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10 Steps to Hurdle the Daycare Barrier

10 Steps to Hurdle the Daycare Barrier

We’ve all been there. You drop your child off at the home of your childcare provider or daycare center and she cries, “Mommy, stay with me! Don’t go!” It rips your heart out. If only I could, you think to yourself. If only there was …

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!”

Lord, I'm so Humiliated
Encouragement

Lord, I’m so Humiliated

* Affiliate links included. One sunny Sunday in Florida I was glowing over the opportunity to attend a Christian writers’ conference running simultaneously with a huge convention in Orlando. I had come the day before and excitedly checked into my hotel just a couple blocks away …

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!”

Child Support and God's Faithfulness
Family Life Marriage

Child Support and God’s Faithfulness

*Affiliate links included We were both single parents when Jerry and I met. He had been alone for six years and his three sons lived with their mom an hour away. My son, daughter, and I were a contented trio; their father had left two …

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!”

Christmas Holidays & Occasions

Staying on the Wagon

Statistics show that many will gain an average of 5-20 pounds during the holidays. That’s a real setback. Make a plan now to get you through to January 1, 2015 without too much damage. Before going to a party, drink lots of water to fill …

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!”

What Can I Do? Finding God's Purpose
Mentoring Missional Living

What can I do? Finding God’s Purpose

We have all wondered at some time in our lives, just why we were born. Some are blessed to know early on what their mission on earth is – the child prodigies who can sing or play an instrument or who are in college by age …

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!”

Time Saver - Time Waster
Mentoring Workplace

Time Saver — Time Waster

“Stupid internet is out again,” I grumbled. I had research to do and Bible verses to verify. I had deadlines to meet. When spellcheck can’t help, I typically key my butchered version into the search engine and get the answer instantaneously. I tried three spellings …

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!”

Have a Mary Christmas
Christmas Holidays & Occasions

Have a Mary Christmas

{Kellie’s Note: Thank you for joining us daily as we’ve celebrated Christmas with our annual 12 Days of Christmas series. Today draws our 2014 series to a close. As in years past, today we begin our Christmas break from blogging until December 26. All of …

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!”

Gifts that Don't Cost a Cent
Christmas Holidays & Occasions

8 Gifts that Don’t Cost a Cent

8 Gifts that Don’t Cost a Cent THE GIFT OF LISTENING . . . But you must really listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION . . . Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on 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!”

Living @ Full Strength In Christ Mentoring

Tomorrow will Disclose the Motives of Today

I have a great job. I get to travel around telling others about the unconditional love of God and the importance of forgiveness. I’m given a modest remuneration that usually covers the cost of my gasoline. Occasionally, I’ll receive a token of appreciation as well. …

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!”

I Have Gray Hair
Encouragement

I Have Gray Hair

I was running late. My mornings off always seemed more hurried than usual. I quickly applied my make-up and, within ten minutes, was heading to my dental appointment. I thought a stoplight was a safe place to search for any make-up flaws. As I slowed …

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!”