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.

Accepting God’s Will

My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will (Matt. 26:39). Read: Matthew 26:36-46 After weeks of serious illness, tests, and hospitalization, the doctors still were baffled at what was wrong with me. Their medical diagnoses had gone from curable sickness to possible chronic disease to tests for ominous terminal illnesses. Terminal illness? I didn’t want to die. I wanted to live and nurture my grandchildren. “Lord, {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."

Cell Phones, Hurts, and Broken Hearts

My cell phone died. I sat on my sofa in disbelief while I took the battery out and put it back in. Not once, not twice, but several times. The display flashed on and off. Some of the buttons worked; some didn’t. I tapped the display, as if that were magically going to resuscitate my favorite toy. I exhaled. It’s dead. It’s really dead. Although I immediately ordered a replacement, that night I kept my phone by my bed. The {Read More}

About Daphne Tarango

Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer who comforts others with the comfort she has received from God. Daphne is a recovery speaker and writers’ group president. She has published numerous inspirational articles in print and online magazines. She has three stories in the inspirational collection, Women of the Secret Place, published by Ambassador International. Daphne is married to Luis and in the past year, has resigned from corporate life to take a position as a stay-at-home mom of three adopted children. To connect with Daphne, visit her blog: http://DaphneWrites.com.

A Wedding Miracle

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5) Read: John 2:1-11 The guests were seated in the sanctuary at my niece’s wedding, but her parents paced the lobby. Where is the caterer? they wondered. Finally, the caterer rushed in with armloads of food, and the bride’s parents sighed with relief. The wedding march began, and the radiant bride and her father walked down the aisle. After the recessional, I was among the first ushered into {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."

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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Faith that Can’t be Shaken, Part 1

Who are your heroes? I want you to think for a moment about someone in your life whom you admire for their spiritual strength. Think of someone you know who has been through hardship or tragedy and yet you’ve been impressed by their steadfast faith in God. Can you think of someone? Have you ever wondered why they can do that? HOW they can be so strong in the midst of tragedy? I have. We have some friends who lost {Read More}

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Strength in Weakness

We hear that God is Jehovah Raphe, the Healer. But what about when we, or someone we love, is not healed? When it seems that the number of our days is unfairly less and we are robbed of significant moments that our contemporaries take for granted? My husband’s best friend Paul has Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Paul is losing motor function from his toes to his head. Soon he will be unable to speak, chew, swallow, and eventually— breathe.  His wife {Read More}

About Ann Stewart

Ann Marie Stewart is the author of Preparing My Heart for Advent and looks forward to her first novel STARS IN THE GRASS to be published November 2016. She and her husband Will raise two daughters and a whole lot of sheep on their farm in Virginia.

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.

Come Soon, Lord Jesus

“In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:8 NASB). “Yes, I am coming soon” (Revelation 22:20 NIV). Years ago, when I learned my 34-year-old sister had developed breast cancer, I felt like someone had hit me over the head with a sledgehammer. A friend stopped {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."