Every new mom experiences a myriad of emotions—joy, love, the frightening, yet terrific reality that you are now responsible for a tiny little dependent. And in the midst of all these emotions—and burpings, feedings, diaper changes, and quick naps—moms need to be reminded of God’s awesomeness. In this gift-like book, new mom and best-selling author Sarah Arthur writes about how delivering her son three weeks early reminds her of God’s timing, how her trip home from the hospital with her newborn son tucked away in his car seat points to God being in control even when she is fearful, and how a mom’s concern over friendly strangers touching her young child in the grocery store also reminds her that people are sent to help. In a fresh and contemplative style, Arthur sits alongside Mom and helps her understand that God is in control . . . even when her life feels drastically out of control. This devotional will be a great companion for Mom during the small amount of time she gets to sit and be still and think of the truths of God’s word, while relating it to her new favorite subject—her baby.
Forty Days And Forty Nights by Michelle Waters is bible devotion book with Christian devotionals. Here are some of the topics covered in this bible devotion book: - Daily devotions - Christian daily devotions - Christian devotions - Bible devotions - Daily devotions - Christian devotionals - Devotions for women - Spiritual devotions for women The first weeks of your baby's life can be overwhelming. You're exhausted. The house is a mess. You haven't been outside in days ? You wonder how in your wildest imagination you ever thought you were prepared for this thing called motherhood. Will your life ever be ""normal"" again? Well, just remember that God is even more concerned with your every need than you are with your baby's. Imagine that! He longs to take you in His arms and give you peace and comfort. A perfect gift for any new mother, Forty Days And Forty Nights is a book of 40 simple, affirming Christian devotions especially created to provide support and spiritual solace in those dizzying first weeks. As a young mother herself, Michelle Waters knows the emotional roller-coaster you're on - and her brief meditations, each accompanied by a verse or two of scripture and a prayer, will touch your heart and bring a smile to your face. So take a few quiet moments alone with God today and rest in the shelter of His wings. You'll be refreshed by His word and restored by His Spirit! This is a powerful little book for women. Michelle Waters has done a beautiful job of capturing the spirit of being a new mom. It will be helpful to women who are both celebrating and struggling with all the issues and aspects of new parenthood. Julie K. Aageson Coordinator, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Resource Centers With wisdom and insight, Forty Days And Forty Nights will surely nourish and encourage the new mother as she pauses to draw upon God's strength. Marilynn M. Moe Author of The Godly Woman and mother of six Michelle Waters is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Divinity School. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota, with her husband and two young daughters. She is also the author of Through the Clouds, a Christian devotional book for new moms. Forty Days and Forty Nights is a bible devotion book with Christian devotionals covering topics such as daily devotions, Christian daily devotions, Christian devotionals, bible devotions, devotions for women, and spiritual devotions for women.
This daily guide to the first year of motherhood combines prayerful, playful, and practical information to energize new moms. Features weekly devotionals and daily activities that foster a baby's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth.
Presents fifty Bible verses for mothers, which are intended to carry moms through difficult and challenging times, and fifty verses for mothers to read with their children so as to introduce God's word to their kids at an early age.
Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.
Got a Minute? Only a minute? This Bible is designed just for you. Being a new mom presents many challenges. But one of them doesn't have to be finding time to connect with God. Throughout this Bible, you will find fifty-two, one-minute Thought-Starters that let you dip into God's Word for a minute of refreshment. Each of these Thought-Starters is followed by an option for a five-minute prayer or a ten-minute study to help you learn even more about what God's Word has to say to you today. Devotional thoughts specifically for you, the new mom, are all presented in the most read, most trusted New International Version (NIV) translation. 'It keeps me encouraged.' When I became a new mom, I was overwhelmed with many physical and emotional changes. My spiritual life was put on hold because I was unsure how to tackle everything. Not only did the Bible speak to me with specific issues I was dealing with, like sleep deprivation and marital adjustments, but it also helped me pray?something I need a little extra help with. I'm telling all new mothers about this Bible! ---Lori, new mother to Natalie (2 months)
Hugs for New Moms is a timeless treasure of stories about motherhood that will serve to inspire and encourage the hearts of those who have had or are going to have a baby. Every thought expressed in this book is designed to celebrate the most wonderful occasion in a woman's life. The thrill and joy of being a new mom is never forgotten. Make memories with this Hugs book that will reside in a mother's heart for years to come.
First-time fathers are often intimidated by their new role, but they need not fear any longer. This helpful guide provides 90 inspirational two-page devotions, each based on Scripture and rich with practical advice. Lists of other helpful books and Web sites give readers even more resources from which to draw. This book is the perfect gift for baby showers, Father's Day, or as an encouragement to any new dad.
