Wednesday, May 2, 2012

satisfy the craving...

Finding daily encouragement in the "trenches" of motherhood can make the difference between a good day and a hide-my-head-under-the-pillow day. When I read about Carey Bailey's new devotional, I knew I had found a kindred spirit who had found an easy way to offer daily encouragement straight from one of my favorite books - the Psalms.

"When I became a mom I lost my God time," says Carey Bailey. "I couldn't figure out how to fit it in, since everything but that time was a priority. So I made note cards that I set around my house with scriptures written on them. Even when my arms were too full of babies, laundry, and diapers to pick up a Bible, I could easily read God's words of encouragement that I was starving for."

And Cravings--The Devotional was born.

I set up my little cupcake on our kitchen counter near the pen cup, my vitamins, and the toaster; it's a place I find myself standing often. Daily, I would read a short and simple encouragement about finding joy, resisting fear and doubt, sparking creativity, and praying continually.

Most of all, I was reminded to include my Father as I go about my day and remember that these littles are both a gift and a calling. 

About Cravings (from the publisher): 

Cravings is a collection of card-size devotionals based on the Psalms. They are written to help mothers develop their relationship with God in the midst of motherhood.
     Each card contains a scripture for the day, a “thoughtlet,” and an action idea. As moms crave the sweet morsels from God’s Word, they can draw a card from a delectable Cravings holder that also displays the daily card for hands-free viewing. Versatile enough to fit with any feminine d├ęcor in a dining nook, a prayer closet, a kitchen--wherever you‘d want Scripture at your fingertips. If you find you need Cravings around the home, just one may not be enough!
    Cravings can be a mom’s daily devotional, a supplement to her regular quiet time, or even doubled up during the day. The set of 40 cards offers over a month’s worth of Cravings in whatever way serves the spiritual needs of individual moms.

About the Author:

Carey Bailey is a recovering perfectionist, wife, proud mama and Family Life director for her church in Surprise, Ariz. On the side she loves party planning, crafting, and pursuing her dream of writing. She has a degree in religion from Westminster College and writes at her blog at  

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Thanks to LitFuse for providing the devotional. 
Read other reviews by visiting the LitFuse Cravings blog tour page!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! I am glad it is a blessing to you. With Joy, Carey


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