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Empty Nesters Life

Press in to Touch Jesus

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Our daughter Angelica’s marriage to Stephen delighted Jerry and me because it brought us one step closer to being grandparents. Their talk of moving to Europe stretched over the first year of their marriage. I simply chose not to believe it. When Stephen accepted a …

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been writing and speaking for over 3 decades. She and Jerry have celebrated more than 30 wedding anniversaries together—all proof of God’s redemptive power! Kelly made bad choices for years and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way, hoping to keep others from making the same mistakes. Because no one benefits when we wear masks, she tries to stay transparent. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don’t have doors on them!”

Mentoring Mentoring Series Missions Rooted in Christ: Yielding Fruits of the Spirit

What God’s Goodness Can Do When a Young Missionary Yields Her Life

We know there is a fragrant aroma to goodness. And, we know from scripture, our goodness is a reflection of the love of God. The Holy Spirit fruit of goodness is like a lighthouse shining strong in a dark world. “You are the light of …

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 29 years and have four children ranging in age from 13 to 24. 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.

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Mentoring Mentoring Series Rooted in Christ: Yielding Fruits of the Spirit

Opening Our Hearts to Goodness

Whatever we have need of in our lives, including any of the fruits of the Spirit, can be asked for in prayer. Ask the Lord for His pruning and cultivating hand on your heart today by simply praying for goodness. Reading God’s Story Schedule today, …

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 29 years and have four children ranging in age from 13 to 24. 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.

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Mentoring Mentoring Series Rooted in Christ: Yielding Fruits of the Spirit

No Substitute for Everyday Goodness

“Christianity is not a voice in the wilderness, but a life in the world. It is not an idea in the air but feet on the ground going God’s way. It is not an exotic to be kept under glass, but a hardy plant to …

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 29 years and have four children ranging in age from 13 to 24. 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.

Mentoring Mentoring Series Rooted in Christ: Yielding Fruits of the Spirit

The Fragrant Aroma of Goodness

Perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “She’s such a good person.” Often this compliment is based on the person’s humanitarian actions. But that definition of goodness represents a worldly viewpoint. It doesn’t reflect biblical truth. The truth is, apart from Christ, we have no goodness. Isaiah …

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."

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Finding Good in Others

You only turn 50 once, correct? For that special birthday, I wanted it to be just right. I don’t ask much out of life, really. All I wanted for my birthday was to see the sun rise above the Atlantic Ocean and set over the …

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been writing and speaking for over 3 decades. She and Jerry have celebrated more than 30 wedding anniversaries together—all proof of God’s redemptive power! Kelly made bad choices for years and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way, hoping to keep others from making the same mistakes. Because no one benefits when we wear masks, she tries to stay transparent. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don’t have doors on them!”

Mentoring Mentoring Series Rooted in Christ: Yielding Fruits of the Spirit

Bearing the Fruit of Goodness Daily

What do you think of when you hear the word goodness? Most likely you are thinking about good things. Good food, good friends, a good movie, a good day, a good heart, and the list could go on and on. But what does good mean …

About Caroline Harries

Caroline Harries works for the corporate world during the day, but during her nights and weekends enjoys spending time with her husband of two years, hanging out with friends, being outdoors, traveling the world and blogging over at http://www.in-due-time.com.

Mentoring Mentoring Series Rooted in Christ: Yielding Fruits of the Spirit

For Goodness Sake

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Dallas Willard, a professor of philosophy for 48 years and a renowned evangelical thinker died in May of this …

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. National award-winning journalist Vicki Huffman's latest book is Soon to Come: The Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is a verse by verse exposition of the only purely prophetical book in the New Testament. Her other five books are: The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament; 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.