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Publication Date: 2016
Kids bickering? Schedule jam-packed? Dishes and laundry both piled up high? Perhaps its time you pressed pause.
Whether youre juggling a career, kids schedules, and church commitments or youre covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit.
Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you.
These 100 encouraging devotions for moms will help you begin each day with Scripture, drawing on Gods power, ingesting His Word, and learning practical ways to love and serve more like His Son.
Just a few minutes each day can help you center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. So resist the rush. Halt the hustle. Press pause and find some calm in the chaos.
Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than 1 million women daily. She has written nine books. Connect with her at KarenEhman.com.
Ruth Schwenk is a pastors wife, mom of four energetic kids, lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She is the creator of TheBetterMom.com, and along with her husband, Patrick, ForTheFamily.org.
Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than one million women daily. She has written nine books including Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All and Let. It. Go: How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and the mother of three, she enjoys antique hunting, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and feeding the many teens who gather around her kitchen island for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com.
Ruth Schwenk is the founder of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, Patrick, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastors wife, a mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and a dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Ruth is the coauthor of Hoodwinked and Pressing Pause. The Schwenks are the coauthors of For Better or for Kids. Ruth, Patrick, and their children live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
BestLifeMistakeOld Bridge, NJAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Busy Women Need to Press PauseMarch 25, 2016BestLifeMistakeOld Bridge, NJAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Pressing Pause is a daily devotional for moms. This is a beautiful hardcover book with thick pages, purple lettering and an attached bookmark. There are 100 devotionals that will take just a few minutes of your busy day. The authors squeeze a lot of goodness into those few minutes.
For me, I take a few minutes every night before I go to sleep to slow down and refresh myself in the Word. This devotional was a great guide to lead me. The authors also include questions at the end of each devotional if you want to spend time reflecting on the day's lesson and scripture.
I recommend this book for all of you busy ladies out there! I know that in the rush of your lives you can tend to be very unselfish and do, do, do for others but you need to "press pause" and stop and do this for your self.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Book Look Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review.
MelissaNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great devotional for busy moms looking for more time with God!March 23, 2016MelissaNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The younger our babes, the harder it is to not only find the time to read Scripture, but also keep our minds focused enough to hear from God as we are reading. This wonderful new devotional from Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk aims to helps moms reverse this. Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet Jesus is ideal for the mom who is trying to regain her footing in spending time alone with God. The short passages are expounded upon alternating between the authors. Real-life examples from each woman's life. At the end of each devotion is a sample prayer and questions to ponder. Finally, there is space to journal your own thoughts after reading.
This is intended to be a way for mom to press pause on their day for just a moment. I think this would have been especially helpful when I was first starting on my mothering journey. Moments with God were hard to create even though it was what my heart desired. I talk to a lot of new moms and I've heard this same thing over and over.
The title for this devotional is so perfect. My girls are apt to say, "Pause the game!" when they are playing pretend and need to do something in real life for a second. The same idea is here. We need to press pause from the tyranny of the ordinary. If it has been a while since you took some time alone with God this is a great place to start.
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