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Grace and Glory

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 “How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.” GK Chesterton

We come from all walks of life and are all at different stages of mothering.  You may be like me and have more children at home than the woman who lived in a shoe (and your lovin’ every minute of it!).  You might be the joyful mother of one.  Or maybe your sweet ones live in heaven.  Perhaps your children grew not in your womb, but in your heart.  Maybe you have an empty nest as all your children have left to make their own ways in the world.  Maybe you mother everything that is living within arms reach from the neighborhood children to the stray cat.  Maybe you are the spiritual mother to many young people in your church who look to you for prayer and inspiration for Christian living.   Whatever your mothering role, know this: You were created for this and your task is monumental.  We recognize that and we honor you!

Grace and Glory For Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day, we have compiled a list of our favorite devotions from the last year.  We’ve added spaces for journaling and reflection as well.  The result is a beautiful ebook that will encourage your heart.  It would make a great Mother’s Day gift for that special Mom in your life or as a treat for yourself!  (You know we believe in treating ourselves well!)

We know that often the days are long and yet the years are short.  We encourage (beg and plead with) you to take a moment out each day.  Refresh your spirit.  Drink deeply from the grace and glory the Lord has promised to those who walk uprightly.

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This lovely moms devotional, written by two moms still in the thick of things with their young ones, is available now in our Books and Resources section.

“The only question that remains is whether we will let Christ’s love burst in. It will be inconvenient. I can assure you of that. He’ll mess with our plans and shake up the tidy order of our days. He’ll manifest Himself in ways we cannot imagine and at times that interrupt us. But, if we let Him we will be blessed. He will get glory and we can participate in that. That might be the most amazing thing of all. That we are allowed to participate in the glory of God.” –Grace and Glory, page 35

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(From those who chimed in with their favorite thing about being a mom, random.org picked Renata!  She left this comment: “My favourite thing about being a Mum is watching this little person grow and change -being there for each and every step!! And of course the little, warm bodies that creep into Mum and Dad’s bed on cold nights!!!”  CONGRATULATIONS, Renata!  And Happy Mother’s Day!  The ebook will be sent to your email address.  ENJOY!)

PURCHASE GRACE AND GLORY FOR MOMS HERE.

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 “How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, […]

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Grace & Glory For Moms – Give Away

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For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
(Psalm 84:11)

Grace – God’s unmerited favor.  His loving kindness poured out upon us, not for anything we have done or will do, but just because He loves us.  Every day we have the opportunity to partake in this beautiful gift from an infinitely loving father.  A father who knows us, who sees us, and still loves us with all of our imperfections.

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Grace & Glory For Moms is a compilation of our very favorite Prayer Posts, along with journaling pages.  The posts we feel sing the praises of God’s glory and most tenderly speak to mothers hearts.  31 devotions that allow peace to pour over and wash away the dirt of the day.

Our ebook officially releases Wednesday, May 8th just in time for Mother’s Day!

We are also giving away a copy to one special mommy!  All you need to do to participate in the give-away is leave us a comment on this post or on our Facebook page telling us your favorite thing about being a mommy!  On Friday, May 10th we will randomly draw a name from the entries and send you a free copy of Grace & Glory For Moms.

(Linked to Motivation MondayCreative HomeAcre Hop, You’re Gonna Love It, Manic MondaysMostly Homemade MondaysEncourage One Another WednesdayHope In Every Season and Intentional Me)

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. (Psalm 84:11) Grace – God’s unmerited favor.  His loving kindness poured out upon us, not for anything we have done or will do, but just because He loves […]

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The 10 Day Give: DAY ONE!

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The concept behind the 10 Day Give is to kick off a season of intense gratefulness and awareness of God’s provision and presence in our lives by giving.  Giving time, giving money, giving possessions, giving special gifts.  Just GIVE!  Give intentionally for 10 days!  Will you join us???? Read More

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The concept behind the 10 Day Give is to kick off a season of intense gratefulness and awareness of God’s provision and presence in our lives by giving.  Giving time, giving money, giving possessions, giving special gifts.  Just GIVE!  Give intentionally for 10 days!  Will you join us????

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Prayer for the Week August 20 – In His Presence

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As many of us have kids heading back to school this week it seems only fitting that we take a moment to breathe and focus on God’s presence.  We know from the word that God promises to never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6,) but don’t you find it easy to forget?  I do.  I forget that he is walking right beside me, that His Spirit is within me.  When I forget, that’s when everything goes south.  So this year in the hustle and bustle of our school year we are focusing in on God’s presence.  Read More

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As many of us have kids heading back to school this week it seems only fitting that we take a moment to breathe and focus on God’s presence.  We know from the word that God promises to never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6,) but don’t you find it easy to forget?  I do.  […]

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Review: Year of Plenty

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“For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.”  Romans 8:22-23

I was reading the Fuller Focus magazine a few months ago and came across an article about a Fuller alum who had written a rather intriguing book.  I was so fascinated by that article, that I immediately got online and ordered the book.  Basically, Pastors Craig and Nancy Goodwin one day got a harebrained idea.   Read More

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“For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, […]