A Scripture-led devotional to encourage and bless time between mothers and the Lord. Time with God for Mothers is filled with ninety devotions that encourage mothers to spend time on their relationship with the Lord in prayer, thanksgiving, and praise. Devotions are topical and include: forgiveness, wisdom, comfort, guidance, and strength. A Quick Scripture Reference Guide is included to help mothers in their day-to-day walk with God and motherhood. Subjects consist of "Mother's Prayers", "God's Promises for Mothers", "God's Blessings for Mothers", "Responsibilities for Mothers", and "God's Dynamic Examples of Mothers".
It can be scary to hold your newborn--especially your first time Yet God's grace and spirit are present. "Blessing and Prayers for New Parents" calls attention to these holy moments by offering reflections, prayers, Scripture, special suggestions for growing as a parent, and ways to remember how much you love your child as you grow together as a family. Enjoy the new life of your child as author Matthew Beck shares prayers and blessings as you "anxiously await the wonder" on up through "God and toddlers" and beyond--all through the eyes of a new parent and all wrapped up in God's care. View sample pages. "Paperback"
Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start... First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited! "Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."
An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to: -Change a baby at a packed sports stadium -Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear -Stay awake (or at least upright) at work -Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat -Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.
In the spirit of Kenda Creasy Dean's and Ron Foster's youth ministry classic, The Godbearing Life (Upper Room Books, 1998), Sarah Arthur casts a new paradigm for postmodern ministry in which imagination and story take center stage. The God-Hungry Imagination explores the role of imagination and narrative in spiritual formation, reframing the youth pastor as "resident bard" and both scripture and the church as "narratable" worlds into which youth are invited.
This life-changing book explores seven principles that can help you become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Through biblical teaching, inspirational quotes, and true stories of women just like you, you will learn to incorporate your life as you have a powerful impact on those around you. Do you want to be a positive woman of powerful influence? Do you want to make a lasting impression on the lives of the people around you? You can become a positive woman—no matter where you find yourself right now—simply by choosing to allow God's power and strength to pour through you. This life-changing book explores seven principles that can help you become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Through biblical teaching, inspirational quotes, and true stories of women just like you, you will learn to incorporate your life as you have a powerful impact on those around you. Every woman—including you—has the potential to become a positive, powerful influence in her world. Never underestimate the power of a positive woman. That woman can be you!
Have you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you “mom” and wondered what in the world you got yourself into? If you’re like many Christian moms today, you’ve been reading the headlines and watching the rapid-fire changes in our culture with frustration and fear. Let’s face it: Moms today are facing questions that previous generations didn’t even see coming, and even our right to determine what is best for our own children is under fire. Popular speaker and blogger Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom) believes that today’s mothers need a special kind of strength. We need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We dare not rely on human strength for the battles we’re facing right now. In Becoming MomStrong, Heidi has a powerful message just for you—the mom in the midst of it all. Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic “me-too” moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God’s voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading. God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary: To be strong in the LordTo know who you are in Christ, andTo impart that strength to your kids.In other words, He wants you to be MomStrong! So if you’re feeling tired or inadequate today, get ready to find new strength as you join Heidi St. John in Becoming MomStrong.
Offers prayers for parents to say on behalf of their sons.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. [ Hebrews 4:16 NKJV ] You have been given a tremendous gift, rooted in God’s desire to know you personally. It is called prayer. Prayer is God’s invitation for you to enter into his presence with confidence, to hand Him all your hurts, needs, and worries. Prayer is God’s antidote to the toxins of fear, cynicism, skepticism, and self-centeredness that swirl around us. In this book, you will find prayers for your every need in life— finances, career, marriage, family, attitudes both good and bad, temptation, purpose, your country, and so much more.
Just Mom and Me Having Tea is a perfect venue for mothers and daughters to strengthen their special bond and grow in their Christian walk. Flexible lessons chock–full of creative ideas and activities cover topics important to girls (ages 6 to 9), including: the joys of being a good friend how God makes everyone special the benefits of helping others This keepsake journal will save forever cherished moments mom and daughter create during this spiritually enriching journey. Perfect for busy moms and Bible clubs.
How does a new mom face the wonder and the wear that a baby brings? What happens to the woman she was? Is it normal to laugh and cry simultaneously? Sandra Drescher-Lehman, in her disarmingly forthright way, gives language to the eternally long hours of being with babies, the holy moments that change exhaustion to exhilaration, the private fears, that sudden gratitude for one’s own mother. Drescher-Lehman’s own hands and heart are deep in this subject. She is a writer and mom to two preschoolers. Her voice is gritty, yet grateful. Her moods move through the range that all mothers know. She brings comfort. She lends identification to this most basic, yet most personal, experience. Each meditation is brief. Each offers a short Scripture passage and prayer and then suggests an idea or exercise that a preoccupied mom can carry throughout her day. With a beautiful layout, updated hardcover design, and a ribbon marker, this makes a perfect gift for expectant and new mothers.