So THIS Beautiful Thing Just Happened . . . And I’m Thrilled!

So THIS Beautiful Thing Just Happened . . . And I’m Thrilled! April 26, 2019

Things have been busy around here but I needed to take a moment to tell you some wonderful news! I am excited to announce that my second devotional from iDisciple is HERE! It is a project near and dear to my heart—and I’m thrilled to let you know it is especially written for mothers (and just in time for Mother’s Day!

It’s called Find Peace: A 40-day Devotional Journey for Moms and I’m so proud to add it to what we are now affectionately calling “The Find Series.

We Moms Need Peace, Am I Right?

Many of you know that I was excited last year to put out my first devotional, Find Rest. I dove into uncovering what science and scripture have to say about finding true rest in a frenzied, do-it-all world. And now with Find Peace, I’m particularly excited to show how us moms can find true peace in a world where it is so easy to quickly swivel from overwhelming love and joy in our children . . . to so many opportunities for anxiety and worry!

I don’t know about you, but when I’m worried about something with my kids, my mind can come up with some pretty spectacular scenarios. Am I right, ladies? Our minds go in all sorts of directions when something goes wrong. When I found out that my daughter, away for the first time at college, was very ill, it was like this giant worry balloon filled my brain: How is she doing? Is she getting worse? Will I need to go down there and take her to the doctor? Or a few years back, when I was worried about my son being bullied: Is he going to be able to make friends? What will happen to his future? Is he ever going to get married? (By the way, this is hilarious because I was worried about bullying in elementary school and also marriage?! At the same time?!)

And that’s not even considering the times when there is a truly bad illness or diagnosis or injury. Or an unsafe living situation. Or dealing with consequences from bad choices. We are so at risk for living with anxiety instead of peace.

But the bottom line is that Jesus wants us to live a life of peace. And He’s promised us peace . . . even in the midst of the storm.

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Main Theme Of The Devo!

Here’s the premise I share at the opening of the devotional. Remember when Jesus spoke his famous words while crossing the stormy Sea of Galilee one night and He told the wind and the waves to be at peace? Well, a lot of His disciples were fishermen. Every fisherman intimately knew that the topography of the Sea of Galilee created sudden ferocious squalls that would come up out of nowhere. So they knew evening was a crazy time to set out across the sea, much less in what was presumably a small, very basic boat.  

They probably thought that because they were with Jesus, they wouldn’t encounter a terrible storm.

We sometimes think that too.

But they did. And we do.  

Jesus showed them, and us, something crucial. While he doesn’t always prevent the storms, He is with us in the middle of them. He can give us peace—we can have peace—even in the midst of the winds and waves of life as a mom.

Ladies, this project has been a privilege to work on and to research and discover what science and scripture has to say about finding peace on this motherhood journey. It’s for you. It’s for me. It’s for all of us moms, together. I pray it is a blessing to you all.

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