Though the first year of motherhood is a blessing, it can also be a physical, emotional and spiritual challenge. Written specifically for new mothers who have only a few minutes to pray each day, the pieces in this devotional come from experienced moms of faith who offer companionship, insights, struggles and laughter. More than fifteen contributors share how God has been with them as they’ve changed diapers, gone through unexpected changes in their prayer lives, and dealt with changing relationships with friends, spouses and family. Each day’s short reading offers a nugget of practical faith to absorb, a Bible verse, and a prayer.
As editor Julia Attaway explains in her Introduction, ‘This book is a guidebook of sorts, a travelogue written by those who have already gone down the sometimes rocky road of becoming a parent. The twenty moms (and one dad) you’ll meet here will regale you with tales of love, frustration, exhaustion and humor. They open their hearts and lives so that you can walk with them through the daily challenge of growing in faith and parenting wisdom.’ New mothers will find support and laughter in Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood and a new and welcoming group of friends and prayer partners.
Dr. Huizenga contributed devotionals to this book from the perspective of a father.