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MomLife Resources

MomLife exists to provide a community for moms in Clarksville to connect with God and each other. Being a mom is messy, yet lovely in a very real way and we want to be on this journey together! MomLife hopes to equip and encourage moms of all ages and stages to realize their purpose and value as mothers, wives, friends, workers, women, and leaders. All of this happens in relationship with Jesus and in partnership with the church. No matter where you have come from or where you are right now, we believe that everyone has something valuable to offer. We hope to create together, serve together, learn together, and grow together through all kinds of seasons and all kinds of stories.

Use the resources below to follow along with our gatherings and reflect on what we are learning together!
August 22 - WHY I NEED MOMLIFE

The importance of spiritual friendships and having a community of women to walk with that is loving and kind.

Additional Resources:

BOOKS: 
 Devotional/Bible Study: 
Podcasts: 
september 5 - let there be light

We take a journey through scripture to see God as our Faithful Provider of Light!

Additional Resources:

BOOKS: 
 Devotional/Bible Study: 
Podcasts: 
september 19 - abiding in the light

 

Join us as we talk about what it looks like to abide in the Light!

Additional Resources:

BOOKS: 
 Bible:
Find a study Bible that will help explain verses as you read them. SRT Study Bible is a good place to start. Choose a bible translation that you understand best, the NLT & CSB tend to be the easiest to read.
Podcasts: 

That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs – January 2018 series on Rhythms

Apps:
Worship Music:

 

 

October 3- what tries to steal the light

 

Join us as we talk about what is trying to steal the LIGHT!

Additional Resources:

Books:

A Path Through Suffering by Elisabeth Elliot

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

Every Moment Holy by Douglas Kaine McKelvey (a book of prayers reminding us that our lives have sacred purpose even and especially when we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice)

Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

Groups:

Celebrate Recovery: recovery program for anyone with hurts, habits or hangups that feel overwhelming or defeating. This ministry is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that can have a controlling grip on life.  

Podcasts:

You can’t have purpose without pressure: Made for This with Jennie Allen

Out of the Ordinary Podcast with Lisa-Jo Baker

Songs:

“Tremble” – Mosaic MSC

Fear is a Liar” – Zach Williams

“No Longer Slaves” – Bethel Music

“Chain Breaker” – Zach Williams

“If We’re Honest” – Francesca Battistelli

“Not Today” – Hillsong

“Light in the Darkness” – Hillsong

Bible:

Get a good Study Bible, pick a translation that you understand, NLT & CSB are easier to read. 

The She Reads Truth Study Bible is a good option.

Bible Studies:

(Suffering / Grief) Mourning and Dancing from She Reads Truth

(Spiritual Warfare) Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer 

Guided Journal:

Life Worth Living: A Daily Growth Journal by Kristin Vanderlip

Living Life Well: A Daily Growth Journal for Kids by Kristin Vanderlip

Apps/Websites:

https://unlockingthebible.org/2016/10/your-mundane-matters-to-jesus/

https://thankfulhomemaker.com/serving-the-lord-in-our-mundane-moments/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/god-rules-the-mundane

Worship Music:

 

 

October 24- Community of Light

 

Join us as we talk about friendships and how we pursue LIGHT filled community!

Additional Resources:

Books:

Friendish: Reclaiming Real Friendship In a Culture of Confusion by Kelly Needham

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst

Podcasts:

The Secret to Healthy Relationships Made for This Podcast with Jennie Allen Ep. 1

When Making Friends Is Difficult – Made for This Podcast with Jennie Allen Ep. 2

 

How to Have Life-Giving Conversations Made for This Podcast with Jennie Allen Ep. 3

In this Together with Jeannie Cunnion

Mom Friendships: How Do You Do That? –  Mommin’ Ain’t Easy Ep. 102

 

Bible:

Get a good Study Bible, pick a translation that you understand, NLT & CSB are easier to read. 

The She Reads Truth Study Bible is a good option.

Bible Studies:

Not Alone: A Study on Friendship with Jennie Allen, Lauren Chandler, and Amena Brown (videos)

 

We Saved You a Seat – Bible Study Book: Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships by Lisa-Jo Baker

Guided Journal:

Life Worth Living: A Daily Growth Journal by Kristin Vanderlip

Living Life Well: A Daily Growth Journal for Kids by Kristin Vanderlip

Blogs/Websites:

Ebenezer Women

InCourage – Friendship At It’s Best

InCourage – 6 Ways to Show Up for a Friend

Worship Music:

 

 

November 7 - Light filled hospitality

 

Join us as we talk about true Biblical Hospitality and how to shine a light to those we encounter!

Additional Resources:

Books:

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin

Tools:

Simplified Planner – by Emily Ley

Bible Studies:

Making Room: A Study of Biblical Hospitality – She Reads Truth

Podcasts:

 Lazy Genius Podcast

Lisa Whittle – Jesus Over Everything- “Respond to Needs “

 

Bible:

Get a good Study Bible, pick a translation that you understand, NLT & CSB are easier to read. 

The She Reads Truth Study Bible is a good option.

Worship Music:

 

 

November 21 - lighten your load

 

Join us as we talk about how to LIGHTEN your load to have more margin to shine your LIGHT!

Additional Resources:


Books:

Tools:

The Simplified Planner

Menu Organizer OR Meal Planning Pad

30 Day Simplicity Challenge

Apps:

Organizational Apps:

Grocery/Meal Planning 

Paprika App

Tody Cleaning App

Spotless Cleaning App

The Habit Hub App

Scripture Meditation Apps:

Bible Studies:

Podcasts:

Worship Music:

 

 

December 5 - baby of light
January 16 - Sharing your light

 

Join us as we talk about what it looks like to share your LIGHT!

 

Visuals from Lauren’s Message:

Ways to Shine Light

Conversations of Light

15 Second Testimony

Books:

Turning Everyday Conversations Into Gospel Conversations by Jimmy Scroggins, Steve Wright and Bennett Leslee

Apps:

Life Conversation Guide – Presents the 3 Circles approach from the North American Mission Board; also available in Spanish

GodTools – More in-depth tools for Gospel and sharing; available in 80 languages

Tools:

Cojourner paradigm for walking with others through four different roles in conversational evangelism: 

Podcasts:

Journey Women Episode #2: Sharing the Gospel with Sarah Pape

Worship Music:

 

 

parenting resources

Discussing Sex with Your Child

click the links below to go to resources:

Start HERE:    (Resources from theparentcue.org)

Teaching Your Child Sexual Integrity in Each Stage – Timeline

Parent Guide for Preschool Conversation

Parent Guide for Elementary Conversation

Parent Guide for Middle School Conversation

Parent Guide for High School Conversation

BOOKS: 

God’s Design For Sex Book Series (All Ages)  – Books designed to read with your child at all different stages

The Purity Code – Ages 8-14 – Designed to talk about Sexual Integrity with your 8-14 year old

Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. – Ages 3-6 – A plan to protect your young child’s mind

Good Pictures Bad Pictures – Ages 6 and up – Help your kids have a plan to protect their minds for when they see inappropriate images

Podcasts

Having Conversations with Your Kids at Every Phase 

Articles:

Teaching Kids to Respect the Opposite Sex

What to Do When They See “That” Image

When to have “The Talk”

The Right Way to Have “The Talk

 

 

“We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe,  by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a LIGHT that is SO LOVELY that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.”

– Madeleine L’Engle

How precious is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house, you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

Psalm 36:7-9, NIV

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