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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

Are You Opposing God? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of June 11

Are You Opposing God?Verse: Acts 11:1-18Additional Scripture Readings:Jonah 1:2-3:3Matthew 28:19-20Peter had resisted taking the gospel to the Gentiles. It made no sense to him to share the good news of salvation with those who were not of Jewish descent. Except for a few Samaritans and other such stragglers who had detoured into the faith, few... Read more

Jesus Prayer for Us – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of June 4

Jesus Prayer for UsVerse: John 17:20-26Additional Scripture Readings:Romans 8:26-272 Peter 3:9Before we believed in Jesus, before we even knew who he was, Jesus prayed for us.Jesus prayed in the garden, prior to his arrest and crucifixion. First, he prayed for himself, that God would complete the work of salvation he began in sending Jesus to... Read more

Hope Deferred – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of June 2

Hope deferredWho hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it patiently.Romans 8:25Hope deferred makes the heart sickProverbs 13:12A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear... Read more

How Many Loaves? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of May 28

How Many Loaves?Verse: John 6:1-15Additional Scripture Readings:2 Kings 4:42-44Mark 6:32-44The only miracle reported in each of the four Gospelsbesides the resurrectionis the feeding of the five thousand. If a truth is worth telling four times, it must be worth hearing.It probably seemed ridiculous to Philip to even consider feeding 5,000 men (and about 10,000 women... Read more

Faith Equals Faithfulness – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of May 26

Faith Equals FaithfulnessI was on a walk with a fellow Warrior one day, and she started teaching me about faithfulness. I was amazed. I had never really thought about the difference between faith and faithfulness.Yeah, Faith is the gift from God, but faithfulness is the fruit of the Spirit its the fruit of Faith. She... Read more