Help in Times of Trouble

Does God care about our everyday problems? My answer from experience is always a resounding, Yes. In 1993 I was attending Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.  I lived about 30 miles from the seminary, it was a long commute on class days.  Anyone who has ever driven on I-64 through the Cochran Hill tunnels during rush hour knows that it’s not much fun.  At this time I was driving a Chevy van with a mind of its own. Too often the {Read More}

About Ginny Holcombe

First of all I am a daughter of the King! My relationship with Jesus is the best and most important part of my life. I’m a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7. I’m also a sister, aunt, mother-in-law, and friend. I can’t leave out Cinnamon, my Jack Russell/Basenji who touches me daily with love, companionship, and laughter. Not to mention ideas for my blog! God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve Him as a ministry assistant and receptionist at Porter Memorial Baptist Church. This gives me the opportunity to encourage and assist people from all walks of life and I’m thankful for the opportunity to see Him at work among His church. I am a woman who has been broken by life and circumstances but made whole by my relationship with Jesus Christ. My deepest desire is to use the gifts of writing and speaking to encourage women to cultivate a deeply intimate relationship with Jesus and to allow the Holy Spirit to guide them through each day. I enjoy sharing the lessons He brings to my life on my blog: butterflyginny.blogspot.com and my Facebook page, Gazing at Jesus. I’m thankful to be given the opportunity to share what God is teaching me on MMCW. I pray that His love, grace, and mercy will touch you every day.

Inspired by an Obit

I don’t normally read the obituary pages in the daily paper. But when I do, I often see a photo that catches my eye. It’s usually of a person who looks especially young to have died or who looks like someone I would have liked to know. Newspaper editors used to ask that obit photos be the most current that a family could provide, but that trend has changed. Now a 90-year-old’s obit may display him looking quite young and {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament which, in an easy-to-understand way, takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. Her other books are: A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Life in the Whirlwind

This year has been a season of change for my family. Our family has grown by two daughter-in-laws, we have moved from where we lived for twelve years to start ministry at a new church field, traveled internationally and found out I will be a grandmother. All of this in such a short period of time, it has been like living in a whirlwind. In reflecting on what God has taught me, I believe trusting Him would be number one {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.

Words Without Knowledge, Part 2

[Today’s post is the continuation of Words Without Knowledge, Part 1.] On Tuesday the orthopedic physician called while we were in the middle of our homeschool co-op classes. Part of me wanted to ignore the call. Surrounded by chatting mothers and children going to classes, I braced myself for the diagnosis: * No arthritis in either knee. * No OCD. The holes were there, however C’s cartilage was intact and covered the holes. This meant his bones had not fully developed {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.

Words Without Knowledge, Part 1

  “Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?” Job 38:2 Oh, how guilty I am of explaining, rationalizing, and boxing God in with words without knowledge. When I decide what He can and cannot do, I’ve spoken words without knowledge. When unanswered prayers are seen as a lack of faith, not fasting enough, or hidden sin, I revealed my words without knowledge. On a cold Sunday {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.

Faith that Can’t Be Shaken, Part 2

[Editor’s Note: If you missed yesterday’s post, read the first part of Amy Watter’s testimony at Faith that Can’t Be Shaken, Part 1.] God saved my Daddy. He spent the next three years recovering, undergoing radiation, chemotherapy, proton therapy, and in general living his life. During that time, I had the privilege of saying EVERYTHING to my Daddy I’d ever wanted to say! I’m sorry for that rebellious teenage thing I went through! I’m sorry for running over the neighbor’s {Read More}

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Physical and Emotional Healing

For me, single motherhood brought joys, trials, and new life. Happy about leaving a marriage of disparage and abuse, I had dreams of sovereign self-sufficiency. I fantasized about being the modern “Mary Tyler Moore” working woman mixed with “Shirley Partridge,” the best single mother on the block. My imaginings were soon squelched by the mental roar of long-rehearsed belittling tirades from my former husband. I doubted my abilities. Can I really do this? It didn’t take long for my ideas {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.

Chicken Soup and Old-fashioned Faith

When I was growing up my mom made Chicken Soup for us when we were sick. Not chicken soup from the can, this was the real deal! Over the years I learned that she would make chicken soup from a whole raw chicken and boil it until there seemed to be nothing left of it. “That makes the best soup and heals the sickest kids!” she’d say. As  mom of my own I have also made chicken soup, but not {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.

Terror by Night

 [Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of articles on conquering fear that will appear in June.]  Some of my earliest memories are of being afraid. My parents were military and liked to socialize at the officer’s club on base. They began leaving me alone when I was seven. They gave me the phone number of the club and assured me that they could get home quickly if needed. What might be considered criminal child neglect today, they rationalized {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament which, in an easy-to-understand way, takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. Her other books are: A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Abandoned to God

”But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me…” [2 Timothy 4:17] From this present generation have risen many reasons, excuses, accusations, and comfort zones for behavioral problems and dysfunction of all kinds. One of them is a sense of abandonment. Born into the family of man, every man has this sense in the core of his being. The fact of the matter is man abandoned his God and wounded himself in the process. Sin resulting in separation from God {Read More}

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