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Pass It On – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of August 13

Pass It OnVerse:  2 Timothy 1:5-7Additional Scripture Readings:  Deuteronomy 6:4-9;  1 Peter 3:15  Who introduced you to Jesus?Perhaps it was a college roommate. Or your husband. Or a friend from a local womens group. Maybe it was a minister or a youth group leader. And maybe, just maybe, it was your grandmother or even your... Read more

6 Amazing Roles That Grandparents Fill in Our Families Today

Despite factors such as spread out families, rising divorce rates, and family disharmony that make maintaining a connected extended family more challenging, research still shows there are real benefits to grandparents being involved in their children and grandchildren.Grandparents fill many vital roles in their family structure and can offer great help to the generations coming... Read more

10 Feelings to Expect When You Become the Empty Nester

Our children will face many challenges in their new lives, and so will we. Prepare to be challenged by the changing roles and expectations. Prepare for missteps and misunderstandings, and be ready for the great rewards of a new relationship with your children.Give as much grace as you need to receive, and remember change takes... Read more

In Proportion to Your Faith – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of August 11

In Proportion to Your FaithIf a mans gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it... Read more

Growing Pains – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of August 6

Growing PainsVerse:  2 Thessalonians 1:3-6Additional Scripture Readings:  Psalms 92:12-13;  1 Thessalonians 3:12-13As moms, our days can be so hectic we cant tell whether were coming or going, much less growing. We can stand our five-year-old against the wall and see tangible evidence of growth by marking a spot two inches above last years measurement. But... Read more

How to Fight Stay-at-Home-Mom Depression

First of all, anytime you experience troubling emotional symptoms it is important to check in with your doctor to rule out other causes and get their professional advice on ways to treat how you are feeling. Therapy and medication can be amazing game-changers when struggling with mental health issues. These are tools you should explore with... Read more

The Winds Against Us – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of August 4

The winds against usDuring the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Its a ghost, they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them, Take courage! It is I. Dont be afraid.Lord,... Read more

8 Tips for Finding Peace in Your Children’s School Decisions

As a parent, its been hard to miss the heated discussions taking place over recent weeks about whether or not children should return to school in the fall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Most schools have already set out plans for how they intend to keep children safe when they return, and now parents everywhere... Read more

Why Single Moms Don’t Attend Church (And What We Can Do about It)

Single Moms. Just hearing those two words together immediately evokes a response. For some, you will think of the single mother who raised you, as your father passed away far too early, or maybe you think of a special co-worker, family member, or friend who has a unique story. Your heart is filled with compassionate... Read more

6 Best Ways to Model True Discernment for Your Kids

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him... Read more

Lets Sidetrack Perfectionism – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of July 30

Lets Sidetrack PerfectionismVerse:  Colossians 1:21-23Additional Scripture Readings:2 Samuel 22:33Romans 5:10When Caesar Ritz opened his Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1898, this fastidious man sat at every table in the dining room, measured its height to the exact centimeter and adjusted the legs if needed. He slept in each bed in the hotel, one per night,... Read more

God Tests obedience, the Enemy Tests Faith – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of July 28

God Tests Obedience, the Enemy Tests FaithSo when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. We sent Timothy, who is our brother and Gods fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one would... Read more

Good and Angry – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of July 23

Good and AngryVerse:  Ephesians 4:25-27Additional Scripture Readings: Psalms 37:8Mark 3:5Is it possible to be good, and angry? As far as we can tell, the answer is no. The good moms we watch either dont get angry or they dont let us know theyre angry. Watching such folks can leave us frustrated and guilt-ridden regarding our own... Read more

5 Ways to Deal with Tension between You and Your Children

My kids always dreaded it when we said, We need to have a family meeting ASAP. To them, it equated to lectures, rules, and reminders of how theyd messed up. It took my husband and I a long time to approach things differently. Once we started communicating with our kids, instead of communicating at them,... Read more

The Further out on the Water the More There Is to Lose or Gain – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of July 21

The Further out on the Water the More There Is to Lose or GainDuring the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Its a ghost, they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said... Read more

