Beautiful Mess

Motherhood for Every Moment

Author: Sherry Surratt,Tracy Eyster

Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources

ISBN: 9781430036494

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 3994

As much as women desire to be mothers, sometimes the challenges and circumstances are not what they ever expected.

Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss

Devotions To Help You Survive

Author: Kerri Pomarolli

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433684853

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 657

As a Mom, couldn’t you use a good laugh? Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, comedian Kerri Pomarolli has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God’s gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones. Whether you’re running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it’s Monday (again), you’ll find joy in these devotions where Kerri shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath... This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There’s never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need a Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive. The MOMS’ NIGHT OUT film features Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).

Spilt Milk

Devotions for Moms

Author: Linda Vujnov

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310285119

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 7501

Presents anecdotes from the author's experiences of raising young children, and offers devotional exercises and scriptural quotations to provide support for other mothers coping with similar parental responsibilities.

Real Moms...Real Jesus

Meet the Friend Who Understands

Author: Jill Savage

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575673202

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7585

What does Jesus know about the peanut-butter-and-jelly life of a mom? Plenty! Jill Savage, founder and director of Hearts at Home, introduces the real Jesus to real moms. In chapters that examine key behaviors and decisions Jesus made during His life on earth, Jill brings those lessons right down to the laundry-filled, sticky-fingered days every mother knows. Between the chapters are interactive vignettes that provide brief, refreshing glimpses into real, messy, busy lives. In Real Moms...Real Jesus, Savage continually reminds the reader that Jesus is not an unattainable deity, but a Friend who understands. A Leader's Guide is available for mom's or small group study.

God's Wisdom for a Mother's Heart

A Bible Study for Moms

Author: Bobbie Wolgemuth

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 9781418543044

Category: Religion

Page: 127

View: 3374

A seven-week study guide with applications for personal growth encourages women at every age and stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God which will in turn make them the best they can be for themselves and their children. Original.

Brave Mom

Facing and Overcoming Your Real Mom Fears

Author: Sherry Surratt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310339936

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7804

In Brave Mom Sherry Surratt, president and CEO of MOPS International, shares honestly and openly about the fears every mom struggles with. From worry about your child’s safety and health to wondering if you are a good parent, to fears about your marriage and loss of self-identity, Sherry comes alongside every mom with practical, real, and hopeful help for these common fears that we’re all afraid to talk about. Sherry addresses the top ten mom fears and includes stories from real mom and shares the help and answers they have found. Filled with advice and insight from Sherry and the hope and grace found in God’s wisdom, Brave Mom gives moms everything they need to leave fear behind and live the admittedly messy life of parenting with confidence and joy. Each chapter contains a prayer for moms to turn their fears over to God’s protection and care. As the Mom Experts, MOPS provide moms around the country a connection to other moms, practical help to move ahead, and the warmth and grace of God’s love.

Train Up a Mom

A Bible Study for Mothers

Author: Vollie Sanders

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781576830024

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 8887

" ... provides moms with the guidance they need for training themselves in godliness. Ideal for women's groups and small-group Bible studies"--Cover back.

Be the Mom

Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids

Author: Tracey Lanter Eyster

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604829877

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 9700

The role of mom is often described as the most important job in the world. Rightly so, for so much is at stake during children's early years and moms are central in shaping character and personhood. However, when the going gets tough (the endless diapers, the continual messes, the endless conflict resolution, the complete lack of personal time, etc.), moms are often tempted to quit their "momejob". While few would endorse an outright abandonment of motherhood, others may recommend that a woman treat her role as secondary to personal desires in order to combat feelings of discouragement and/or unfulfillment. The enemy has laid intentional traps cleverly designed to discourage and redirect a woman towards self rather than family. Moms need to know how to recognize these traps . . . and avoid them. Be the Mom: Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids explores and validates the life of a mom who makes her family a priority and introduces the reader to seven Mom Traps that may be preventing them from a full, joyefilled life.

Out of the Spin Cycle

Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load

Author: Jen Hatmaker

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800734483

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 6422

A Bible teacher with a keen understanding of women offers forty devotions for moms based on the words and deeds of Jesus.

