Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus


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Kids bickering? Schedule jam-packed? Dishes and laundry both piled up high? Perhaps it's time you pressed pause and took a moment for yourself. 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.

With these 100 encouraging devotions, moms will:

  • Begin each day with Scripture
  • Draw on God's powers by discovering His Word
  • Learn practical ways to love and serve

Pressing Pause is perfect for:

  • Any mother wanting to approach each day with a positive mindset and develop a closer relationship with God
  • Motivational gifts, birthdays, Mother's Day, or Christmas
  • Moms, ages 25-50

Whether you're juggling a career, kids' schedules, and church commitments or you're covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next 18 years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310357797
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Pressing Pause
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,079,091
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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 over 4 million people daily. She has written seventeen books including Keep It Shut, Pressing Pause, and Keep Showing Up. Her passion is to help women to live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, the mother of three, and mom-in-law of two, she enjoys antique hunting, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and feeding the many people who gather around her mid-century dining table for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking. Connect with her at

Ruth Schwenk is the founder of the popular blog The Better and co-founder, with her husband Patrick, of Forthe and the podcast Rootlike Faith. She is also the trusted author of several books with Harper Collins Christian Publishing, including The Better Mom Book and Devotional, and co-author with Karen Ehman of Pressing Pause and Settle My Soul. Ruth is a Michigan football super-fan, lover of all things HGTV, and a self-proclaimed foodie. But her greatest joy is her family. She lives with her husband and their four kids in the dreamy college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Turning Worry into Worship 2

Strong Love 4

The Joneses Are Overrated 6

A Place of Peace 9

What's In Your Hand? 11

What My Thoughts Tell Me 14

Benedictions 16

Parenting Together 18

We Wove To or We Get To? 20

More Than a Mom 23

From Broken to Boasting 25

Passing on Your faith 27

Canceting the Transaction 29

A Work of Art 31

Break the Yoke 33

Stretching for the Savior 38

Lead by Example 40

From an Eye Roll to an "I Will" 42

Live with Greater Love 45

Which Pour Words Will You Say? 47

Pulling "Flesh" on God 50

All Yo Need Is love 53

Gather Around the Table 56

I Didn't Sign Up for This 58

Toe Real Me 61

Leading with a look 63

Leaving and Cleaving 66

Scurried or Sealed? 68

Spiritual Children 71

But I'd Rather Sleep Than Pray 74

Teaching Forgiveness 76

Friend or Frenemy? 78

Is Your Home Fun? 80

Minivans of Clay 82

Stepping Out in Faith 84

Making the Resurrection Real 86

Judge Not 89

Treasures Among the Trash 92

Faith That Waits 95

Forget About It 97

Focus on What Matters Most 99

With My Bible Pressed to My Heart 101

Not Perfect But Good 104

Low-Drama Dings 106

Abide Even When You Can't Get Alone 109

Motherabitia 112

Measuring Up 114

Drowning Out Distractions 117

The Gift of Encouragement 120

God Is Not Worried 122

Walking in God's Word 125

Selfie-Centered 128

A Little Temple 130

You're Always Doing That 132

Praying When You Feel Powerless 135

The $285 Cinnamon Roll 137

Building Wisely with Our Words 140

Coming Clean 142

Creating Community 145

Mistaken identity 147

Waiting for Your Prodigal 149

Juicy-Fruit Faith 152

Establishing Traditions 155

Where Am I in This? 158

Are You in the Desert? 161

I Want All the Answers Now 163

What's for Dinner? 166

One Holy Hand 168

Dreaming Big 171

The Dangerous Familiar 174

Is Mom Crabby Again? 176

Befriending the Bitter 178

Rest Time 180

Let Them Hear So They Can See 182

Skilled Living 185

Playing Favorites 187

Praying for your Husband 190

Junk-Closet Heart 192

Involving Your Children in Ministry 195

Tethered or Tattered? 198

Teaching Your Children Courage 200

Being Right Doesn't Give you the Right 203

Opening Your Home 205

Within Earshot, Within Heartshot 207

Becoming Less 210

Domestic Detective Work 212

Nurturing Your Family 215

Picking Up Dirty Socks (Again!) 217

Grow in Generosity 219

Pick Me! Pick Me! 221

Teaching Children to Pray 223

The Person Standing in Front of You 226

It's Okay to Ask for Help 229

Being Spiritually Sneaky 231

Letting Go of Anxiety 233

Embrace the Wait 235

Keep Growing with Others 238

Last Things First 240

Mission as a Mom 243

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