Hope for the Mom Suffering Loss with Elisabeth Hoefliger

“The same comfort we receive from God we can use to comfort others in their suffering.” And what a gift comfort is! Today Stacy talks with Elisabeth Hoefliger all the way from beautiful Switzerland as we continue our Moms in the Bible series.  Elisabeth is our Moms in Prayer International Regional Coordinator of Eastern Switzerland and she is here to share on our next Bible mom, Naomi from the book of Ruth.  Listen in as Elisabeth shares the hope and comfort she herself has received as the Lord has cared for her just like He cared for Naomi.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Elisabeth Hoefliger is a Regional Coordinator with Moms in Prayer International. It is a privilege for her to oversee the beautiful region of Eastern Switzerland. She loves encouraging moms of all ages standing in the gap and be everything God calls them to be. Elisabeth and her husband have five children on earth and two in heaven, three children-in-love and six beautiful grandchildren. Through navigating the loss of her two precious sons, Elisabeth has found great comfort drawing closer to God, spending time in His wonderful creation and going for walks with her dog Jimmy. Elisabeth loves reading, traveling, worshipping and good, long talks with family and friends.

SCRIPTURES: (NIV unless noted)

May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.” Ruth 2:12 (NLT)

So Boaz took Ruth into his home, and she became his wife. When he slept with her, the Lord enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son. Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel. May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!” Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own. The neighbor women said, “Now at last Naomi has a son again!” And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David. Ruth 4:13-17 (NLT)

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Psalm 36:9

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

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Hope for the Mom Fighting Battles with Stephanie McDermott

“I’ve learned that there are no limits to what praying in agreement can do.” Whoa, what a powerful truth! Today Stacy welcomes the wonderful Stephanie McDermott to the podcast as we continue our Moms in the Bible series.  Stephanie is our Moms in Prayer Florida State Coordinator and our International Leader Developer of Bhutan, India, Singapore and Sri Lanka.  She is here to share on Deborah from the book of Judges.  You won’t want to miss a moment of the powerful encouragement to keep on fighting the good fight through prayer because we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Stephanie McDermott has been with Moms in Prayer for more than 16 years. She has lived in 5 different countries spanning the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and India, where she served as a Moms in Prayer leader. She has trained many moms in the Four Steps of Prayer who continue to lead groups in their countries. Now back in the USA, Stephanie is the Florida State Coordinator and also an International Leader Developer for Bhutan India, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Stephanie is married to William and a mom of two third-culture kids.

SCRIPTURES: (NIV unless noted)

Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided. Judges 4:4-5

As for God, his way is perfect. The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. 2 Samuel 22:31

But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Nehemiah 9:17b

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile, and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Romans 1:21

 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

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Hope for the Mom Feeling Unloved with Kendra Rock

“God is able to use the good, the bad and the ugly in our lives.” Hallelujah! Today we continue our Moms in Bible series talking about not one, but two moms in the Bible, Leah and Rachel.  Listen in as Stacy talks with our wonderful Moms in Prayer USA Southwest Division Coordinator, Kendra Rock about the way God is able to work all things together for good in the lives of His children.  What hope we have in our compassionate God who continually shows us just how dearly He loves us.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Kendra Rock serves as the Southwest Division Coordinator for Moms in Prayer International. She has the joy of serving alongside the leadership and praying moms in Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. She has been involved in Moms in Prayer for over 23 years. Kendra is married to Roger and is blessed with two adult sons, a daughter-in-love, and two grandchildren.  She enjoys talks with God, walks with her husband, and  playing the harp.

