Now They All Know I Love Them

* Affiliate links included. Timmy’s family had recently moved to a small town where he had begun second grade. One day he rushed home to tell his mother that his class was planning their Valentine’s Day party. They would each hang up a decorated sack to receive Valentines and the children would give them to whomever they wanted. And Timmy wanted to give everyone a Valentine. “I want to tell each one I love them,” he said. Timmy wanted to {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.

What I Love About Him

“Un” Husband Bashing Can I safely say, we’ve all done it? Sitting around with a group of women listing the things that get on our nerves about our husbands.  I feel like men are guilty of this too, however, we are probably worse because we are known as the “talkers.”  If we aren’t careful, we’ll end up harming someone else’s marriage.  Someone in that group may desperately need to hear uplifting words. Remember: Negative comments and bad attitudes are contagious! {Read More}

About Christa Young

Christa and her family relocated to the coast of Georgia in 2014. Her husband had longed to go “home” to the beach for some time. She has been busy raising children, homeschooling some years, and being very involved with church for the last 20 years in Nashville, TN. Her daughter is away at college and her son is an 8th grader at a new school. She finds herself in a new phase of life and, although scary at times, is taking it one day at a time. God has always taken care of her family; she feels beyond blessed~

Valentine Desserts to Say ‘I Love You’

We are bracing here in the South tonight for another onslaught of snow and ice. Valentine’s Day is Friday which means it will be a family dinner at home this year–hopefully with power. If you’re looking for some simple, economical  Valentine desserts to say ‘I love you’ this year, I have a few to share from Mentoring Moment’s archives. What are you planning for Valentine’s Day this year? Oreo Balls Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Mama’s Chocolate Chess Pie Pecan {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.

Lasting Valentines

Grandparents make a huge impact on their grandchildren’s lives. Although all my grandparents lived on another continent and I never met them, they passed on a godly heritage through their faith and prayers. In turn, I want to pass on a Christian heritage to my grandchildren and future generations I will never meet. One way to bless your grandchildren is to give them a Valentine’s Day gift of prayer. That simply means you spend extra time praying for them. You {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."

Love

I once was looking for love and I could not find it. It eluded me for many years. That which I believed to be love was only a vanishing mist over the waters of fantasy; the deep waters of fantasy. I dared to dip my toe past the mist into the cool wetness of liquid reality. Refreshing as it was, still it was not truth. I once was looking for love. “I’ve been calling out to you,” said Love, “You {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.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Parties & Dinners

Valentine’s Day is this week! Did you know Mentoring Moments has a special Valentine’s section on our blog? Over the years we’ve compiled posts on everything from favorite desserts to hosting a Valentine’s dinner party. You can check out all of our special Valentine posts here. For even more desserts and dinners perfect for Valentine’s Day, check out our Recipe Box located under the Art of Homemaking tab across the top of the blog. Valentine’s Party Newlywed Game Remember the {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.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

A while back, I was sitting in one of my classes, Spiritual Formation to be exact, where we were all sharing special traditions. One lady explained how her mother would make cookies every Sunday afternoon to put in her children’s lunches all week. I was fascinated, what a glorious tradition! The Horner Homemaking House, where I live and work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a ministry of offering beverages and cookies to guests who arrive to fix appliances, make {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

A Valentine for Jesus

Dear Jesus, You sent me a valentine written in crimson blood. It says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). And You’ve also said that nothing can separate me from Your love (Romans 8:38-39). This year I want to give You a valentine from my heart. What kind would You like? Would one of these hearts delight You? A faithful, undivided heart that puts You first each day (Matthew 6:33). A true heart that loves You with {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."

Favorite Valentine’s Day Desserts

Are you still thinking about what to make for a special family Valentine’s Day dessert? My criteria is simple: chocolate and easy to make.  Here are my top picks from MMCW’s Recipe Box for favorite Valentine’s Day Desserts. Angela’s Caramel Mocha Truffle Cupcakes. Nothing sounds yummier than a truffle cupcake! Angela gives step-by-step instructions in photos to make this an easy dessert to make for Valentine’s Day.   Molly’s authentic Black Forest Cake is one of her family’s favorite desserts.  {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.

Valentine’s Game: Getting to Know You

Every month we meet with five other couples for supper in one another’s homes.  This Supper Club has been meeting together for years, and we know one another quite well.  Or do we? My husband and I host the Supper Club every year in February, and we enjoy preparing a Valentine’s quiz for our friends each year.  The laughter—and even tears—around the table have drawn us closer as friends. Husband and wife each answer the questions on their own, and then {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).