Senior Moments

“Senior moments” have taken on new meaning. I watch her with one foot in high school and one foot in college, balancing college application essays, SAT tests, auditions, and scholarship applications. Never mind that she has five AP courses and is trying to figure out what she really wants to be when she grows up. (Which is looking like about right now). Is it any wonder she’s had a few meltdowns? From them, we’ve both learned two life lessons that {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.

What Real Friendship Says

My friend, Kimber, shared with me a talk she had with her almost teenage daughters. It was honest and insightful. Even as adults we need reminding what real, true friendships look like.  I know Kimber’s daughters were encouraged and I know you will be as much as I have been. “I have had a heart to heart talk with two of my kids this week about real, raw friendship. The sustainable kind of friendship that lasts far beyond a season 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.

10 Gifts for Kid’s Day

  Because we have a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day in America, people occasionally used to propose a national “Kid’s Day.” But whenever the subject of a special holiday for children came up, someone invariably pointed out that most major holidays revolve around children. And someone always added with a grin: “Every day is Kid’s Day.” I haven’t heard that argument lately. Maybe those who once believed it have changed their minds. Or had their minds changed for them. {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.

Throwback Thursday Link-Up: Cutting the Apron Strings

When we found out we were going to have a child, we began to dream of what he or she would become. We knew we would raise this child to love the Lord and follow His direction for his or her life. As young idealistic parents, we had no idea all that would be involved in bearing the responsibility of raising a child. The child we had great dreams for is now a 22-year-old man. It has been amazing how {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.

Safer in God’s Hands in the Middle of Africa

Our kids are born to spread their wings and leave the nest. That is a truth we all know, but it is so much different when you are the mom and your child is leaving the nest. Two weeks ago our youngest child walked across the graduation platform and last week she boarded a plane headed to Swaziland, Africa. I have had such a mixture of emotions: pride and joy mixed with sadness. It is not that I don’t want {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.

Summer Prayer for My Girls

One morning I had an hour to kill between appointments. Thankfully, I had a good book so I sat back and relaxed in my car. I celebrated the forced retreat, unable to hear the call of my messy house, dirty laundry, and tall grass. While reading in Ephesians, I found a unique passage to pray for each of my daughters. I spotlighted a phrase for each of them and wrote out the verses to later place on their pillows. Each {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.

Dealing with a Teen’s Disrespectful Remarks

Most people who have teenagers have been the recipient of disrespectful remarks. In our own teenage years many of our moms and dads may have used some kind of corporal punishment to help us with an attitude adjustment. But in our kinder-gentler-society, it is rare for this type of discipline to be used. Many parents just endure the sassy back-talk (with no consequences given) and try to speak truth into the child. I am not sure we are being effective. {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.

Raising Teens: Resisting the Urge to Badger

 Dad’s disgust showed on his face before his words even emerged. “I can’t believe you smell of cigarettes again.” “Really? You can still smell it?” Justin lifts his shirt to his nose to sniff it. “Yeah, me and probably half the folks in church tonight.” “Huh.” Justin shrugs. “I’m surprised. I haven’t smoked since Thursday. Been trying to quit. Oh well.” “Don’t you realize you’re polluting your body with poison every time you inhale?” He raises both hands in exasperation {Read More}

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Do You Think I’m Pretty?

For weeks photos of tween-age girls have shown up in my Facebook feed. All asking the same question: Do you think I’m pretty? If yes, hit ‘Like’. Last week, because a tween friend had clicked ‘like’, yet another teen girl showed up in my feed. I read all 59 comments to this pretty brown-haired girl. The filth ranged from calling her ugly to comments about her parents. The culprits–fellow girls and guys. The sponsor of this insanity, a Facebook page {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.