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A Plague of Play-Doh – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 15

A Plague of Play-DohExodus 8Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 136Jeremiah 31:3-4It holds the place mats in crooked positions on the kitchen table. Walking from the table to the sink, it crunches underfoot on the linoleum. As we make our way across the family room, crumbs of red, green and blue smush into the carpet. Play-Doh.How many times... Read more

A Slow Fade – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 13

A Slow FadeSometimes, actually many times, especially at lunch, my children get their plates and sit at the coffee-table. Jacob is 11, and his body is smaller so he has a little more room. Faith, on the other hand, will be 15-years-old this month, and her legs are longer than both mine and my husbands.... Read more

F-I-G-H-T! – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 8

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P-Raise – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 6

P-RaiseHe leads forth the prisoners with singing.Psalm 68:6About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.  Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybodys chains came loose.Acts... Read more

Laughing Matters – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 1

Laughing MattersVerse: Genesis 21:1-7Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 126:2; Proverbs 31:25Sarah learned to laugh at the unexpected turns of her days. At first she laughed rather inappropriately at God when she heard she would bear a child in her nineties. She laughed with the pain of unbelief and doubt. Later she laughed with God out of pure... Read more

Speech – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of September 29

SpeechThe heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.Psalm 19:1-4Right now, as we exist, in this very moment, the heavens are declaring Gods glory.... Read more

You Look Like God! – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 23

You Look Like God!Verse: Genesis 1:26-31Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 139:13-14Colossians 3:10A mother tends to define herself most easily in terms of externals. I am what I do. I am what others need me to be. I am what I accomplish.While these descriptions are true, they are incomplete. They overlook the vital fact that we are made,... Read more

A Single Neuron or Warrior by Itself Is at Risk – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of September 22

A Single Neuron or Warrior by Itself Is at RiskI was reading a book on Brain Based Therapy with Adults by John B. Arden and Lloyd Linford, and I came across the most amazing sentence:A single neuron, by itself, is at risk. When I read it, I immediately thought of Warrior Moms! Read the following excerpt... Read more

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

The Blessing of Being an Older Mom

Across the developed world, mothers are getting older. Many women choose to delay having children so they can first lay a foundation of financial or relational security, or to pursue a career or personal goals. Other women never intended to be older mothers, but end up in that situation due to infertility, delayed marriage, or... 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

Texas Judge Gives Mom Who Wants to Transition Her Son’s Gender Sole Rights

Texas Judge Gives Mom Who Wants to Transition Her Son's Gender Sole Rights A Dallas judge ruled last week that a mother of an 8-year-old boy may solely decide to allow her child to transition from a boy to a girl against the fathers wishes.According to the Save James Facebook page, Judge Mary Brown ruled... 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

Kansas City Police Raise Funds for a Single Mom Who Donated Her Lottery Winnings to a Shot Officer

Kansas City Police Raise Funds for a Single Mom Who Donated Her Lottery Winnings to a Shot Officer Police from Kansas City, Missouri are raising funds for a single mother after she donated her $100 lottery winnings to a police officer who was shot in the line of duty.According to NBC12 in Kansas... Read more