Choose to Make a Family Memory

Here is a quote from Miriam Huffman Rockness in Keep These Things, Ponder Them in Your Heart to ponder today: “Remember that [with kids] you are often choosing a memory. Many times you are not choosing what to do with two or three hours for the immediate results, but you are choosing a memory (or not to have that memory).” Reading God’s Story Schedule today, 10/15/13: Matthew 13:1-53, Mark 4:1-34, Luke 8:1-18. Join hosts Page and Cindy on Facebook where {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. 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 has taught the Bible for many years and has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Making Peace with My Parenting Past

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, as is my birthday. This is the time I usually drag out my big bag of regrets about my multiple mammoth, mortifying parenting mistakes. I take out each memory and pain, one by one, hold it up and turn it around, examining every facet. My kids are grown and out on their own. The memories of words said and blunders made trickle into my thoughts. The trickle picks up speed until a flood {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.

Are You a PAHM?

I’ve been in the corporate world my entire adult life, so I never thought I would have the letters SAHM (stay-at-home Mom) at the end of my name, but alas, I do—and I’m proud of it. But I’m a newbie, and boy am I learning lots as I go! Four weeks now. I have three children. That’s right—three, all adopted, ages 4, 6, and 8. Talk about a crash course! Transitioning from a systematic research role in the corporate world {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.

Children are Not Herds

Although many family activities are together as a group and that’s a great thing, each child needs a one-on-one with each parent individually (mom and child, dad and child) and you as a couple (mom and dad and child) at least once a month. Yes, you can do this. You need to do this. Put this on your calendar. Children are not a herd. Your time together can be something as simple as a drink together at the table and {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

Is Me Time Selfish?

 “Me Time” is a phrase we hear a lot. Yet as moms, we often feel guilty spending time on (or by) ourselves. While it is true we have an immense responsibility to care for the precious lives God has allowed us to nurture for Him, like a car without gas, if we are out of fuel, no one goes anywhere–we’re all stuck. Spiritually speaking, it isn’t at all selfish to make sure we spend time alone with God every day. {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.

Mother, Don’t Forget

“Mothers, don’t ever forget the permanence of your imprint. The kids may seem ungrateful, they may act irresponsible, they may even ignore your reminders and forget your advice. But, believe this–they cannot erase your influence.” ~ Charles Swindoll   “No one has more potential for godly influence on a child than that child’s God-fearing mother. We, therefore, are to take up the cause, answer God’s call, muster up our courage, and set out to be the best, most faithful teacher {Read More}

A Chord of Three Strands is Not Easily Broken

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Unity is God’s foundation of {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.

Moms’ Gifts of Love

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 I am sick of laundry, dirty dishes and filthy floors. I am the mom, not the maid! Have you ever felt that way?  As a mom of many, I must admit I get to this point more often than I care to admit.  A few years ago I was struggling with {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.

Meeting Yourself Coming and Going

Matthew 6:33-34 Do you ever feel like a juggler trying to keep all your balls in the air? There have been many days I have felt just that way trying to keep husband, family, job, church, relationship with God and so many other things going.  My mom used to say, “I meet myself coming and going.” As an active mom you may feel that way too. We handle things so long but then something must give or we are going to {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.

When Mama is Given Out

Matthew 11:28-30 When I was a child my mom would come to the end of a busy day, put her feet up as she sat on our brown lumpy suede couch and declare, “I am given out.” In my youthful ignorance I assumed she was saying she was tired and in part she was.  Once I had children I realized what she meant. She was saying, “I have been giving to someone since I woke up this morning, and now {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.