SCRIPTURES: (NIV unless noted)

The LORD make the  woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel.  Ruth 4:11

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised. Psalm 113:3

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

Each is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it is conceived gives birth to sin and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. James 1:14-15 

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but you do not have so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. James 4:1-2

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Hope for the Mom Letting Go with Cathi Armitage

“Live in anticipation of what our loving, merciful, and sovereign God in heaven can accomplish.” Today we continue our Moms in Bible series talking about a very inspirational mom, Moses’ mom, Jochebed.. Stacy’s special guest is our very own Cathi Armitage, mom of four, international speaker, and Moms in Prayer Global Ministry Director.  Listen in she points us all to the hope we have in praying and holding on to God’s word.  Our God can be trusted to keep all of His promises!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Cathi Armitage is the Global Ministry Director for Moms in Prayer International and has been involved in the ministry for over twenty-five years. Cathi and her team oversee the ministry in over 160 countries and counting.  She and her high school sweetheart, Matt, has been married for over thirty-five years and have three sons and one daughter who know and love Jesus. Cathi and Matt live in Southern California where she enjoys cooking with and for her family. She also enjoys hiking in the local canyons and standup paddle boarding in the Pacific, where she watches the rest of her family surf. It is during those times that they all experience God’s glorious creation up close and personal.

 

SCRIPTURES: (NIV unless noted)

The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Exodus 1:17

The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. Exodus 33:11

Teach us to number our days,   that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later.  But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.Hebrews 3:4-6

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.  He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.  He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.  By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:24-27 (NLT)

 

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Hope for the Mom who Feels Defeated with Sharon Gamble

“God, even in hard times, can turn ashes into beauty.” Today we begin our series Moms in Bible Part 2. You are not going to want to miss a moment of this power-packed episode talking about the very first mom in the Bible, Eve.  Stacy’s special guest is author, speaker, moms in prayer mom and Sweet Selah Ministries founder, Sharon Gamble.  Listen in she points us all to the hope we have in Jesus who is always able to give us victory even if we feel defeated.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Sharon Gamble’s goal and driving purpose is to see Christian women carve out quiet spaces to meet with God, to know Him and to love Him more and more. That God-given passion led her to establish Sweet Selah Ministries, devoted to giving women encouragement and tools to take time out of their busy, busy lives to “be still” with the One who loves them most. Author and frequent speaker at ladies’ groups and conferences, Sharon posts fun, inspiring blogs on her website, SweetSelah.org, co-hosts a podcast, The Sweet Selah Moments Podcast, and frequently offers online Bible studies through social media. Her books include Sweet Selah Moments: Encouragement for Everyday Living, a daily devotional guide, Give Me Wings to Soar: A Sweet Selah Journey Toward a Deeper Walk with God, a guide to devotional study of God’s Word, and Give Me Wings to Soar: A Sweet Selah Journal that accompanies the book by the same name. She’s currently working on a third book, Loved: A Bible Study of the Gospel of John. Sharon was actively involved for 21 years with the ministry of Moms in Prayer International, serving four and a half years as USA national director. Sharon and husband, Ray, live in New Hampshire, have two lovely daughters, two fine sons-in-law, an ever-growing number of grandchildren—and a cute, little dog, Bella, who brings much joy and occasional “trouble” into their lives.

SCRIPTURES: (NLT unless noted)

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh!
She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’” This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Genesis 2:18-24

And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.
Genesis 3:15

If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? Matthew 18:12

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

BOOKS BY SHARON GAMBLE:

Sweet Selah Moments: Encouragement for Everyday Living

Give Me Wings to Soar: A Sweet Selah Journey Toward a Deeper Walk with God

A Sweet Selah Journal

LINKS:

Sweet Selah

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Jesus & Ordinary Moms with Kim Howard

“It is amazing what we can see happen when we actually commit to praying.” Truly God is working through the prayers of His people! Today Stacy talks with Kim Howard from our Moms in Prayer International Global Ministry Department.  Listen in she shares testimony after testimony of God working around the world through the prayers of ordinary moms like you and me.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Kim has been part of the Moms in Prayer Global Department for the last six years, overseeing countries in Africa, Canada, Caribbean and the Middle East, helping women join or start Moms in Prayer groups and raising up leadership in these countries.

She is passionate about encouraging young moms to pray scripture over their children to start building godly character at a young age. Kim was in leadership roles with MOPS and now speaks to MOPS moms, sharing the life-changing ministry of Moms in Prayer.

Her heart for prayer and love for travel has enabled her to visit the Caribbean sharing and building leadership in Jamaica and St. Maarten.