Christ in the Chaos

How the Gospel Changes Motherhood

Author: Kimm Crandall

Publisher: Cruciform Press

ISBN: 193676072X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6068

Moms: Look to the gospel for your rest, joy, sufficiency, and motivation. For far too long mothers have been beaten down by the law of "do better" and "try harder." The burden of "getting it right" threatens to crush weary souls who desire to serve their families faithfully. Christ in the Chaos brings comfort to conflicted hearts that are starved of grace and longing for the freedom in Christ the Bible promises. In this book, Kimm Crandall emphasizes the importance of the gospel and how Christ's life, death, and resurrection change every aspect of motherhood. From finding our identity in Christ and understanding God's grace to taking off the mask of acceptability and dealing with the comparison crud, this book will free you to serve your family knowing that his love for you does not change based on your performance. Christ in the Chaos is a "must read" for every mother who longs for what is seemingly impossible: peace and freedom in the midst of her chaos.

5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit

Author: Nicki Koziarz

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433690101

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3624

Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up. Nicki Koziarz is a woman who has thrown in the towel a time or two. In fact, she’s quit just about everything in her life. But with God’s help, she’s discovered a few habits that have helped her and others conquer the choice to quit. 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit will enable you to: Evaluate the internal personal struggles that make you want to quit. Cultivate consistent habits to help you progress toward your goals. Receive a fresh dose of perspective from the Bible that will help you develop perseverance. You are not made to quit! Join Nicki as she identifies five habits to help you keep going no matter what struggles may come your way.

Long Days of Small Things

Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline

Author: Catherine McNiel

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1631466445

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 943

Rich, soul-inspiring practices for moms who have neither quiet nor time. Dirty laundry, crayon-smeared bills, and smashed crackers . . . And there’s your Bible—buried under a pile of diapers. Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood. And he joins you in everything—whether you’re scrubbing the floor, nursing a fussy newborn, or driving to soccer practice. Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.

Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood

An Eleven-Week Devotional Bible Study

Author: Melissa B. Kruger

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 160142650X

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 7309

Learn how God's imprint on your heart can make a lasting impression on your children. Being a mom usually means being busy. Really busy. Whether you're zipping from your children's piano lessons to their next ballgame or nursing a baby while comforting a toddler, life is brimming with activities. Yet one encounter can help shape every moment: time in the Word with Jesus. In Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, you'll learn how to nourish your own heart, mind, and soul with the wisdom you need to become the mother you long to be. As you spend time with God through this eleven-week Bible study, you'll gain life-shaping insights to help you... · Understand and pursue your purpose as a mother · Live out your true priorities · Entrust your child to God · Bear the fruit of the Spirit in your everyday interactions · Recover from Perfect Mom Syndrome (PMS) Each week offers four days of study geared specifically to a mother's concerns, with the Bible passages already printed out for your convenience. The fifth day is a warm-hearted devotional reading to help you reflect on and apply the truths you've learned. As your relationship with God deepens through prayer and studying His Word, you'll discover how His imprint on your heart can make a lasting impression on your children.

Not Enough

The Freeing Truth about How to Be the Mom Your Kids Really Need

Author: Brooke McGlothlin

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 0735289638

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 4788

Encourages mothers to stop chasing the vision of a perfect family and start pursuing a relationship with God. --Publisher.

Pressing Pause

100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus

Author: Karen Ehman,Ruth Schwenk

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310356393

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7705

Kids bickering? Schedule jam-packed? Dishes and laundry both piled up high? Perhaps it’s time you pressed pause. Whether you’re juggling a career, kids’ schedules, and church commitments or you’re covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit. Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you. These 100 encouraging devotions for moms will help you begin each day with Scripture, drawing on God’s power, ingesting His Word, and learning practical ways to love and serve more like His Son. Just a few minutes each day can help you center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. So resist the rush. Halt the hustle. Press pause and find some calm in the chaos. Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than 1 million women daily. She has written nine books. Connect with her at KarenEhman.com. Ruth Schwenk is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She is the creator of TheBetterMom.com, and along with her husband, Patrick, ForTheFamily.org.