Pillar People – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of July 16

Pillar PeopleVerse:   Galatians 2:9  Additional Scripture Readings:Acts 15:32 Hebrews 10:24In Galatians 2:9, Paul refers to Peter (Cephas), James and John as pillars. They were the earliest leaders of the church. They encouraged it, and they protected it against heretical teaching.Pillars support. They undergird and uphold. One of the major tasks of a mother is to... Read more

10 Things You Teach Your Daughter When You Criticize Women

5. Shell never be good enough. Bottom line, when we criticize women, we send a hidden message to our daughters that theyll never be good enough.My daughter returned from a friends house pretty discouraged. They were making friendship bracelets in the living room while her mom watched TV. The news covered a story on Americas... Read more

Do We Need to Talk Modesty with Our Sons Too?

With the ebb and flow of cultural and societal changes, words take on different meaning and the word modesty is no exception. What was considered modesty 100 years ago looks a bit different than what wed consider modest today. Even reading the word modesty in the title of this post brought a picture to your... Read more

The Key Is Encouraging – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of July 14

The Key Is EncouragingDont you just love to be encouraged?! Dont you feel so much better after hearing an encouraging word? The Bible is full of encouraging Words that have the ability to ignite the fire of Christ within us. Its one thing if someone tells us we have a nice smile, but its a... Read more

So Why Do We Suffer? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of July 9

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When Is the Right Time to Offer Parental Advice?

Another Parent Asks for Your Opinion The number one clue that you can give parental advice is when you are asked. A direct invitation to share your opinion is a privilege. When one trusts us enough to seek our guidance, our role is to share with love, grace, and truth. If we handle the opportunity... Read more

The Other Side of Faith – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of July 7

The Other Side of FaithDuring the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Its a ghost, they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them, Take courage! It is I. Dont be... Read more

4 Burdens Mothers Always Carry for Their Children

The Burden of Safety Ask any mom on the planet, and she will likely tell you that her childrens safety and well-being is at the top of her concerns. Not only were mothers created as nurturers, they were created with a heart of protectiveness as well. And while protectiveness can be a good thing, in... Read more

10 Ways You Can Make A Difference in Your Grandchild’s Life

You have so much valuable wisdom and life experience. Be willing to share your skills, your knowledge, and your expertise with your grandchild. Teach them to bake bread, build a birdhouse, change a tire, crochet, or learn something from you. They will not only gain valuable skills, but will also build valuable memories in the... Read more

Best Intentions – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of July 2

Best IntentionsVerse: 1 Corinthians 10:12-13Additional Scripture Readings:Philippians 1:6Hebrews 13:21We want to provide extra income for our family, so we take on a home-based job. Our children constantly interrupt and we find ourselves hollering, grouchy and running on empty. We want to lose fifty pounds, so we take diet pills and skip meals. Consequently, were shaky... Read more

Dont look down! – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of June 30

Dont look down!I was encouraging a friend with faith the other day by saying, I know we are out here walking on the water, but dont look down; look straight ahead to Jesus in faith it will be fine. Afterwards, I thought about what I said and I imagined Peter walking on the water. I... Read more

A Flicker or a Flame? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of June 25

A Flicker or a Flame?Verse: Romans 12:11-13Additional Scripture Readings:Song of Songs 8:62 Timothy 1:6Apathy is like a flame that only flickers and sputters beneath our faith in Christ. It may flare up occasionally when blown by the winds of whatever seems interesting at the moment, but soon returns to only a weak flicker. Zeal, on... Read more

10 Affirmations for the Parent of a Prodigal Child

Susan Aken iBelieve Contributing Writer Parenting is one of the best and hardest experiences in life. Our powerful love for our children can feel scary at times. Scary because it means were vulnerable. It doesnt take long to discover that we have little control over these precious ones who hold our hearts.For the Christian parent,... Read more

What it Takes to Mother Black Boys

When I thought about becoming a mother, I knew that I wanted to find out the gender of each child as early as possible so that I could plan for his or her arrival. There were names to select and a registry to createdreams of cribs and mobiles danced in my head like sugar-plum fairies.... Read more

Walk through Fires – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of June 23

Walk through firesShadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.  If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we service is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even... Read more