Easter Symbols

What are the symbols of Easter? Bunnies, baby chicks, and Easter egg hunts?  To help children hear the true story of Easter, Family Life Today has prepared a carton of twelve colorful Resurrection Eggs®. Each plastic egg contains a meaningful object related to Easter (e.g., nail that pierced Jesus’ hands and feet) along with a booklet explaining these symbols. Look for these eggs at your local Christian bookstore, or order a dozen by calling 1-800 FL-Today or from their website, {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."

Relying on the Resurrection Life of Jesus

” ‘By this we believe. . .’ Jesus answered them. ‘Do you now believe?’ ” John 16:30. “Now we believe…” But Jesus asks, “Do you…? Indeed the hour is coming…that you…will leave Me alone” (John 16:31-32). Many Christian workers have left Jesus Christ alone and yet tried to serve Him out of a sense of duty or because they sense a need as a result of their own discernment. The reason for this is actually the absence of the resurrection {Read More}

Will We Rise Together?

Can you picture it… For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.  Encourage each other with these words. {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.

Spring Bulb Exchange

The weather is finally warming up.  It is a perfect time to get to know your neighbors better and have some fun.  Why not invite them over for a spring bulb exchange.  Many perennial flowers are grown from bulbs.  They need to be dug up periodically and separated.  Ask your neighbors to dig a few of their bulbs up and share them with others.  In return they will receive bulbs to plant for next spring. Send a fun invitation or {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.

Celebrate the Triumph of Easter with Books

Hope! Triumph! Victory! Celebration! These joyous words describe Easter. Since Christ’s resurrection is the pivotal event in history, consider these six books and others to help children and adults remember the true significance of Easter. 1. Easter Bunny, Are You For Real? (Is It for Real) by Harold Myra In this story, a father explains the difference between the commercial and biblical meanings of Easter to his family. His children learn the history behind the holiday and that it’s all right {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."

Faith in Full Bloom

After a long, hard winter in many areas, this week I got the annual surprise of seeing, seemingly overnight, flowering trees burst into bloom. Bushes and trees that looked like dead sticks a few days ago are suddenly resplendent with pink or white blossoms. I drive down the street and notice bright yellow daffodils dotting many yards as well as forsythia bushes. (And my yard is lavender because of the yet uncut clover covering it.) It’s a pastel wonderland. All {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.

It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming

Dr. S.M. Lockridge’s famous sermon, Sunday’s Coming, is worth listening to every Good Friday. Whether it’s your first time, or tenth, take the three and half minutes to ponder the depth of pain Good Friday brought to our Savior and his followers. While Christ knew Sunday was coming, the disciples, Mary, and the others did not. They stood devastated by the cross, not realizing they were witnessing not only their freedom, but all of mankind’s. The earth darkened. The veil {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.

Good Friday: The Deafening Silence of God

Have you ever heard the expression “bad things come in threes”? Once when I’d had one of those down times that came on the heels of three (or more) bad things happening, a friend tried to help. The pep talk could have been condensed to:  there’s a silver lining in every dark cloud, the sun will shine again, and the rainbow will once again be seen in the sky. Although my friend meant well, hearing someone spout platitudes when you {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.

Parades, Donkeys, and Obedience

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them (Matt. 21:6). Read: Matthew 21:1-11 I love a parade. The colorful uniforms, waving flags, and pompous music all create a mood of celebration and joy. It’s fun to stand on the sidelines and watch bands and drill teams march in synchronized steps. Often hometown celebrities wave from shiny convertibles and decorated floats. But I recall parades where I wasn’t a spectator. As the drum major’s shrill whistle blew, I marched {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."

Extra Special Dessert: He is Risen Rolls

He is Risen Rolls is hands-down one of the most viewed recipes on MMCW’s site. Probably because they are yummy. Definitely because these rolls are a great way to teach the Easter story through food to children of all ages. Why not set aside time this week to create an extra-special dessert as a family together? Laugh together, make a mess, and allow the truth of Easter to go deep into hearts and minds. Even if your little ones are {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.