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Living the Mom Life 7: Loose Hands

Living the Mom Life Day 7: Loose Hands Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Psalm 127:3, ESV) So often when you are raising toddlers and babies, in between changing a diaper and looking for a pacifier to soothe a screaming baby, someone will comment about how fast the time goes and to be sure you enjoy it. In that moment, as your hair…

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Living the Mom Life 6: Help Them See You in Me

Living the Mom Life Day 6: Help Them See You in Me And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:1-2, ESV). Early on, Hannah shows us that she…

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Living the Mom Life 5: A New Passion for Prayer

Living the Mom Life Day 5: A New Passion for Prayer Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7, ESV) A mom’s plate is usually a very full one. Your calendar is full of appointments, practices,…

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Living the Mom Life 4: A Serious Responsibility

Living the Mom Life Day 4: A Serious Responsibility Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, ESV) A harp seal stays with her baby for 12 days, and then leaves it. If a black bear only has one cub instead of several, she will often abandon it, as she feels it’s not worth her time. A…

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Living the Mom Life 3: Expectations vs. Reality

Living the Mom Life Day 3: Expectations vs. Reality But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV) We’ve all been there—building something up so perfectly in our minds, but the reality ends up being the complete…

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Living the Mom Life 2: The Early Sleepless Days

Living the Mom Life Day 2: The Early Sleepless Days Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28, ESV) Few people need a divine intervention of rest more than a new mom. That sweet little bundle of joy you brought home from the hospital doesn’t seem to like his bed and has decided that he would rather live a nocturnal life. Your…

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Living the Mom Life 1: While I Carried You

Living the Mom Life Day 1: While I Carried You For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13-14, ESV) There are few sounds more precious to hear than a fast-paced heartbeat coming from inside your belly. The awe and excitement you feel in that moment is unlike any other and is just the beginning…

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Beautiful in God’s Eyes 7: Having a God’s Eye View

Beautiful in God’s Eyes Day 7: Having a God’s Eye View But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7, ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever…

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Beautiful in God’s Eyes 6: Beauty by God’s Standards

Beautiful in God’s Eyes Day 6: Beauty by God’s Standards Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. (1 Peter 3:3-4, ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus…

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Beautiful in God’s Eyes 5: Life Beyond Looks

Beautiful in God’s Eyes Day 5: Life Beyond Looks Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30, ESV) The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8, ESV) So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians…

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