Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms

Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms

by Linda Vujnov
     
 

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Laughter lightens the heart and helps you discover grace in the moment
In a mother’s land of milk and honey, the milk is often spilt and the honey is usually smeared all over the face of the baby in his high chair. Linda Vujnov has been there and knows exactly what it feels like.
Between packing lunches, drying the dishes in the sink, returning emails, and

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Laughter lightens the heart and helps you discover grace in the moment
In a mother’s land of milk and honey, the milk is often spilt and the honey is usually smeared all over the face of the baby in his high chair. Linda Vujnov has been there and knows exactly what it feels like.
Between packing lunches, drying the dishes in the sink, returning emails, and making sure mascara is applied without smudges, Spilt Milk offers a delightful alternative for busy moms that will lighten your day and remind you that God’s grace is found in the most unlikely places. You’ll discover the ways God uses the everyday adventures of an imperfect woman to emphasize his grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310285113
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
469,388
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 2.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Spilt Milk

Devotions for Moms
By Linda Vujnov

Zondervan

Copyright © 2009 Linda Vujnov
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-28511-3


Chapter One

dead yet

"Is she dead yet?" I asked, shuffling past my son and daughter as they burst into the seventeenth performance of a silly, hand-clappy, nonsensical melody about a gal named Miss Susie. The lyrics start when Miss Susie is a baby, giving childish details as to what Miss Susie says through each milestone of her life.

It goes something like this: "Miss Susie was a baby, a baby, a baby, Miss Susie was a baby, she went like this, "Where's my bottle?" The singsong continues along with questions she asks, depending on her age. The final line is, "Miss Susie was a grandma, a grandma, a grandma, Miss Susie was a grandma, and she went like this, "Where's my cane?"

As day turned to night, the song became more incessant and irritating. Who in the world is Miss Susie, and why would anyone create such an annoying rhyming song about her? My two oldest children spent the next twenty-four plus hours facing each other in different parts of every room, slapping hands and chanting about this strange character named Miss Susie. This insidious clang, clang, rubbish, quickly became impressed on my brain.

I caught myself while in the shower or feeding the dog or doing laundry repeating Miss Susie's life story-ugh! onlysevere drugs could clear the mentally etched song. Why did I remember a song about Miss Susie, whom I don't even know, but I cannot seem to remember a Scripture past the first reading?

The best way to remember Scripture is by repeating it over and over again. We, as believers, need to make Scripture memory a part of our daily quiet time. Easier said than done? of course! but there is one thing that is for sure: it takes one step to start the journey. Standing still will get you nowhere.

At the end of each Spilt Milk devotion I include a Scripture verse. Feel free to sing them to yourself to the tune of "Mary Had a little lamb" or the Little Einsteins theme song-whatever it takes to get them stuck in your head like Miss Susie's still stuck in mine, although by now she must be dead.

For those of you who cannot carry a tune past your front door, are in the church choir but shouldn't be, or (like me) would end up in the outtakes of American Idol, don't fret. Another way to get Scriptures stuck in your head is to write them on sticky notes and adhere them to bathroom mirrors, the refrigerator, the pantry, or wherever you visit during your daily routine. Oh, by the way. I don't recommend sticking one to your two-year-old's forehead. It keeps falling off.

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

(Continues...)



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Spilt Milk is an inspirational devotional filled with hilarious stories that will encourage any mom. This book is an outstanding source of real life wisdom that will lead even the busiest of moms into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. -- Dr. Rick Warren, , Senior Pastor

Meet the Author

Linda Vujnov has been in the field of education for nearly twenty years. She served as the interim junior high pastor at Saddleback Church and as a volunteer in high school ministry. Linda currently serves on staff at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California where she coordinates launching new Saddleback campuses in and around Orange County and is a MOPS speaker. Linda is married and has four children. Contact her are www.lindavujnov.com

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