Coping with Change

As multiplied thousands of students graduate from high school and college this time of year, they hear lofty advice from baccalaureate and graduation ceremony speakers meant to prepare them for the future. Orators urge them to keep learning, think positively, set goals, strive for excellence  . . .  live successfully. Years ago Robert Hutchings, president of the University of Chicago, was asked: “If you could have your students leave this institution after four years with but one lesson firmly implanted {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.

Suddenly Alone

{Editor’s Note: Before today’s wonderful post, I want to let everyone know our daily articles may experience changes over the next month. Instead of Monday – Friday, we will be posting on a reduced level due to health issues within our staff. You might have noticed we have had some issues–both technical and health–that have not allowed us to post on our regular schedule recently. Please remember Mentoring Moment’s staff in prayer for health and for the Lord’s writing creativity. {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.

Press in to Touch Jesus

Our daughter Angelica’s marriage to Stephen delighted Jerry and me because it brought us one step closer to being grandparents. Their talk of moving to Europe stretched over the first year of their marriage. I simply chose not to believe it. When Stephen accepted a job offer in Hungary, my heart sank. They were expecting their first baby in the fall and now my tiny dream-come-true would be across the globe. He moved to Budapest when Angel was in her {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.

Gentleness Through the Generations

Who in your life models gentleness? My mother, Lena, set an example of gentleness and passed it on to generations that followed her. Lena gave birth to her third son in a Russian hospital while her husband was in prison for preaching the gospel. They escaped to America in 1931, and raised a large family during the Depression. In her lifetime, she buried three children and lost others to miscarriage. Although she could have become harsh, stern, and bitter, she {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."

Peaceful Grandparenting: An Atmosphere of Worship

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9).“What is peace?” I asked my husband. But before he could answer I said jokingly, “Is it when the grandkids go home?””No,” he replied quickly. “It’s too quiet when they’re gone.” I’m grateful my husband enjoys spending time with our grandkids and that he’s a real peacemaker. We both love quiet, peaceful surroundings, so we try to prevent squabbles when our grandkids visit. Of course, that isn’t {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."

Forget My Birthday

I turned 66 this year, March 25th to be precise. I generally don’t forget my own birthday, so I wondered why amazon.com sent me a reminder about it?  Did I ask to be reminded?  There are plenty of things I need reminders about–like where I put the car keys, my password on this and that, but not my birthday! Each year I think a little more seriously about my age.   Our lifetime passes quickly as the writer of Psalm 90 points out.  For {Read More}

About Jackie Henry

Writer Jackie Henry is the founder and director of the “Teacup Widow’s Ministry,” a ministry designed to bless, encourage and empower widows. Jackie was a widow for nine years when she met and married Rev. Larry K. Henry, who is an ordained minister in the Church of God. Jackie has served as the director of Women’s Ministries at the Lawrenceville Church of God for 14 years. She has been employed by North Ga. Church of God Executive Office for 17 years. Jackie and Larry have been appointed as pastors of the Dahlonega Church of God At Mercy Hill. Jackie has learned that God’s Word will mix with life’s experiences to create the wisdom that is needed for living. Her love for God has given her a winning combination.

Faith’s Dynasty

by Vicki Huffman In the U.S., September 11, 2011 is National Grandparents’ Day. It’s a good time to stop and pay tribute to our grandparents—or their memories. As children we may have heard it said of ourselves, “You look just like your mother” or “you’re the spitting image of your father.” But some studies indicate that more physical and personality traits are passed directly from grandparent to grandchild than from parent to child. We bend over a newborn’s crib and {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.

Nana Nanny

I thought when I retired I would enjoy traveling, relaxing and doing things I couldn’t do while I was working. Instead, my days and nights are filled with unexpected interruptions.  Four years ago I elected to retire early and move in with my daughter and her husband. As managers in retail, their hours are erratic, never knowing what time they will be home. In today’s society grandparents are needed to babysit, either full-time or part-time. I had many concerns regarding {Read More}

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Passing the Baton of Faith

  The house of the righteous contains great treasure (Proverbs 15:6 NIV). What if your home burned down? Or all your possessions were stolen? What would you have to pass on?  Through Jesus—plenty. In contrast to earthly treasure, an eternal inheritance impacts generation after generation. Even now, my parents, who taught me about Jesus at a young age, have helped build faith into my children and grandchildren and generations to come. To pass on our faith, we must purpose to {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."

Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting

* Affiliate links included. “If I would have known grandchildren were going to be so much fun, I would have had them first.” Though author Lydia E. Harris didn’t pen that phrase, her love for grandparenting permeates her new book, Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting. A book so rich in heartwarming stories, timeless wisdom, and creative suggestions, grandparents of any age or stage will want to apply the concepts immediately. This six-week Bible study includes all the necessary Bible passages printed {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.