Ah-ha Moments and Divine Pocket Money

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 We all know the little cartoons of a character having an “ah-ha” moment. The light bulb appears. It is evidence that critical thinking has taken place and the character finally “gets it.” I am sure we all enjoy those moments of achievement when we have, after laborious moments of brainstorming, gotten it. In grade school even into high school, I didn’t like to {Read More}

About Hope Wingate

My name is Hope Wingate. I live in Hoschton, GA with my brilliant husband, Jonathan and two incredible children: Aaron who is 7 and Adaira who is 4. I am a very enthusiastic stay-at-home mom and homeschooler. My heart beats for encouraging young mothers and I enjoy lead teaching classes for my local homeschool co-op. In my spare time I enjoy: sewing, rubber stamping, reading and watching BBC shows on Netflix.

Genuine Love Is Serving Others

“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” I Peter 4:9-10 This summer have your children or grandchildren use money they have saved or do some chores to earn money specifically designated for blessing others. Explain ahead of time what the money will be used for and how they will be involved. Money in hand, go to a restaurant and collectively allow them to use their money to anonymously buy someone’s meal.  If you pay for someone (like a man or {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

No Minor Meetings

I went into a store after work to pick up a few groceries. It was late, and I was in the usual rush. The young checkout girl cracked her gum, scanned the groceries and punched in numbers on items that repeatedly wouldn’t scan. Only once she glanced at me, seemed to sense she should say something and said “You look tired.” Suddenly I felt incredibly old–especially compared to this teenager–and much more tired than I had been a moment before. {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. In an easy-to-understand way, it takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. 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 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.

Rushton’s Hope

Like lepers of the bible, the people of inner cities are considered by many to be unclean. While we do not require them to walk down the streets announcing themselves, we do try to avoid those unsavory areas of our towns as much as possible. In Griffin, Georgia, that is changing because in July 2007 Ron and Wanda Cook opened the doors to Rushton’s Hope, a faith-based ministry serving an especially impoverished part of the city. Like many places across {Read More}

About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.

Heart of a Servant: Ruth Bell Graham

Ruth Bell Graham was a wonderful example of the legacy that a godly woman can have as she serves her family in the sphere where God has placed her. Ruth was born in China to missionary parents. She came to Christ at a young age and was full of zeal to reach the lost. Could Ruth’s mother have imagined the plans God had for her daughter? Ruth believed she would never marry and would stay in China as a missionary. {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).

A Remarkable Woman: Louise Hunter

Ms. Louise Hunter helping to prepare food boxes. “Love means giving and sharing, not just speaking hollow words,”  these words were spoken by Louise Hunter, who has 21 children, 61 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren and who still finds time to minister to her community. Louise married James Hunter and had her first child when she was 18.  The couple lived in Racine, Wisconsin, where over the next two and a half decades she had one child a year.  Two 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.

The Gift of Encouragement

“Buy a dozen roses, get a dozen free,” the ad in the paper said. It was perfect timing. I knew through my home business I wanted to congratulate a friend for her hard work. The flowers would be just the right thing to arrive at her door to express how excited I was about her business success. It also left me with the opportunity to send flowers to someone else, at no charge…but who? As I walked to the phone {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