Baby Boom and Hannah

In the 1987 film Baby Boom, J. C. Wiatt, played by Diane Keaton, is the consummate career woman, an executive on the fast track to a vice-presidency with a large company. She lives with her boyfriend in a spotless ultra-modern New York apartment. But her life changes radically when she receives an inheritance from a cousin in England. Imagining it to be the deed to a castle or an exotic treasure, J. C. meets the bearer of the inheritance paperwork {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Women’s Rights and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a 1954 musical comedy based on the short story “The Sobbin’ Woman” by Stephen Vincent Benet. It’s one of those oldies and goodies that I’ve watched many times and that never grows old. When I showed it to my young teen granddaughters, who had never heard of it, they were entranced and amazed. Handsome (baritone) Howard Keel plays Adam Pontipee, the eldest of seven brothers, who leaves his backwoods home in the Rockies in {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

While You Were Sleeping ~ Leah

While You Were Sleeping (1995) is a charming chick-flick in which Sandra Bullock plays Lucy, a toll booth clerk on the Chicago elevated railway. Because she has no family, she usually works the holiday shifts. She is a plain girl (makeup artists tried to make Bullock look plain, but only succeeded in making her look shabby). Lucy thinks she is in love with a handsome commuter, Peter (played by Peter Gallagher), who takes the train almost daily. However, he doesn’t {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Song of Freedom

The exact moment of one’s perceived independence is subjective, isn’t it? The date or event fluctuates with age. As a young teenager I sang, “Born Free” with the sorrow of a caged animal. My spoiled, middle-class American teenage girl angst shrouded the recognition of the myriad freedoms I took for granted. “When I’m 18, I’ll finally be free of these adults and their strict rules,” I moaned with self-imposed grief. When I was 18 and moved out of my parents’ {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.

Fried Green Tomatoes – Deborah and Jael

Fried Green Tomatoes was a book and screenplay by Fannie Flagg, an actress and a Southern woman. At the beginning of the 1991 movie we see a mousy, meek Kathy Bates playing Evelyn Couch who visits her husband’s aunt in a nursing home. There she meets a lively, talkative old lady played by Jessica Tandy. Tandy’s character, Ninny Threadgoode, begins spinning a tale (that the movie scenes take up) about two women whose friendship began when they were young: Ruth {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Not Enough Rocks – Forrest Gump’s Jenny

The 1994 movie Forrest Gump won six Oscars and is the 13th top-rated movie on IMDb’s website. In it Jenny, a beautiful little blond girl befriends the mentally slow young boy Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) in elementary school. She tries to protect him and is the one who shouts, “Run, Forrest! Run!” when bullies pick on him. Jenny, played beautifully by Robin Wright, becomes the love of Forrest’s life. No matter where he goes or what he does—and {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Healing from Mean Girl Pain

“Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Were you taught that as a child? I know I was.  The well-meaning adult who taught it to me was sincere in trying to help me see that words can’t physically bring pain. She was wrong about the pain that words can inflict. Words linger in our minds long after the person is gone, and the enemy replays them often. Someone can compliment you over and over, but {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.

How to Deal with Mean Girls

How do you deal with mean girls? If you watch popular television shows today, you would think the correct answer would be get her before she gets you, be meaner than them, be smarter, quicker, more powerful or have more money. A quick wit and fierce tongue may seem to be a fix but may lead to violence. If fighting back like the world says is not the answer, what is? Before you hear the Sunday School answer and say {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.

Are You A Mean Girl?

I posted a question on social media asking for help writing this article on Mean Girls and, within an hour, I had over 35 comments not to mention the likes that came as a part of each comment. Mean girls have existed since man’s time on earth began because sin entered the world.  Along with sin came selfishness, jealousy, revenge, pain and just plain hurt. The rapid response to my questions made me keenly aware that there are many hurting {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.

Missionary Amy Carmichael Part 2

*Affiliate links included. In Part I yesterday we saw that Amy Carmichael had arrived in India. She settled in at a missionary school in Dohnavur, near the southern tip of India, working with a missionary couple. She felt that her mission was to preach to anyone she could get to listen. She soon found that the layers of clothes and pith-like helmets the English wore were both uncomfortable and alienating. Amy adopted the Indian wrapped-dress, the sari, and wore it {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.