Forgiving a Parent

* Affiliate links included. “Everyone thinks forgiving is a wonderful idea until they have something to forgive.” C. S. Lewis Sometimes I have a flood of memories connected with my Irish heritage, such as my grandmother singing lullabies with a lilting Irish accent copied from her parents who emigrated from Dublin. A song I asked for over and over, with its accompanying almost-drop-the-baby gestures, was fun but not particularly soothing: “I went to the animal fair. The birds and bees {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. 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 has taught the Bible for many years and has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

4 Scriptures I’m Praying Over My Kids

Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the life of your young children. ~ Lamentations 2:19 As I began a new journal, I set aside a page to write Scriptures to pray specifically over my children in 2015. It is important as their mother to be intentionally focused in my prayers and continually listening for the Lord’s leading and direction. Over the years I’ve come to recognize the Lord’s still small voice {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.

Child Support and God’s Faithfulness

*Affiliate links included We were both single parents when Jerry and I met. He had been alone for six years and his three sons lived with their mom an hour away. My son, daughter, and I were a contented trio; their father had left two years earlier. I admired how Jerry spoke of his sons with love. His visits with them were at his parents’ house and usually required an argument with their mom before she’d concede. Seeing him struggle {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.

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.

Let Them See Jesus Changing Me

As I was praying for my son tonight before bed, I started going into a phrase I pray often. “Lord let them see Jesus in me!” I stopped and it occurred to me (as if the Holy Spirit were in my head or something) to change my prayer. Let Them See Jesus Changing Me I began to pray that my children would see Jesus changing me. I want them to know that God has the power to heal and to {Read More}

About Sarah Parham

My name is Sarah Parham. I’m a Georgia girl who has made Kentucky my home. I am a wife and mom of 3, and I work for a campus ministry. My greatest passion is to inspire people to live for the Glory of God. The one in whose image we are all created. Occasionally I blog at sarahparham.com. Come visit sometime!

Pumpkin Patch Parable Tradition

Living in the early stages of parenthood, Les and I have made a priority of creating traditions that our children will enjoy, but more importantly turn their focus to the Lord. At only 18 months old, our daughter was far too young to understand what was being read, but we felt like there are still some valuable traditions that we want to create. One evening my husband and I took Lily Page, our daughter, outside and read her a book {Read More}

About Lacey Hughes

Lacey is a first generation pastor’s wife with a desire to share the joy of the Lord with those around her. She is the wife to Les Hughes III, senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. They have a two year old daughter and a son they welcomed December 2014. Lacey is a stay at home mom who loves building community with the people around her and encouraging women of all ages to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord.

5 Reasons to Eat Dessert for Supper

Who allows their children to eat dessert for dinner on a regular basis? Well, I do and what’s more, I have 5 reasons to eat dessert for supper. Every Sunday night is dessert for dinner at the Renfroe home! It all started on New Year’s Eve. Meeting several women who are ahead of me on the parenting journey (older teens / grown children) I listened intently as they shared favorite family traditions. One of the gals, a pastor’s wife and the daughter of {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.

When Someone You Love Is Verbally Attacked

I am not a perfect wife, mom, daughter, sister, or friend.  When someone I care deeply for is being attacked verbally my “mother bear claws” seem to come out.  I want to react in a defensive manner and protect the one I love.  Is that how Jesus wants us to react though? I recently had an opportunity to be tested in this area. Thank goodness I was not there in the minute, but as my loved one called me on {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.

Why Me Time Is Not Selfish

I have learned a lot in the past year as I struggled and strived through the first year of motherhood. It has been filled with exciting moments as well as those times when I have had to dig into the Lord’s strength. I either have nothing left to give or am tempted to give a fleshly response when encountering frustration. This past year has stretched me exponentially. However, one of the most valuable things I actually have “learned” has had {Read More}

About Lacey Hughes

Lacey is a first generation pastor’s wife with a desire to share the joy of the Lord with those around her. She is the wife to Les Hughes III, senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. They have a two year old daughter and a son they welcomed December 2014. Lacey is a stay at home mom who loves building community with the people around her and encouraging women of all ages to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord.

The Good Fight for their Souls

As a stay-at-home mother of four little boys, I constantly find myself in the kitchen. There are meals to be cooked, sippy cups to refill, a pile of dishes that seems to never end–and someone is hungry for a snack all the time. The kitchen is truly the hub of activity in our household. Just above the kitchen sink I have written on an index card “Fight the Good Fight for Their Souls TODAY.” This saying reminds me that I {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.