Safer in God’s Hands in the Middle of Africa

Our kids are born to spread their wings and leave the nest. That is a truth we all know, but it is so much different when you are the mom and your child is leaving the nest. Two weeks ago our youngest child walked across the graduation platform and last week she boarded a plane headed to Swaziland, Africa. I have had such a mixture of emotions: pride and joy mixed with sadness. It is not that I don’t want {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.

Summer Prayer for My Girls

One morning I had an hour to kill between appointments. Thankfully, I had a good book so I sat back and relaxed in my car. I celebrated the forced retreat, unable to hear the call of my messy house, dirty laundry, and tall grass. While reading in Ephesians, I found a unique passage to pray for each of my daughters. I spotlighted a phrase for each of them and wrote out the verses to later place on their pillows. Each {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.

Dealing with a Teen’s Disrespectful Remarks

Most people who have teenagers have been the recipient of disrespectful remarks. In our own teenage years many of our moms and dads may have used some kind of corporal punishment to help us with an attitude adjustment. But in our kinder-gentler-society, it is rare for this type of discipline to be used. Many parents just endure the sassy back-talk (with no consequences given) and try to speak truth into the child. I am not sure we are being effective. {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.

What Pimples Prove

My youngest daughter was standing in the kitchen ready to practice her violin.  Her oldest sister said, “What’s on your cheek?” “Nothing.  Just a red spot,” replied the youngest. Two other kids crowded around her instantly, pressing their faces close to hers to inspect this “red spot.” “Hey, you’ve got a pimple!” her sister announced. “No,” countered her brother, “it’s a real live ZIT!” So she ran off to the bathroom to check it out.  Could it be true?  Could {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Teaching Teens to Handle Money

Do you find yourself saying these words: Do you think money grows on trees? or What do you think I’m made of, money? When my kids hit middle-school age I felt like I was constantly shelling out money for the movies, Chick-fil-A, youth group activities, and new clothes. I wanted my kids to have all of this but what yanked my chain was they did not seem to appreciate the value of money. Chuck and I came up with a {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.