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Grace for “Those” Mornings

May 27, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman Some mornings you just wake up feeling exceptional. Like the other morning when I was jarred to consciousness by the bizarre sensation of having hundreds of breadcrumbs sprinkled over my head and eau de garlic filling my nostrils. I opened my eyes to see my toddler son shaking an empty pizza delivery […]

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The Mortification of This Mother’s Sin

May 15, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Priya Samuel It’s that dreadful time of the year again. School exams! Not my school exams, but my kids’. But it feels like their exam time is more like mine because I’m the one planning every detail of their preparation and learning (not to mention all the worrying I do on their behalf). A […]

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Treasuring God After My Miscarriage

May 10, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Kristen Narara I usually look forward to Mother’s Day and anticipate the handmade gifts and sweet cuddles I will receive from my son. But this Mother’s Day, along with many other women around the world, I anticipate tears and moments of bittersweet reflection. We lost our second child recently. My son and I were […]

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A Counselor Shares the One Story that Moved Her Most of All

May 6, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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[This article by Christina Fox originally published here on her blog "To Show Them Jesus" on March 25, 2013.] “The One Story That Moves Me Most of All” by Christina Fox I once held the hands of a rape victim while we sat in a hospital waiting room. We spoke different languages, but I could […]

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When I Want to Edit My Life

April 29, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Christina Fox I sat there staring at the coffee cup on the table in front of me. Listening to my friend talk, I felt my eyes burn and tried to gather myself together. It had been a while since we chatted. On our own, without the kids and husbands, we sat in one of […]

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One Friend’s Bold Book Recommendation

March 25, 2013 Good Reading
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by Gloria Furman As the kids’ paper chain calendar countdown gets shorter and shorter, my Things To-Do list seems to get longer and longer. Isn’t it funny how that happens? We’re packing up for a month-long trip to the States, making our first stop in Orlando for The Gospel Coalition National Conference. One might imagine […]

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Grace for a mother’s heart idol

March 20, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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Excerpt from Staci Eastin‘s book The Organized Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Conquering Chaos (Cruciform Press, 2011) “A few years ago at a birthday part with my children, another mother pulled me aside and told me that my child had talked back to her. She was embarrassed to tell me, but as my friend, she […]

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Book Recommendation – Christ in the Chaos

March 1, 2013 Good Reading
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My friend Kimm Crandall has written a book for moms who need the grace and love of Jesus Christ. I can’t think of a greater recommendation than this for her book because every page has grace written all over it. As a sinner who is a mother, by God’s grace I’ve been made aware of […]

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Jesus is the True and Better Host

February 21, 2013 Showing Hospitality
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[Excerpt taken from Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman copyright ©2013. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Il 60187, www.crossway.org.] Jesus is the True and Better Host I might try a number of strategies to fix my greed/pride/selfish­ness problem, but true repentance is elusive in my self-motivated strategies […]

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One Mom Describes how the Gospel is Good News Every Day

February 9, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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I recently heard a testimony at church about the powerful work that God is doing in the heart of a Christian sister from South Africa. With Cheré’s gracious permission, I’ve published parts of her story here for your encouragement as well. In the past several months you have seen some very exciting evidences of God’s […]

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On God’s glorious creation and the gospel

January 12, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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“Thy glory o’er creation shines; But in Thy sacred Word, I read in fairer, brighter lines, My bleeding, dying Lord.” – Anne Steele, “Thou Lovely Source of True Delight” “The whole world is a theater of the glory of God. But what is the glory of creation, of the preservation and governing of the world, […]

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Don’t Despise the Day of Small Things

December 20, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman Today was a day of small things. Except for that diaper incident. That was fairly epic. And that struggle with a daughter who needed to complete a worksheet for kindergarten. My sinful response needlessly turned it into a much bigger deal. Then in the midst of all this I had that dark, […]

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