Rescued: The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans

We recently showed the movie Rescued: The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans (Wintons Motion Pictures and Hedrick Brothers Productions) in our home during a night of encouragement and prayer for friends who are adopting.  I knew the movie would be a great blessing to them as they embark on a new chapter in their lives, but I did not expect to be so powerfully impacted myself. The movie combines interviews with several adoptive families and teaching about “caring {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).

Captivated: New Film on Media Discernment premieres nationwide through National Movie Night

When was the last time you stopped and looked around on a busy city street?  Have you noticed that the majority of people are looking down at a device in their hand?  This rapid acceleration and dissemination of mobile media technology is fundamentally altering how people think and relate to one another.  And that’s just one example. Important issues related to media use and discernment are discussed in the new film Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture, which {Read More}

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Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage

This Christmas Make Your Marriage Sparkle!   This Christmas – Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage for Her: – Keep his favorite snacks on a special shelf in the refrigerator. – Bring home three perfume samples and ask him which one he likes best. – Order in pizza, sit next to him on the couch and watch the game. – Have a private barbeque outside with his favorite grilled foods. – Attend an outdoor sporting exhibition show and look through the {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

Preparing for a Fall Retreat

Fall is a beautiful time of year to get away to a women’s ministry retreat. Here are some thoughts on how to make it the best retreat ever… 1. Take along a notepad and pen. Be prepared to let God speak directly to you regarding your life right now and how He wants you to move forward. Confront any sin/weaknesses He reveals to you with a  teachable, humble heart that says, “Lord, I want to hear from you.” 2. Be {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

Preparing My Heart for Advent

Preparing My Heart for Advent During December, it’s easy to rush through the Christmas season without focusing on Jesus’ birth–the real reason we celebrate. Once we become tangled in the twinkling lights and preparations, it’s hard to find time to bow in worship like the shepherds and wise men did. But there’s help. Ann Marie Stewart has written a Bible study/devotional (AMG Publishers) to lead us to bow with worshiping hearts at the manger. Preparing My Heart for Advent: A {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."

New Bible Studies

Peacemaking Women Study Teaser on Vimeo. Beth Moore’s Esther, Web Promo from LifeWay on Vimeo. About Thank you to today’s guest blogger for sharing with us all!Mail | More Posts (227)

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Artist Profile: Virginia Hill

Chicago-based pop rock singer Virginia Hill knows first-hand the importance of God’s timing. Growing up as the youngest of a musically prominent family, (mom Judy Buffum and sister Tammy Trent are both successful recording artists) Virginia’s musical gifts blossomed quietly in the background, revealed only through her church choir and school musical productions during her younger years. Marriage to her best friend Ken brought her to the Chicago area, where family was the focus for the next two decades, until {Read More}

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July / August 2009 Book & Media Reviews

Finding Grace: a True Story About Losing Your Way in Life…And Finding it Again Finding Grace: A Memoir Donna VanLiere, St Martin’s Press Reviewed by Kellie Renfroe Readers will recognize New York Times bestseller Donna VanLiere from her previous five books including best-selling Christmas Shoes and The Angels of Morgan Hill. Her newest release broaches subjects that were once demons in her life–molestation, miscarriages, and infertility. Violated as a child, VanLiere carried her secret into adulthood blaming herself and undermining {Read More}

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What Happens When I Talk to God? The Power of Prayer for Boys & Girls

With millions of prayer books sold, Stormie Omartian is well-known for her Power of Praying books for adults. Now she has branched out to share her passion for prayer with children. She believes, “It’s never too soon to teach a child to pray.” What Happens When I Talk to God? is written for children aged 3-7 and is intended for adults to read to their children or grandchildren. In this appealing, easy-to-read book, each two-page spread includes thoughts about prayer {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."

The Working Woman’s Audio Book Collection

Beba Schlottmann I have put together my personal selection of audio books for the working woman who lives in the fast lane.  Traffic jam?  No worries, bring out your audio book and be happy! The Book of God by Walter Wangering, Jr. This is probably my favorite audio book. It is the Bible as a novel told in a way that leaves you wanting more.  Beautifully illustrated stories make us feel as if we were living in the moment. TNIV {Read More}

About Beba Schlottmann

Beba Schlottmann is an exuberant worshiper whose passion comes from a deeply-rooted relationship with Jesus Christ and a love for diverse styles of music and cultures. Moving to the states at age 12 from Puerto Rico, Beba graduated from West Coast Christian College in Fresno, CA. She is the president of Women on the Move, a ministry of the Lawrenceville Church of God. Beba also serves as a worship leader, teacher, interpreter and as a mentor. Beba's involvement in mission work has taken her to Europe, Central America and the Caribbean where she has served as a speaker, teacher, worship leader and interpreter. Beba's pride and joy are the men in her life, her husband Brian and their two boys, Matthew and Julian. She enjoys traveling, writing, reading, singing, and hosting international friends. Her not-so-secret indulgences include coffee and any flavor of Milka chocolate. You can visit her blog or Facebook profile to find out more about Beba.