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Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God

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Writer, speaker, and stay-at-home mom Mary DeMuth creatively focuses on the gift of motherhood as she considers resting quietly in the Lord, even on crazy-busy days being thankful for the duties as well as the joys of being a mom offering God a heart to prune so that it can continue to bear good fruit. Personal stories integrated with scriptural truth and probing prayers w ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Harvest House Publishers
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Angela
Aug 14, 2008 Angela rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Moms
This was my "bathroom reading" for the past year. :) LOL
The chapters are short and so I could get one in once in awhile. There are a lot of encouraging reminders as well as many challenging parts to this book - about relying on God and letting Him work through us as moms. I definately would recommend this book.
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Sep 04, 2007 Tanya Dennis rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Moms who need quick, daily encouragement
Using personal experiences and biblical supports, this book continually brings moms back to the truth of Christ. Chapters are short, perfectly sized for busy moms. It's a great devotional. Highly recommended.
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This serves nicely for a daily devotional. Loving this one. Very encouraging.
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I read this after having Lucas. It was uplifting, encouraging, and refreshing. Very short chapters and something you could use anytime during motherhood to keep your eye on the ball. :)
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Mary E. DeMuth loves to help readers turn their trials into triumphs. Her books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God (Harvest House, 2005), Building the Christian Family You Never Had (WaterBrook, 2006), Watching the Tree Limbs, Wishing on Dandelions (NavPress, 2006), and Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture (Harvest House 2007). A mother of three, Mary lives with her husband Patrick and ...more
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“Simply put, we can be prideful if we revere our body or loathe it. Pride is preoccupation with self. Instead, we ought to view our bodies realistically. Our body houses our soul. Our body reflects our character. With our body, we hug a crying child, listen to an exasperated friend, and hold our husband’s hand. Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made—to experience pain, joy, loss, laughter, and anger. God’s desire for us is to honor him with every part of us—including our body.” 1 likes
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