Kim has two young adult children and lives in Temecula with her husband, Matt.

SCRIPTURES: (NKJV unless noted)

Then she made a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” 1 Samuel 1:11

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 1 Samuel 17:45

For behold, He who forms mountains, And creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, And makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth— The LORD God of hosts is His name. Amos 4:13

So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6

For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations,” Says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 1:11

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 (NIV)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11

LINKS:

Moms in Prayer Booklet-ebook format

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Strengthened By His Spirit with Becky Thompson

“The Holy Spirit was sent so we can still experience a life full of God’s love and His closeness.” What a gift Jesus has given to us as His followers! Today Stacy sits down with bestselling author and creator of the Midnight Praying Mom devotional community, Becky Thompson.  Listen in Becky shares the beauty of a life awakened to His Spirit.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Becky Thompson is a bestselling author and the creator of the Midnight Mom Devotional community gathering more than one million moms in nightly prayer. Speaking to the struggle of balancing life as a wife, mother, and daughter of God, she has become the voice of modern Christian motherhood. An author of seven books, Becky has appeared on the USA Today, Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestseller lists.  Becky lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Jared, and their three children.

SCRIPTURES: (NIV unless noted)

And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Joel 2:28

“I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:16–17 (NKJV)

But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:7

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues  as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  Ephesians 6:18

 

 

BOOKS BY BECKY THOMPSON:

God So Close

Hope Unfolding

Love Unending

Peace

LINKS:

Becky Thompson

Moms in Prayer Booklet-ebook format

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Easter Devotion for Families with Barbara Reaoch

“I have learned to really esteem the role God has given parents and teachers.” What a privilege to get to share Jesus with the next generation!  And it’s never too early to start.  Today Stacy talks with author and Bible teacher Barbara Reaoch about passing on the power of God’s living word to our children.   She offers helpful and very practical tips on how to do this.  Listen in Barbara invites us into the wonder of the greatest rescue story ever told, the story of Easter.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Barbara Reaoch is the author of A Jesus Easter (2022) and co-author of Making Room for Her: Biblical Wisdom for a Healthy Relationship with Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law (2022) . She served with Bible Study Fellowship as International Director of the Children's Division. You can connect with her at www.barbarareaoch.com

SCRIPTURES: (NIV unless noted)

But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. Matthew 16:15-17

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Mark 9:37

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17b-19

 BOOKS BY BARBARA REAOCH:

A Jesus Easter

A Jesus Christmas

Why Christmas

Why Easter

 

LINKS:

Barbara Reaoch

A Jesus Easter Free Download

Moms in Prayer Booklet-ebook format

momsinprayer.perfectlyimperfect.org

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Praying Through the Psalms with Kathrin Larsen

“Isn’t this exactly what the Psalmists did?  They cried out to the Lord for help in the midst of danger and war.” What a timeless gift the Psalms are!  Each one offers a glimpse into what a close and deeply personal relationship with the Lord looks like.  Today Stacy speaks with our wonderful Moms in Prayer Director of Europe and Israel, Kathrin Larsen. Listen in as she shares the treasures the Lord revealed to her as she prayed her way through all 150 Psalms.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

After 20 years of praying with Moms in Prayer, Kathrin Larsen has seen God move countless times and can joyfully testify that He faithfully answers prayer. Kathrin currently serves as the Moms in Prayer Director of Europe and Israel and oversees the ministry and leadership teams in 47 countries. Kathrin and her husband of 36 years have three adult children, one son-in-law, and one adorable granddaughter.  They reside in beautiful Switzerland. 

SCRIPTURES: (NASB 1995 unless noted)

For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; Fierce men launch an attack against me,
Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord, For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me.
Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!
Psalm 59:3-4

Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold. My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes. Psalm 59:9-10

But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalm 59:16

I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth. For I have said, “Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness. I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant, Psalm 89:2-3

“Arise, cry aloud in the night at the beginning of the night watches; Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to Him for the life of your little ones who are faint because of hunger At the head of every street.” Lamentations 2:19

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”  John 3:16-17

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