Pressing Pause

_140_245_Book.1869.cover Pressing Pause  by Karen Ehman & Ruth Schwenk

About the Book:

Kids bickering? Schedule jam-packed? Dishes and laundry both piled up high? Perhaps it’s time you pressed pause.

Whether you’re juggling a career, kids’ schedules, and church commitments or you’re covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit.

Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you.

These 100 encouraging devotions for moms will help you begin each day with Scripture, drawing on God’s power, ingesting His Word, and learning practical ways to love and serve more like His Son.

Just a few minutes each day can help you center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. So resist the rush. Halt the hustle. Press pause and find some calm in the chaos.

About the Authors:

thKaren Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than 1 million women daily. She has written nine books. Connect with her at



Ruth-SchwenkRuth Schwenk is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She is the creator of, and along with her husband, Patrick,



My Review:

As a mom, we are busy with laundry, constantly cleaning, taking kids back and forth to sports, cheer, dance, and the list goes on. We have to be the mediator, referee, coach, chef, doctor and so many other hats. Between all of the many hats we wear and trying to have quiet time with God, sometimes we may be lucky to get 5 minutes to ourselves. Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk have written a devotional for us moms titled Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus. Filled with 100 devotions giving us the time we need with Jesus.

Each devotion begins with a Bible verse, then a story, followed by a prayer, and questions with a space for us to write down our answers. I have found this has a great tool for my busy life. I can read a devotion while my kids are doing their school work or at an appointment. This is definitely designed for us busy moms. Beautiful hardback, that will fit in a diaper bag, purse or just right for you to carry.

If you have been looking for something that will allow you just a few minutes of quiet time then look no further. Pressing Pause is perfect! I highly recommend this devotional to all moms!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.


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