Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause


  • Release: 2016-03-29
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780310356394
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Kids bickering? Schedule jam-packed? Dishes and laundry both piled up high? Perhaps it’s time you pressed pause. Whether you’re juggling a career, kids’ schedules, and church commitments or you’re covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit. Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you. These 100 encouraging devotions for moms will help you begin each day with Scripture, drawing on God’s power, ingesting His Word, and learning practical ways to love and serve more like His Son. Just a few minutes each day can help you center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. So resist the rush. Halt the hustle. Press pause and find some calm in the chaos. Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than 1 million women daily. She has written nine books. Connect with her at KarenEhman.com. Ruth Schwenk is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She is the creator of TheBetterMom.com, and along with her husband, Patrick, ForTheFamily.org.

Press Pause

Press Pause


  • Release: 2018-08-07
  • Publisher: Castle Point Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 1250181933
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Life moving too fast? Press pause! You don’t need to live your life feeling frazzled. Press Pause is a gentle reminder that we all need to honor self-care. Each page is a guide into just how to give ourselves what we need in refreshing ways. Press Pause goes beyond bubble baths to help you find ways to support your physical, mental, and spiritual health that feel comfortable for you—and fit into your real life. -Over 120 pages of ideas and inspiration to help you slow down and find renewed energy -Get the little secrets with powerful promises for a stronger, healthier you -Give yourself the gift of minutes a day—devoted to your care and well-being! Ready to reduce stress, improve your health and happiness, and feel you’re at your best? Start with Press Pause!

Pushing Pause

Pushing Pause


  • Release: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Kimani Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781426806599
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Fifteen-year-old Kenisha Lewis has it all: good friends who also live to dance, a hot boyfriend headed for the NBA, loving parents and a bling-filled home in the burbs. But all that changes when her dad drops a bomb: he wants a divorce—and his pregnant girlfriend is moving in. Suddenly, Kenisha and her mom are squeezed into her grandmother's small house in the city, and Kenisha's sharing a bedroom with a cousin she barely knows. Could she hate her life any more? Yeah. Because her boyfriend dumps her, her friends are acting weird and her mother is getting more and more depressed. Time for Kenisha to push the pause button on her life and take a long, deep breath—.

Settle My Soul

Settle My Soul


  • Release: 2019-03-26
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780310095415
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Are your days full? Are you tired and craving quiet for your soul? You're not alone. If days filled with obligations and never-ending to-do lists leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you can find the peace your soul longs for. In Settle My Soul, authors Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk invite you to carve out a few moments in your day to deepen your relationship with the Lord through 100 encouraging devotions. Karen and Ruth are women who understand all that you're juggling, and they desire for you to experience the refreshment that comes only from the Lord. Settle My Soul is the companion to the best-selling devotional Pressing Pause. With just a few minutes, you can connect with God, set aside your busyness and worries, center your thoughts on Him and His Word, and restore your peace of mind. Each devotional includes a brief but meaningful devotional message, applicable scripture, guided prayer, and reflection questions. Throughout the book you'll also find journaling pages for deeper reflection. Perfect gift for birthdays and Mother's Day. Over 100,000 copies sold! Settle My Soul was named the 2020 ECPA Christian Book Award winner for the Devotion and Gift category. Your life is loud. But if you will just press pause for a few minutes each day, you can discover what Jesus longs to give you: His peace.

Do Pause

Do Pause


  • Release: 2019-06-18
  • Publisher: Do Book Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 1907974636
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Pausing gives us the space to notice new possibilities and appreciate life's beauty and potential. Do Pause illuminates the benefits of pauses and provides practical ways to incorporate mindful pauses into everyday life.

Work PAUSE Thrive

Work PAUSE Thrive


  • Release: 2017-01-31
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9781942952749
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We worry putting our family first means we’ll be forced to abandon our careers. We’re afraid if we pause our careers, we’ll be forever off-track. This thinking is outdated—forget what you’ve heard about how pauses are career limiting, about how those who pause lack ambition, or that if you do pause you won’t be able to re-enter the paid workforce. That’s a flawed reality, one that doesn’t reflect the truth of the careers of some of the most successful women in this country. Author Lisen Stromberg knows this success firsthand. After the birth of her second child, she did something she never imagined she would do: she opted out to focus on her family. But her career didn’t end there. Lisen paused then pivoted to become first a social entrepreneur and then an award-winning journalist writing about women, work, and life in Silicon Valley. Along the way, she learned she wasn’t alone. Lisen met many highly successful women who told her they never “opted out” but who had, in fact, temporarily downshifted or paused their careers. Their hidden journeys revealed alternative nonlinear paths to the top that enabled them to achieve their personal and professional goals. In Work PAUSE Thrive, Lisen shares their stories. Deeply rooted in social science research, cutting-edge data collected from nearly 1,500 women, and through 186 first-person interviews, this book reveals how trailblazing women have disrupted the traditional career paradigm. What worked for them can work for you. In this book, you’ll learn: Who pauses, how they do it, and why How pausing can enrich both your career and your life How to innovate your own nonlinear career path What we can—and need—to do as a society to make it possible for more people to achieve their personal and professional goals Work PAUSE Thrive also reveals new and exciting trends in the workplace and offers targeted solutions for companies to help ensure they have cultures that will enable you to lead the life yo

