11 results for author: Lauren Allbritton


Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, Feb. 4th

Praying for Your Children-Part 2: A Daily Prayer Guide from Focus on the Family We just can't pray enough! Right?  I know that when I was in the throngs of caring for young children, trying to home school two, with a toddler running about, and helping my husband run a business, life was pretty hectic.  I even took on the job of educating two other children, in exchange for an occasional dinner and my laundry washed and folded! Additionally, I drove to Ft. Worth once a week for my kids to attend Museum School and for us to visit with my parents. Never regretting those crazy full days, I am thankful for the pray list gleaned from ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, Jan. 28th

Praying for Your Children If you read last week’s “Mom’s Minute,” you better believe I’ve been praying for my children! It seems that the older they get, the more I need to pray!! But in reality, we should always be praying and declaring words of life and destiny over our children-from before birth, all the way through our lives. That also goes for our husbands, family members, and those for whom we love and care. In fact, we are called to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV When my children were younger, I ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, Jan. 21st

WAKE-UP CALLSLast Friday, my son Joshua, a senior at Baylor, was in a three car pile up, resulting in his car being totaled; yet, he was NOT injured-Praise God!! Definitely shaken and sore, he walked away from the accident. From the police analysis, the wreck could have ended in loss of life in any of the three vehicles involved, and EVERYONE walked away! Miraculous!!  Earlier in the week, I had a near miss of rear-ending someone because I glanced down for a split second to find my phone-not even to read it, just to grab it out of my lap. I was forced to slam on the brakes and everything in the van flew forward! I was shaken. I was sobered. ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, Jan 14th

Eyes of HOPE : Having Our Perspective Encouraged If we just watch the news, focus on the media, listen to the conversation in the grocery store or coffee line, we could easily be discouraged at the state of affairs of our nation, our state, or our community. If we look back at last year, remembering the negative circumstances which we experienced or the failures of ourselves or others, we could start this year desperately discouraged. It’s easy to see the evil in the world or what’s wrong with a situation, clearly defining "the speck" in another person's eye, but God wants us to see as He does...with eyes of HOP...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”-Monday, December 17th

What are You Saying? Our words have POWER!! What we say has a great impact in our lives, our husbands’ lives, our children’s lives, and our world around us!  We are literally making declarations every time we speak, whether for good or evil, whether for truth or falsehood, whether for what we want to see come to pass or what we say but don’t really want to be fulfilled... Proverbs 18:12 tells us that "Life and Death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it (life or death will indulge it) and will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words." Amplified Version David wrote in the psalms, “Let the words ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, December 3rd

Hark! Means Listen   “Hark the herald angels sing, Hark! Means listen there’s a newborn King,” sang the Valor students last week, as they rehearsed for the Christmas program. I had the opportunity to be a substitute for the Music classes on Wednesday and Friday, thoroughly enjoying the experience! Yet, I found that by Friday evening, all I could hear “playing in my head” were the words and music which I had heard and sung over and over again for two days!!   According to Merriam-Webster.com: hark-verb/ˈhärk (harked; harking; harks) Definition of hark-intransitive verb (without an object), usually imperative: to pay close ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”-Monday, November 26th

How dead is dead? Wow! What a title for right after Thanksgiving? Giving thanks on purpose definitely has something to do with it, but we’ll get back to that! You remember the story of Lazarus in John 11? Jesus was with his disciples in another place when Lazarus became ill. His sisters, Mary & Martha, sent word to Jesus, but instead of going to Bethany to see Lazarus, Jesus delayed two more days. By this time, Lazarus died. Jesus then told his disciples they must go to Bethany for Lazarus had “fallen asleep,” yet it was all for “the glory of God,” Jesus said. Martha heard that Jesus was coming and met him, but Mary remained in ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, November 12th

But as for me and my “school,” we will serve the Lord!   Sound familiar? Of course, because it comes from the book of Joshua, when Joshua prophesied to all the nation of Israel and recounted how the Lord had led them, from calling Abraham out of Ur, to delivering them out of Egypt, to giving the 12 tribes the land of Canaan to possess! Joshua went on to command the leaders to ‘fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth, forsaking other gods, the ones their fathers worshiped on the other side of the Jordan River and in Egypt!’   He then gave all the nation a choice in Joshua 24:15 NKJV:    “And if it seems evil to you to ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, November 5th

Grace for the Day and Paper Plates, Part 2!   Hopefully, you were able to read the the 2 Corinthians 12:9 out loud last week!  If not, here it is again, with a twist! When the scriptures were written, it was meant for the words-the Word of God-to be read aloud; so I encourage you to speak this scripture over yourself, so your mouth can say it, and your ears can hear it, and it can really be imparted to your inner being!   Scripture Truth with a twist:  2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified version modified from Paul's original.) Wherever there is a blank, insert your name to make it personal:     "...but Jesus says to me,_____________(insert your ...

Mom’s “Minute Devo”–Monday, October 29th

Grace for the Day and Paper Plates! Have you ever felt overwhelmed at all the responsibilities facing you? All the voices calling for your attention? All your family, friends, & others begging for more? If you’re human, the answer is definitely YES! The good news is that you have GRACE AVAILABLE for today. It is a promise of God!! Scripture Truth: 2 Corinthians 12:9 in the Amplified version says “but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough--always available--regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most ...