Booknook: Moments in the Word

Prioritizing my time: it’s most of what I do as a mother. “Just a moment” is a phrase my kids hear from me far too often. If I’m honest, it’s a phrase God hears from me too often as well. Between the physical and emotional needs of my kids and all the running around I do during the day, setting aside quiet time for personal Bible study gets put on the back burner.

Moments in the Word for Moms by Melissa M. Berg offers excuse-proof devotion time, perfect to start or end the day in God’s word. Each devotion takes between 5 and 15 minutes to read. It truly takes “just a moment” to get my day started off filled with the Holy Spirit and focused on God’s word.

Broken into 3 sections applicable to moms of all ages and stages of parenting, each devotion consists of an opening Bible verse, a short relatable story of motherhood, thoughts for the day and a closing prayer. I enjoyed journaling my thoughts for the day and used that time to delve deeper into the word as time allowed. I found the prayers to be powerful and wound up sharing many of them with my family.

Moments in the Word for Moms offers women at any stage of motherhood the opportunity to connect with and reflect on God’s word. The short but powerful devotions give encouragement and direction for the important job we have of raising our children to know their savior.

Kerry Ognenoff



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Author: Kerry Ognenoff
Volume 103, Number 05
Issue: May 2016

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