Review of Stars in the Grass

Mentoring Moments columnist Ann Marie Stewart’s newly released novel, Stars in the Grass, debuted on February 1. The idyllic world of nine-year-old Abby McAndrews is transformed when a tragedy tears her family apart. Before the accident, her dad, Reverend John McAndrews, had all the answers, but now his questions and guilt threaten to destroy his family. Abby’s fifteen-year-old brother, Matt, begins an angry descent as he acts out in dangerous ways. Her mother tries to hold her grieving family together, {Read More}

Saving Hope by Margaret Daley Review

Perfect for this summer’s beach read is Margaret Daley’s fast-paced suspense novel, Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1 . Daley weaves the tale of Kate Winslow, director of Beacon of Hope School, and the teens she helps, saved from human trafficking. Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and Kate search for a missing youth who knows too much when Sheridan’s daughter is threatened and Kate is kidnapped. Like a quote on the back of the book says, “make sure {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.

Between Two Kingdoms

Between Two Kingdoms Joe Boyd, the author of  Between Two Kingdoms, takes the reader to a fantastical world where the boundary between good and evil is abundantly clear. On one side of the Gate of Separation, there is a land filled with seven- year-olds who never age, who build tree houses and eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast. Stepping through the gate, there is a darkness of spirit and a rapid aging of the body for residents of the land {Read More}

About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.

Daddy’s Delight

Do you have a difficult time comprehending that God delights in you?  Have you ever felt you did not measure up or that you were unlovely?  If you struggle to imagine the Creator of the Universe delighting in you, Daddy’s Delight: Embracing Your Divine Design is the book you need to read.  Dr. Karia Bunting takes her readers on a divine journey where they learn that God finds His creation wonderfully made in the image of her Creator.  She explores biblical {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.

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

My four-year-old grandson, Owen, and I love to read together when we travel. While Grandpa chauffeurs us, we sit together in the back seat reading stories.  What Will I Be When I Grow Up? by Susan Snyder and illustrated by Valeria Cis, is one of the books we recently enjoyed. Written for children from preschool to third grade, it includes colorful paintings of people in nine different careers. Each two-page spread asks, “Will I be . . .” and mentions {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."

Talking to the Dead

Talking to the Dead In the Christian fiction, Talking to the Dead, a young widow deals with the pain and heartache of her husband’s recent and sudden death. She grieves deeply, living in the fog of grief and memories. Kate forgets to care for herself and even how to live. Kate’s friends and family try to reach her, but all she recognizes is the voice of her dead husband, Kevin, talking to her. In her longing for his love and {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Preparing My Heart for Motherhood

Preparing My Heart For Motherhood Motherhood: What a significant yet daunting role. Where do we find inspiration for the long journey of parenting from infancy to adulthood? In Preparing My Heart for Motherhood Ann Stewart, author of two other Bible studies and mother of two preteen daughters, directs us to answers from God’s Word. As research for this Bible study, Stewart asked dozens of mothers, “What do you wish you had known before you became a parent?” She combined their {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."

Nurturing the Leader within Your Child

For years the parenting question I have often pondered is what was the parenting style of the Hebrew children’s parents? As you will recall from the Book of Daniel:  Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego) were taken away at a young age but exhibited a faith in God that many adults struggle with even today. How can I as a parent raise children who will not bow their knee to any of the world’s distractions? Dr. Tim Elmore’s {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.

Your Best You

Your Best You: Discovering and Developing the Strengths God Gave You Have you ever wanted to break free from unhealthy habits or a negative lifestyle?  Then Your Best You by Bonnie Grove might be just what you are looking for.  Whether you want to quit smoking, overeating or storing up clutter, you will learn through this book how to use your strengths to overcome your weaknesses. Grove clearly explains how to do an inventory of your strengths, likes, and goals {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.