MOPS blog Advent joy

Joy: Advent Devotional

I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. - Luke 2:10 If you are going through this devotional with your family, you can go to onethingalone.com/advent and print out the questions and Scripture readings on separate slips of paper and distribute them among your family members in order to involve everyone. Most of these components are simple enough for even small children to read alone or with help. Open in prayer. Light the first three candles on your Advent wreath. Read the following verse aloud: "Light shines on the righteous and joy on the ...
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Melanie Dale Advent 2017 Preparation Devotionall

Advent 2017: Jesus Blew Up Mary’s Birth Plan

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Prepare the way for the Lord. - Isaiah 40:3 "Call your husband and tell him you're having the baby today," said hospital person in charge of me. It was April 16 and six weeks too ...
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Call for Submissions MOPS Magazine Spring 2018

Call for Submissions: Spring 2018 The MOPS Magazine

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Submission Deadline: December 29, 2017 (800-900 word count) Go First It is a fact that freedom is contagious. That is why we are choosing to go first in order to spark a revolution of women ...
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Tasha Burgoyne Advent 2017 preparation devotional

Advent 2017: The Posture of Preparation

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On the heels of every Thanksgiving, Christmas season expectations peer at me from around the corner of November like a small army, eager for battle. As if on cue, after the piles of Halloween candy ...
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Annie Rim Dream of Hospitality

When Hospitality Becomes Reality

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When we were searching for a house three years ago, one of the pieces of my wish list included a dedicated guest room. In our tiny starter home, our guest room-office-library-catchall room was fine but ...
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Three Ways to Introduce Hard Conversations With Your Kids

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A few years ago, when my oldest was eight years old, I started noticing a subtle drift in our relationship. Typically a very open, talkative boy, he had stopped sharing as much about his school ...
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Contempt

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I was sitting with my family in the studio waiting for our portrait sitting. Everything was running late and I had to be somewhere in barely an hour. The room was filled with people, and ...
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Why Is It so Hard to Say “I’m Sorry” and Really Mean It?

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It seems easy enough, right? We tell our children to apologize and “mean it.” But we see them struggle to conjure up sincerity when they are still hot from the difficult moment. Moms are sometimes
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It’s Too Dangerous to Love Myself

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My story is not unlike those of countless other postpartum moms: pregnancy changed my body in ways I didn’t expect, and even once I lost most of the “baby weight,” I struggled to accept that ...
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The Unbirthday

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In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice stumbles upon a rather strange tea party in which she encounters the Mad Hatter and the March Hare known by all as utterly nutty. These poor fellows find ...
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Alex Kuykendall Loving Actual Christmas

Let Love Be The Loudest Voice

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I turned my shopping cart down the next aisle and felt a familiar tension creep into my neck. The trees, lights, wreaths, ornaments, candy canes and wrapping paper exploded in green and red. That familiar ...
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Messages of Hope

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Share messages of hope and encouragement with all to see by writing them on this easy DIY felt message board. Materials ½ yard black felt Spray adhesive Frame with backing (any size) Iron on letters: ...
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Beauty in Simplicity

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Another Monday arrives, I feel the weight of yet another week coming: how will I keep the children entertained this week, will my activities measure up and am I doing enough as a mom? Will ...
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Call for Submissions MOPS Magazine Spring 2018

Call for Submissions: Spring 2018 The MOPS Magazine

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Submission Deadline: December 29, 2017 (800-900 word count) Go First It is a fact that freedom is contagious. That is why we are choosing to go first in order to spark a revolution of women ...
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PERFECT HOLIDAY READS!

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Enjoy the holiday season by cozying up with a warm blanket and a cup of hot tea and getting wrapped up with a Love Inspired Christmas book! TEXAS CHRISTMAS TWINS by Deb Kastner Miranda Morgan’s ...
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This is Motherhood Amanda MOPS Story

Amanda: A MOPS Story

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MOPS has saved my sanity over nine years (and four states)! I love my MOPS group and the women who are in it. It’s been such a blessing! So, I started thinking about ways to ...
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MOPS blog Advent joy

Joy: Advent Devotional

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I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. - Luke 2:10 If you are going through this devotional with your family, you can go to onethingalone.com/advent and print out ...
» READ MORE

Melanie Dale Advent 2017 Preparation Devotionall

Advent 2017: Jesus Blew Up Mary’s Birth Plan

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Prepare the way for the Lord. - Isaiah 40:3 "Call your husband and tell him you're having the baby today," said hospital person in charge of me. It was April 16 and six weeks too ...
» READ MORE

Tasha Burgoyne Advent 2017 preparation devotional

Advent 2017: The Posture of Preparation

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On the heels of every Thanksgiving, Christmas season expectations peer at me from around the corner of November like a small army, eager for battle. As if on cue, after the piles of Halloween candy ...
» READ MORE

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Brave Collective: Nashville

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Traveling south from Nashville, Tennessee, the green hills are lined with white fences. It brings to mind gatherings around farm tables with home-cooked meals. The mood was set as Dalley Galuzzi, Jackie Alvarez and Mandy ...
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Brave Collective: NYC

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We gathered in a second floor Long Island City apartment. It was a couple blocks from the waterfront and the first subway stop in Queens outside of Manhattan. We maneuvered the table into the living ...
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Encouraging Your Brave Collective

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My four-year-old daughter happens to be the biggest fan of me doing the Brave Collective. No, really. She found a shirt with a feather on it and wears it every time I have a Brave ...
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