Teaching Contentment in a Discontented World

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.” I Timothy 6:6-7 This summer spend some time examining gratefulness and contentment in the hearts of your children. A few goals to work through this summer would be: Make plans to use your home to show hospitality to someone God lays on your heart. Trust God’s sovereignty that He has entrusted you with the income and possessions to {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

Abundant Living Links

Some call it living frugally, others say simply, at MMCW we say abundantly! Living within our means with the resources God has given is not hard to do when it’s done one step at a time. Here are some links to enjoy… Organizing Coupons…How to organize coupons in a way that doesn’t involve hours of clipping. Miserly Moms…Joni McCoy’s site is filled with plenty of good resources including economical meal plans. There are also links to her recent Focus on {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.

Cash in on Returns

A friend told me the story of a lady she worked with that we’ll call Stacey. Stacy was a fashionista with children who knew more about current fashion trends than most adults. Her home was decorated beautifully, but she was beginning to find it cluttered. Deep in credit card debt although she had a well paying job, she sought the help of a personal organizer to get her home in order. The first thing the personal organizer did was look {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.

Teaching Teens to Handle Money

Do you find yourself saying these words: Do you think money grows on trees? or What do you think I’m made of, money? When my kids hit middle-school age I felt like I was constantly shelling out money for the movies, Chick-fil-A, youth group activities, and new clothes. I wanted my kids to have all of this but what yanked my chain was they did not seem to appreciate the value of money. Chuck and I came up with a {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Frugal Living Links

Coupon Mom is a free site that matches grocery coupons with local store sales. Excellent. Crown Financial Ministries, the premiere Christian organization for financial freedom. $5 Dinners. Don’t think it can be done? Think again. About Kellie RenfroeKellie 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, {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.

Strategic Incompetence

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal says that, “Strategic incompetence isn’t about having a strategy that fails, but a failure that succeeds. It almost always works to deflect work one doesn’t want to do — without ever having to admit it.”   We’ve all run into this before. My kids don’t want to do their chores, so they pretend they aren’t capable. If they do a poor enough job, they reason, perhaps someone will take over for them. {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).

Teaching Kids About Money

Today, I wanted to share some things we are doing to train our kids to be wise with money. First, people are more inclined to save money when they have dreams and goals for how that money will be used. We are already helping our 11, 8 and 6-year-old sons think about their long-term goals (like cars and college) and their longer-term goals (like buying a house or having a wife who stays home with their children). Just this week {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).

Elizabeth’s Story

She had charcoal black hair, olive-toned skin, beautiful black eyes, and a smile that could light up a room.  As Elizabeth approached me at the Desperate for God women’s conference she began by saying how blessed she had been the night before by the message.  She had been living the last year of her life trying to be sure she gave God complete control of her life. In August 2008 Elizabeth’s husband had lost his job.  Elizabeth’s family is from {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.

Easy Ways to Save Money

Here are a few ways my family has been saving money: 1) We switched all our light bulbs to long-life environmentally-friendly compact fluorescent bulbs. By changing all the bulbs in the house we are already saving about $10 a month on our electric bills. CFLs cost more than regular bulbs up front, but they last 8 to 10 years and cut electricity usage dramatically. 2) We recently reduced our cable, internet, and telephone bills by 30% through comparison shopping and {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).

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