Want to Read the Bible through in 2014?

It is hard to believe we will soon be closing the book on 2013 and opening a fresh page on 2014.  In 2013 we challenged our Mentoring Moments readers to join us as we read the Bible through.  I must admit, I did not know how many would actually accept the challenge and make the journey with us, but for the last year over 700 of you stepped up! I have thanked the Father often for each of you and asked Him to {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.

Ten tips for getting the most out of your Bible reading

Note: These ten tips for getting the most out of your Bible reading are adapted from Richard Baxter’s Practical Religion, chapter 20. Richard Baxter was a prolific writer and a prominent pastor in the 1600s.  The Practical Works of Richard Baxter is a treasure trove of almost 1,000 pages in length, covering all manner of useful topics relating to Christian living. 1) When you read the Bible, do not come to it with an evil, unbelieving heart.  Do not read {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).

Getting Ready to Read God’s Story

On New Year’s Day we will began our adventure of reading through the Bible in 2013. Reading God’s Story will be a life changing experience for everyone. When we immerse ourselves in the Word, growth and change happen. Remember, ‘the word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword.’ Are you ready to grow in the Word this year? I am! There are several reading options available, just choose the one most suited to your life style. * Printed versions {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.

Will You Join Us? Reading God’s Story in 2013 Together

Have you ever felt led to read the entire Bible but never followed through? Maybe you started and allowed it to fall to the side, or maybe thought of reading the Bible from cover to cover is overwhelming. My friend and accountability partner Cindy and I have read the Bible through each year for about ten years. When we first started both of us felt overwhelmed, but through the years we have learned having a plan is a huge step {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.

A Great Privilege

  “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  James 4:8 NASB Prayer: Gracious Heavenly Father, sometimes life can be so overwhelming.  There are days when life leaves me doubting and discouraged.  Yet, Your Word tells me that I am to draw near to You, which means to pursue an intimate love relationship with You and this is done by being in Your Word.  You never {Read More}

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

Standing in Truth

“The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; The precepts of the LORD are right; rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.”     Psalm 19:7-9 NASB Prayer . . . Gracious Heavenly Father, through the mighty and precious name of Jesus, {Read More}

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

Hungry for Hope

Recently I heard Tony Evans ask the following question:  “How do you know when you are hungry?” After a short pause he answered, “When you know what it is like to be full.” I thought to myself that same principal applies to spiritual hunger.  Perhaps you are like me, right now, this very day, spiritually hungry.  The reason you know you are spiritually hungry is that you understand what it is like to be saturated with His word–to feast upon {Read More}

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

What Fruit is My Life Producing?

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23 “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?” Matthew 7:16 “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”  Romans 8:5 “For the kingdom of {Read More}

Is the Bible the Word of God?

“Is the Bible the Word of God? Then let us all resolve from this day forward to prize the Bible more. Let us not fear being idolaters of this blessed book. People may easily make an idol of the Church, of ministers, of sacraments, or of intellect. People cannot make an idol of the Word. Let us regard all who would damage the authority of the Bible, or impugn its credit, as spiritual robbers. We are traveling through a wilderness: {Read More}

Peace in the Midst of Suffering

We can have inner peace through suffering, which makes no human sense, when our minds are focused on God and His Word. We can use trying situations as an opportunity to teach our kids the solid foundation of peace, personally experiencing what they have heard about in Scripture. We can role-model to them calm confidence, and being doers of the Word, not hearers only. Modeling how not to be consumed with worry, doubt, and fear and thereby making them scared. {Read More}

About Rhonda Ellis

Rhonda Ellis is a wife of 29 years, a homeschooling mom to 6, a blogger, writer, speaker. Her passion is mentoring women in ways that impact hearts and homes for Christ. Grab a cup of coffee or a Diet Coke (water is allowed these days too) and be a "back porch" friend with her.Come read her blog at cultivatingahome.com. It's a great place to laugh, cry, share friendships and transparent hearts while sharing deep conversations about our journey with the Lord. You can also join her facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheRhondaEllis