Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load

Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load

by Jen Hatmaker

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Overview

What lists and systems and self-help books have failed to do for young moms in the trenches, Jesus can accomplish blindfolded. Yes, moms are busy, they need a break, and they'd just like a shower. But they are also strong and brilliant and have the power to move mountains. Author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom's life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. She shows overburdened moms forty things Jesus doesn't expect them to do on their own.

Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the trap of comparison, this lively Bible teacher brings Jesus's message alive in a format geared to the short moments moms have that can be allotted to reflection. This is a devotional for the woman inside the mom--the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441212184
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jen Hatmaker is the author of seven books and Bible studies, including A Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen and her husband, Brandon, reside in Austin, Texas with their three children, and lead the ministry work at Austin New Church.
Jen Hatmaker has written eleven books and Bible studies for women, including the New York Times bestselling For the Love and Interrupted. At least partial credit goes to her kids--Gavin, Sydney, Caleb, Ben, and Remy--for supplying a steady stream of material. Jen has been happily married to her husband, Brandon, for twenty-two years, and they live in Austin, Texas, where they planted Austin New Church. Jen speaks at conferences all over the nation. Check out her blog and travel schedule at www.jenhatmaker.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Prologue: A (Fairly Lame) Ode to Mothers 9

1 I'm Perfect and My Kids Never Fight 13

2 My Kids Are Headed to Therapy 17

3 An Extra Load (of Baloney) 20

4 Thrice Holy 24

5 Chick-Fil-A, Group Baths, and Other Survival Techniques 28

6 Nacho Average Bunny 31

7 Goodness Gracious 35

8 Little Hidden Surprises 39

9 Greatness, Credit, and Other Myths of Motherhood 43

10 Today Is Tomorrow's Yesterday 47

11 No-Suri 51

12 Seven Times in a Day (Of Course I'm Not Talk about Sex) 55

13 Jesus the Magic Genie 59

14 The Cannibalization of Me 64

15 First Century Camping 68

16 A Half-Filled Bag of Doritos 72

17 Tequila Sunrise 76

18 My Empty Nest Syndrome 81

19 The Santa Debacle 85

20 Skorts: It's a Skirt That Acts like Shorts! 90

21 Egg Salad Sandwich Disorder and Road Rage 94

22 My Missing Inner Saint 99

23 Garbage for Christmas 103

24 SAHM (Sleepy Anxious Hysterical Mama) 107

25 Baby Couture (Roll Eyes Here) 110

26 Mama on a Mission 114

27 Vivienne 119

28 Our Own Little Sweatshop 123

29 Upper Percentage of the Average Rank 127

30 Working Girls 131

31 Those Are the Prunes 135

32 Dogs and Discipleship 139

33 Professional Worrier 143

34 I'm Bringing Sexy Back 147

35 Mother of the Year Award 151

36 No Loving in First Grade 155

37 Do What the Voices Say 159

38 No Hands, No Jesus 163

39 Lame Lineage 168

40 Belovedness 172

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