Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310285113
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 729,836
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 2.40 (d)

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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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...)



Excerpted from Spilt Milk by Linda Vujnov Copyright © 2009 by Linda Vujnov. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

1. dead yet....................11
2. donuts and marbled rye....................14
3. oh BGYN....................18
4. a single dad....................22
5. FOLA JOY....................25
6. brotherly loathe....................28
7. pishaw delivery awe....................31
8. idiot alert....................34
9. my last drink....................37
10. necessary weeping....................40
11. crater face....................44
12. dodging baseballs....................47
13. time-out....................50
14. purse paranoia....................53
15. a rare collection....................57
16. perfectly imperfect!....................60
17. suiting needs....................64
18. artist demands....................67
19. breaking up with debra....................70
20. girls' night out....................74
21. pet couture....................77
22. battle with the bulging....................80
23. dear john....................83
24. easing pain....................87
25. hardly an affair....................90
26. write me up....................95
27. coming clean....................98
28. please don't talk....................101
29. wit's end....................104
30. boxes....................108
31. drumsticks and whale vomit....................111
32. walking tasha....................114
33. bring on the clowns....................118
34. stealing fruit....................121
35. calamitous cartwheels....................125
36. mission possible....................128
37. nothing but the truth....................131
38. thou shalt notassume....................135
39. the eyes of an invisible dog....................139
40. getting lucky....................143
41. frog hunt....................147
42. shower with a friend....................151
43. driving charlie....................154
44. circus acts....................158
45. mistaken identity....................161
46. you're hired!....................164
47. meanest mom in the world....................167
48. warning signs....................171
49. behaving badly....................175
50. frying eggs....................178
51. pity? party of two....................182
52. high speed chase....................185
53. mr. and mrs. bird....................189
54. saturating shock....................193
55. persnickety....................198
56. operation hazmat....................201
57. hunger pangs....................204
58. stupid words....................208
59. when i grow up....................212
60. scoot scooter!....................216
Acknowledgments....................221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Perfect for Mothers of all ages

    Laugh-out-loud funny stories that every Mom and Grandma can relate to. The Christian inspirational messages at the end of each story really put every day happenings into perspective. A perfect gift for Mother's Day...I bought several for friends!

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  • Posted May 24, 2009

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    Great book for Moms

    Zondervan has a new release from author Linda Vujnov called Spilt Milk. This is a collection of 60 short inspirational thoughts for Mom's written by a Mom. She uses her experiences with her children and family to write stories with biblical applications for every day living. Mom's will enjoy this book and appreciate the author's honesty in dealing with the ups and downs of raising children.

    I enjoyed reading this book. It made me laugh several times as I read. I liked how the author finished each writing with a Bible verse of encouragement. This is a good book to have to pick up to read as you have a few extra minutes in your day to be encouraged. It made me feel like I was reading entries from a blog because the stories were short and to the point with a practical application for busy Moms.

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