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Loving Our Friends Through Hard Times

My friend was struggling with depression and I wasn’t sure how to help. For several months, life circumstances had sent her mental health into a tailspin. With no foreseeable end in sight. They were justified emotions, all of them. As I prayed for her one morning, asking God to please meet her where she was and comfort her, I couldn’t help but wonder if my prayers were even making a difference. How can I be a better friend? I thought.  I sent her a text before starting my day, just to let her know that I was thinking of her and her ...
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Choosing Connection

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Prioritizing the Spirit, Mind, and Body of Your Marriage When I was a young mother, I read every parenting book I could get my hands on, obsessing over raising amazing kids. It was my number ...
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Becoming the Mom You Are

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Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed.Lamentations 3:22 Our mothering journeys are as unique as the kids we are raising, but also somehow universal all at the same time. Right? The path ...
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Introducing . . . Our New Theme!

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Here at MOPS, we choose a theme to rally around each year—a theme that inspires, encourages, and speaks into our mothering journeys. This week, we unveiled our brand-new theme (You can watch the reveal video ...
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These Simple Marks

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Here’s a truth you won’t believe until you prove it to yourself: your children are substantially taller than you think they are. Here’s a truth you won’t believe until you prove it to yourself: your ...
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Self Care is Strength

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  Do you ever feel like there’s this unspoken competition of who can do the most, pack their calendars the fullest, make the best dinners, pack the healthiest lunches, exercise the most…? The list goes ...
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Seven

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Here I sit sifting through the mountains of emails and cards we received after losing Asher. And like it or not, all those memories of love and loss come pouring back to me. In the ...
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MOPS Christmas Blessing 2020

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God, we want to start by saying thank you for all the experiences this year has given us, even the hard or horrible ones because they have allowed us to see more clearly what really
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13 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

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Whether you’re a die-hard Christmas fan or someone who just wants to get it over with, the holidays are full of stress-inducing moments. We tend to forget that the holidays are on the same day ...
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Self Care is Strength

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  Do you ever feel like there’s this unspoken competition of who can do the most, pack their calendars the fullest, make the best dinners, pack the healthiest lunches, exercise the most…? The list goes ...
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MOPS International Statement of Faith

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MOPS International has been made aware of a new blog and companion podcast posted this week criticizing MOPS’ theology. We are saddened that these Christian bloggers did not contact us directly with their concerns. Solid ...
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Scales and Arpeggios

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Growing up, I took several years of piano lessons and my least favorite part was practicing my scales. It seemed so tedious. Did it really have a purpose? Turns out there was a purpose. Practicing ...
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Slingshot Fun

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"We have to reinvent fun back into our American society or we are going to serious ourselves to death." - Alice Cooper https://vimeo.com/271905836 The MOPS International staff taking a much-needed fun break from the work ...
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Loving Our Friends Through Hard Times

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My friend was struggling with depression and I wasn’t sure how to help. For several months, life circumstances had sent her mental health into a tailspin. With no foreseeable end in sight. They were justified ...
» READ MORE

Choosing Connection

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Prioritizing the Spirit, Mind, and Body of Your Marriage When I was a young mother, I read every parenting book I could get my hands on, obsessing over raising amazing kids. It was my number ...
» READ MORE

Becoming the Mom You Are

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Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed.Lamentations 3:22 Our mothering journeys are as unique as the kids we are raising, but also somehow universal all at the same time. Right? The path ...
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Advent Devotional 2020

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The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.John 1:9 (NIV) We’ve created this space for you as an intentional experience to enhance the spirituality of this Christmas season. We hope ...
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It’s Not About the Cheese

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I almost banished my beloved to the hinterland because he ate my cheese. I was fuming! The appropriate response from therapy and married retreats: “I felt _____ when you _____,” just didn’t pack enough punch ...
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Mama, PRAY!!

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  Effective prayer has been one of the strongest weapons against my own insecurities, against the accusatory voices around me, and against unjustly judging others. These three things can often put us in deep turmoil ...
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