10 Steps to Hurdle the Daycare Barrier

We’ve all been there. You drop your child off at the home of your childcare provider or daycare center and she cries, “Mommy, stay with me! Don’t go!” It rips your heart out. If only I could, you think to yourself. If only there was a way. You turn back and look over the fence. Another woman is comforting your child, wiping her tears. There has to be a way. As far-fetched as it may seem, have you considered jumping {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.

Time Saver — Time Waster

“Stupid internet is out again,” I grumbled. I had research to do and Bible verses to verify. I had deadlines to meet. When spellcheck can’t help, I typically key my butchered version into the search engine and get the answer instantaneously. I tried three spellings of a word I struggled with – nothing. Looking at the shelf above my computer I saw a large, familiar book. I grabbed the The Merriam-Webster Dictionary and blew the dust off in a little cloud. I {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.

Unemployed Faith

When MMCW asked me to post an excerpt from my new book Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, I decided that although not everyone has experienced a job loss, most of us have experienced monetary problems and losses, for which the book also gives biblical advice. So this is an excerpt from my chapter “Money Matters—and How?” that I hope you will find helpful no matter your situation: A bumper sticker says, “I owe, I owe, {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.

5 Tips for Running a Business After 50

“The length of our days is seventy years–or eighty if we have the strength . . . Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”  (Ps. 90: 10, 12 NIV). It was once stated, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Well, I’m not so sure I can speak for the senior canines, but this 66 year-old grandma who entered the business world at age 59 is still learning new tricks every {Read More}

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Tough Decisions about Tomorrow

Every day we make decisions. Some decisions are life-altering and require much time and attention. As children of God, we have “an edge” when it comes to making important choices. We can look back over our lives and see where God has been at work. We can see a pattern of His guidance, pray for His direction, and make decisions from there. In the past, as I have found myself looking for a new job in a new town, I {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.

Which Wall is Your Ladder Leaning Against?

We live in a busy culture–too busy at times. Let me remind you that we work to live; we ought not live to work. Spouses who spend their entire lives giving their best shot to the company often make a sad discovery as they grow older. Though they’ve reached the top of the corporate ladder, they discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall. A successful businessman once refused to participate in a heart disease reduction program at work. “Why would {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

Mercy in the Marketplace

”If you had known what these words mean, I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent.” [Matthew 12:7] Unlike the jungles of Africa the mission fields of the western world are found in the fields of business and commerce. Those of us called to this mission field see daily the consequences of; broken lives, bloated selfishness and beleaguered children of God who have fogged their minds and fashioned their hearts with the things of this world. Into {Read More}

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Are You Relocating?

”I have set the Lord always before me…” [Psalm 16:8] David was the anointed king yet he roamed around from place to place, like Abraham before him who went out not knowing where he was going or Jacob and Moses who ran for their life into the dessert—destiny awaited them all, through the doorway of ‘relocation’. With all the economic flux that is shaking our nation, people are relocating, forced to leave their homes, communities and places of worship. In {Read More}

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Leaving with Integrity

  All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves. –Amelia Barr The year was 1996.  We were in transition from the state of California to the state of Texas because of a job that had ended.  I’ll never forget crossing the state line between California into Arizona and looking in the rear-view mirror.  Tears ran down my face as I saw the last California palm tree I would see {Read More}

About Beba Schlottmann

Beba Schlottmann is an exuberant worshiper whose passion comes from a deeply-rooted relationship with Jesus Christ and a love for diverse styles of music and cultures. Moving to the states at age 12 from Puerto Rico, Beba graduated from West Coast Christian College in Fresno, CA. She is the president of Women on the Move, a ministry of the Lawrenceville Church of God. Beba also serves as a worship leader, teacher, interpreter and as a mentor. Beba's involvement in mission work has taken her to Europe, Central America and the Caribbean where she has served as a speaker, teacher, worship leader and interpreter. Beba's pride and joy are the men in her life, her husband Brian and their two boys, Matthew and Julian. She enjoys traveling, writing, reading, singing, and hosting international friends. Her not-so-secret indulgences include coffee and any flavor of Milka chocolate. You can visit her blog or Facebook profile to find out more about Beba.

Equipped for the Workplace

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20 / Proverbs 13:12 Over 70 percent of our time is spent in the workplace, yet our training and teaching focuses {Read More}

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