All or Nothing – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of December 1

All or NothingI have noticed a tendency in myself and others to either do ALL or NOTHING.  Oh, how I pray for the gray area of grace to manifest within us! We think its either black or white.  This type of thinking can lead one down a path of exhaustion.  In fact, thats usually what... Read more

Earthbound Attitudes – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of November 26

Earthbound AttitudesVerse: 2 Kings 2:1-11Additional Scripture Readings:Isaiah 65:17-252 Corinthians 5:1Seventy-one percent of Americans believe in an afterlife. And yet, when asked, most reply that they know very little about what that life will be like. What do you know about heaven?Very little. Thats what most of us know about heaven. Maybe we dont long for... Read more

A Waiting Woman – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of November 24

A Waiting Woman Do you know any woman who isnt worn out and/or waiting on something? Ive never met anyone who says, I feel so rested, and everything I was waiting on arrived! This is because we dont live in a fairy tale. We live in reality, and the real world places continual demands upon us... Read more

Dinner is Served! – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of November 19

Dinner Is Served!Verse: 2 Samuel 9:1-9Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 23:5-6Ephesians 2:4-8Once David was crowned king, he faced the decision of what to do about a longtime family feud between his house and the house of Saul. Although it was legally acceptable to avenge himself by killing all living relations of Saul, David chose to respond in... Read more

He Is the Prize – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of November 17

He is the prizeDo you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it... Read more

Whose Child Is This? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of November 12

Whose Child Is This?Verse: 1 Samuel 1:21-28Additional Scripture Readings:Psalm 66:1920Proverbs 3:56Have you ever prayed Hannahs words as your own?I have. Several times. Eagerly Ive asked for God to take charge of my children. Out of fear that I might ruin them, I hand them over to him.But as I give my children to God, I... Read more

It’s All Relational – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of November 10

It's All RelationalI recently experienced a very deep disappointment. I had faith that I would be successful at something, and I wasnt. It hurt. My pride was not as harmed as my faith. I knew that this was not an issue about whether I won first place in the race, as much as it was... Read more

Learning to Ask – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of November 5

Learning to AskVerse: Numbers 27:1-11Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 33:20Zelophehads daughters needed help. Their fathers lands were about to pass out of the family because he had left no sons to inherit. The daughters felt they had a right to the land. They didnt sit back and wish they had the land. With courage and conviction, they... Read more

May You Go to the Lord Who Is Able to Meet Your Needs – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of November 3

May You Go to the Lord Who Is Able to Meet Your NeedsAnd my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:19My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order... Read more

Time Wasters – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 29

Time WastersVerse: Joshua 10:1-15Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 37:5Matthew 6:34Where does your time go? Do you ever look back at the end of the day and wonder? Do you sometimes wish God would stretch your days, as he did for Joshua fighting the enemies of Israel?One reason you may not have enough time is that you waste... Read more

Look up! – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 26

Look up!I was feeling down yesterday. I recognized the oh too familiar feeling of heaviness and lack of motivation as soon as it arrived, and I combated it with Scripture. I knew that I was justified in feeling sad. My mom was leaving again. She informed me that she was divorcing her 5th husband, and... Read more

What Good Is Guilt? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 22

What Good Is Guilt?Verse: Leviticus 7:1-10Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 382 Corinthians 7:10Are there days when you feel like a failure at everything you do? Your tongue lashes out in cruelty at the very children you love. You lose patience with co-workers. The envy youve fought so hard to control gets the best of you, and your... Read more

A Mom Moment – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 20

A Mom MomentFor I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find... Read more

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

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

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