Each of the thoughtfully written devotions offer grace, mercy and rejuvenation. They quickly and succinctly point a tired heart to the rest only moments with Jesus can provide. And each entry includes a reflection question and a chance to respond. It is encouraged that you respond in written form, as in a journal, but sometimes life starts playing again and there's only enough time to reflect mentally. Yet, the grace is rich and there is no shame for the mom who barely has enough time to read each devotion.
I love that I can read it and get a dose of Jesus' love, mercy and strength in the midst of the chaos. And since it is short and sweet, I am not encumbered by guilt or schedules. Further, the thoughts stay with me all day long and lead me into deeper reflection and reading.
If you're looking for an easy, quick way to add a little more Jesus to your day, this book is for you.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
From the Publisher:
ou’re busy and tired and craving peace—and you’re not alone.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom who has a list of seventeen errands to do between dropping the kids off and picking them up, or the working mom who’s day job is just as tough as your mom job, or the brand new mama who is experiencing the pain and joy of motherhood for the very first time—Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments Where Moms Can Meet with Jesus is for you.
These 100 devotions for moms focus on moving from just making it through to making a real difference and not losing yourself along the way.
In order to have this seismic shift in perspective, a mom needs to drink deep from the well of God’s word each day, filling her spiritual reservoir enough to then pour out into the lives of her husband, children, and others with whom her life naturally intersects. This can only be done with regular times spent alone with God, drawing on His power, ingesting His word, and learning to love and serve more like His Son.
Sound like a tall order? A time commitment you just can’t handle? These simple, accessible devotions offer you a brief moment of respite in your busy day, taking just enough time to center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. Press pause on the chaos and find your rest.