In the Middle of the Mess

Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life

Author: Sheila Walsh

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400204925

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2321

How do you turn your struggles into strengths? Beloved Bible teacher Sheila Walsh teaches readers how the daily spiritual practices of confession, meditation on God’s Word, and prayer result in fresh freedom in Christ. In her long-awaited new book, Sheila Walsh equips women with a practical method for connecting with God’s strength in the midst of struggle. From daily frustrations that can feel like overwhelming obstacles to hard challenges that turn into rock-bottom crises, women will find the means to equip themselves for standing strong with God. Using the spiritual applications of confession, prayer, and meditation on Scripture to form a daily connection to Jesus, women will learn how to experience new joy as a child of God who is fully known, fully loved, and fully accepted. In In the Middle of the Mess, Walsh reveals the hardened defenses that kept her from allowing God into her deepest hurts and shares how entering into a safe place with God and practicing this daily connection with him have saved her from the devil’s prowling attacks. Though we will never be completely “fixed” on earth, we are continually held by Jesus, whatever our circumstances.

A Marian Bible Study

Bringing Scripture to Life for Moms

Author: Laura Marie Wells

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)

ISBN: 9781592762224

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 3617

It's quickly evident this Bible study was designed by a mom for busy women. Wells offers suggestions for structuring study sessions with young children in tow and supplies all the necessary elements ? prayers, readings, songs, discussion questions and charts ? for a successful experience. Answers to each question are even provided in the back of the book. Laura Marie Wells, author of A Marian Bible Study: Bringing Scripture to Life for Moms, finds those connections between the Blessed Mother's life and ours. A mom to three children herself, Wells includes her own tales from the front with warmth and humor. At the same time, Wells exposes readers to the depth and breadth of what is known about Mary. Her careful research is borne of seven years? experience leading Bible studies. Wells? detailed questions are designed to break open the topic so participants learn the facts as they grow to truly love our mother Mary.

A Perfect Mess

Why You Don't Have to Worry About Being Good Enough for God

Author: Lisa Harper

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307457885

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4646

On those days when French fries litter the floor of your minivan, when you think bad words about other drivers, when your smile hides an anxious heart–in those moments when you fall short of all you’d hoped to be–what does God see when He looks at you? In your less-than-lovely moments, God sees a precious daughter in need of His perfect love. In this liberating look at how God adores and transforms imperfect people, Bible teacher Lisa Harper weaves poignant stories of her own personal foibles with a fresh take on selected Psalms to reveal a loving Father who remains your greatest champion even when you don’t feel anywhere close to holy. Join Lisa in discovering what happens when we stop trying to hide our inadequacies and doubts and instead trust God with our anger, frustrations, flaws, and regrets. As you accept God’s loving invitation to exchange your junk for His joy, you’ll find the imperfect pieces of your life shaped into a glorious pattern of divine grace. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mom Set Free

Find Relief from the Pressure to Get It All Right

Author: Jeannie Cunnion

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501156446

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7307

Moms are under so. much. pressure. Pressure that weighs us down and threatens to wipe us out. Are you ready for relief? Mom Set Free will empower you to parent in the confidence of God's grace and to experience the freedom you were created for. We moms are told that we have to get it all right so our kids turn out right. We’re told that their entire futures are riding on our ability to perfectly orchestrate their lives. And we’re told that the strength of their faith hinges on ours. And we begin to believe that if we just try hard enough, we can actually “be enough.” These impossible standards leave us stuck in worry, anger, guilt, comparison, and shame. Jeannie Cunnion gets it. And in Mom Set Free she reveals how the Good News of the Gospel empowers us to live—and parent—in the freedom for which Christ has set us free. Jeannie invites us to journey alongside her as we learn to: * Lay down what God has not asked us to carry so we can thrive in what He has. * Embrace our significance in our children’s lives in light of God’s sovereignty. * Trust God with the children He has entrusted to us. * Receive God’s grace so we can reflect God’s heart to our kids. It’s time to breathe deeper, walk lighter, and reclaim the wonder and adventure of parenting.

Hope for the Weary Mom

Author: Stacey Thacker,Brooke McGlothlin

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736960805

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 6592

Offers weary moms a chance to walk with God on their motherhood journey and in doing so find hope.