity for you,” wrote my West Coast friends in their Christmas e-mail. “Might you have any time this weekend for some unexpected ministry?” Seems their missionary friend “J” was traveling from Belize to Ethiopia and collapsed in our local airport. J had been comatose and unresponsive for over {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.

May We Break His Heart in a Positive Way

“Let my heart be broken with the things that break God’s heart” Bob Pierce, World Vision founder This came to my mind today as my pastor was preaching on Acts 10. I watched as the sermon began to be lived out right in front of my eyes. I had attended the first Sunday service and heard the message then stayed for the second service.  I was sitting in the back of the sanctuary with the sermon fresh on my mind. {Read More}

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Share with God’s People

“Share with God’s people in need.  Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13. Share with God’s People Did you notice that it did not say share with people in need if you have lots of money? Nor does it say practice hospitality if you have a clean or big house. It also doesn’t say to do it if you feel like it or if it makes you happy. As followers of Christ, we share with those in need and practice hospitality because of {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.