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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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