Calm in My Chaos: Encouragement for a Mom's Weary Soul

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Kregel Publications, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 155 pages
At times, a mother's life can be anything but inspiring--2 a.m. feedings, loneliness, no vacation days, sibling rivalries. Even the best intentions of raising God-fearing, obedient, happy kids can fall flat in the midst of chaos. Calm in My Chaos takes an honest look at a mother's world and offer practical advice on common experiences including being content in every circumstance, modeling God-like characteristics, overcoming cabin fever, and being the "real" you.

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Contents

Do You Work?
85
Brotherly and Sisterly Love
87
Tea Set or Chemistry Set?
91
Am I Done?
94
FriendsWho Needs Em?
97
A Look Inside My Journal
100
Juggling Act
104
Behind the Mask
108

Song of a Mother Wife and Woman
40
I Want More Kids
43
The Heart of a Mother
46
Where Did She Go?
49
Second Mothers Day
51
Sara Discovers
54
Lessons from the Yard
56
For Sara on the Arrival of Jack
60
Freeze Time
63
Order My Days
66
The Joy List
68
MiddleoftheNight Melody
70
Dear Jesus
73
Sole Provider
76
Daddys Girl
78
Whom Do They See?
80
Looming Monotony and OatmealAgain
82
View from the Mountaintop
112
An Hour with Jesus
116
Where Is Your Heart?
120
The Morning fromNot Heaven
123
True Identity
125
Dream a Little Dream for Me
129
Woman Be Free
133
Jacks Heart
135
Sara Stories
138
The End Was Inevitable
142
Build Your Life
145
Waves of Love
148
In Closing
151
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Page 125 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Page 50 - She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her; Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
Page 74 - For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.
Page 55 - For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Page 52 - Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
Page 103 - ... you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Page 60 - For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Page 78 - Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Page 99 - Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Page 36 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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