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Close the Complaint Desk – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 17

Close the Complaint DeskVerse:  Jude 1:16Additional Scripture Readings: Numbers 14:27 James 4:13-17It rains on our picnic. It snows when were ready to leave for Christmas vacation. The baby spits up on our shoulder just as were ready to walk out the door.And in response, we gripe. Marching off to lifes complaint department, we moan that circumstances arent... Read more

Anxietys Clever Trap and Why We Fall for It – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of September 15

Anxietys Clever Trap and Why We Fall for ItAha! I discovered a secret. You may already know about Anxietys scheme against youAn anxious heart weighs a man down,but a kind word cheers him up.Proverbs 12:25This verse states the truth so plainly; it seems like common sense, but for some reason I am just now getting... Read more

Waiting Well – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 15

Waiting WellVerse:  2 Peter 3:8Additional Scripture Readings: Psalms 40:1 ;  Psalms 130:6We all wait. For jobs, answers to prayer, for another chance after weve failed. Gods view of time is not like ours. If we want to show God we trust him, well learn to wait well. Heres how:Think right. We can give God room to... Read more

Daughters of the King – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 10

Daughters of the KingVerse: 1 Peter 2:9-10Additional Scripture Readings:Zechariah 9:9Revelation 17:14Did you know that youre a princess? If you know Jesus as your Savior, thats exactly what you are!In 1 Peter 2:9 we read, You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Gods special possession. You are royalty! Some commentators say that... Read more

A Message for Warriors – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of September 8

A Message for WarriorsThe Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the year of the... Read more

Respond to the Call – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 3

Respond to the CallVerse:  James 1:22-25Additional Scripture Readings: Matthew 7:21-27 James 2:14-20When God calls, will we respond or reject? Most of the time we want to respond. We run to our Lord, eager for his next command, hungry for the next assignment, ready to turn from what has been occupying us to what he wants us to... Read more

Around the Corner of Christ – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of September 1

Around the Corner of ChristHave you been following Jesus for a while now? Has He led you down fearful paths and left you there? Did He run out on you right when the bad guys showed up? I know that answer to those questions. He stayed, He fought for you, He won, and as a... Read more

In God We Trust – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of August 27

In God We TrustVerse: >Hebrews 6:13-20Additional Scripture Readings:Numbers 23:19Titus 1:2A dollar is just a scrap of paper, printed in green ink. What gives it value is the promise printed on it by the government. Because we take the government at its word, we believe the dollars promise and the dollar becomes valuable to us. Similarly,... Read more

From Church to the Soccer Field – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of August 25

From Church to the Soccer FieldSmall groups are about to kick off at our church. The pastors just had an Inspire Leaders event and pastors gave encouraging talks.  The band also played to cheer us on. It was fun. They even had desserts and coffee for us. I enjoyed myself so much; I just wanted... Read more

The Kings Kindness – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of August 19

The Kings Kindness  Titus 3:3-5  Additional Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 9:24 Ephesians 2:6-7In the morning we determine to keep our voices at a reasonable decibel level the entire day. But by 9:30 a.m. were already hollering at the kids. At midday we covenant to be patient, but only thirty minutes later were snapping at people around us in... Read more

His will? Your will? – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of August 18

His will? Your will?I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to that mountain, Move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.Matthew 17:20-21Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

Behind Bars – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of June 18

Behind BarsVerse: Acts 28:29-30Additional Scripture Readings:Deuteronomy 30:8-10Philippians 1:12-29Did you know that the most prolific writer of the New Testament was a jailbird? Paul was imprisoned on several occasions because he persisted in preaching the gospel. While serving time in a cell, Paul learned patience and resourcefulness, which carried Gods message through the bars of his... Read more

Sanctification – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of June 16

SanctificationWhen you get that its not about you, you become a powerhouse for the Kingdom. You receive unstoppable strength and understanding.After you receive Christ, the process of sanctification begins: being made like Him. A large part of this process is experienced by being in His Word. After you have saturated yourself in the Word, consistently... Read more

They Laughed at Him – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of June 9

They Laughed at HimWhen Jesus entered the rulers house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd, he said, Go away.  The girl is not dead but asleep.  But they laughed at him.  After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.... Read more