Pause

Pause


  • Release: 2017-09-05
  • Publisher: Aster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 1912023091
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"Danielle Marchant is a beguiling leader - a refreshing mix of pragmatic and soulful. She facilitates with a light hand and an engaged heart" Queen of Retreats Pause is an important message ready to be heard. We check our phones an average of 221 times a day, we have apps that help us sleep and remind us to be mindful while we secretly measure our success in 'likes'. Time is our luxury and yet with technology we are never able to leave the office, even when we aren't there. The fear of missing out makes us rush from one thing to the next, not really taking any of it in. Pause allows you to finally put yourself, your feelings and your intuition first. Learning to say no, doing the things that make you feel good, and not doing the things that don't make you feel good - these are not self indulgent. Listening to your own heart and wisdom doesn't make you selfish, slowing down to appreciate your life isn't lazy or unambitious. It is an ancient message, but still just as strong; when you pause to take care of yourself and your own life, you become the person you're meant to be. This book gives you the space and the practices so that you can learn how to benefit from the power of the pause. It uses nature, creativity and your inner spirit to allow the energy to flow freely once again. There are exercises to ground you, give access to your intuition, to breathe deeply and allow your monkey mind to settle. It gives you time to explore what is big in your life right now, to know deep down what matters. It opens you up, allowing you to freely experience all the pain, the joy and the twists and turns of life. It gives you back your courage, your fire and your connection.

The Better Mom Devotional

The Better Mom Devotional


  • Release: 2018-10-23
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780310095460
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As a mom, you always want to give your best to your family. The Better Mom Devotional will help you focus who you are becoming rather than what you are accomplishing. Find freedom from mom-guilt, the myth of perfection, and the endless to-do list of motherhood, and step into your greatest adventure yet: becoming The Better Mom. Rediscover the gift of motherhood with The Better Mom Devotional by trusted author Ruth Schwenk. As a busy mom of four, she understands the constant needs of raising a family, but she has uncovered a secret: becoming a better mom starts not with what you are doing but with who you are becoming. As you read The Better Mom Devotional, you will find: How God changes you from the inside out so you can increasingly experience His presence Intentional ways to grow deeper faith in this busy time of life The true calling of motherhood: training, disciplining, and loving your children well The life-giving impact of fostering honest, loving friendships The importance (and simplicity!) of creating a welcoming, functional, and beautiful home for your family—no Pinterest boards required! One hundred devotions will encourage and inspire you with Scripture, reflection questions, and journaling space to jot down your thoughts and prayers. Each devotion, filled with Bible teaching, personal stories, and application, will help you open your heart to experience more of God's love, truth, and grace. Find freedom from mom-guilt, the myth of perfection, and the endless to-do list of motherhood, and step into your greatest adventure yet: becoming The Better Mom.

When Harry Became Sally

When Harry Became Sally


  • Release: 2018-02-20
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 251 page
  • ISBN: 9781594039621
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Can a boy be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine “reassign” sex? Is our sex “assigned” to us in the first place? What is the most loving response to a person experiencing a conflicted sense of gender? What should our law say on matters of “gender identity”? When Harry Became Sally provides thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Ryan Anderson offers a nuanced view of human embodiment, a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong. This book exposes the contrast between the media’s sunny depiction of gender fluidity and the often sad reality of living with gender dysphoria. It gives a voice to people who tried to “transition” by changing their bodies, and found themselves no better off. Especially troubling are the stories told by adults who were encouraged to transition as children but later regretted subjecting themselves to those drastic procedures. As Anderson shows, the most beneficial therapies focus on helping people accept themselves and live in harmony with their bodies. This understanding is vital for parents with children in schools where counselors may steer a child toward transitioning behind their backs. Everyone has something at stake in the controversies over transgender ideology, when misguided “antidiscrimination” policies allow biological men into women’s restrooms and penalize Americans who hold to the truth about human nature. Anderson offers a strategy for pushing back with principle and prudence, compassion and grace.