After having children, author Carey C. Bailey discovered that her previous devotional time just didn't happen anymore - and she missed it. Wanting to find quiet time with God fit somewhere into her day, she created the Craving system - a cute resin cupcake holder with 40 mini devotionals, perfect for on a kitchen windowsill or bathroom mirror. Each devotional features a scripture reference, a "thoughtlet" to get you started, and then an action step to help you carry that scripture into your day. Cravings. We all have them. Usually we think of pregnant women wanting pickles and ice cream or a stressed-out person screaming for chocolate, but we all have another, stronger, yet quieter craving within us: a craving for our Creator.
I love the premise behind this devotional. While spending hours with God is priceless, sometimes we moms just can't get up any earlier and still be functional with our families. Sometimes our schedules is so erratic - with young infants, sick children, being the do-all for our families - that although we want time with God, we're not sure how to make it happen. This devotional is the answer to that problem.
Because each devotional is so short, it can be read on the run - while brushing your teeth, washing dishes, or waiting in the car line after school. The scripture references are printed right onto the card so it's not necessary even to have your Bible with you - with each card, you're guaranteed at least one verse with a question applicable in some way to a mom's life. Best of all, there's an action step, short in time requirement, that you can ponder and pray about as you go throughout your day.
I love the cute, feminine appearance of the holder and set itself. The fun cupcake shape is something that most moms can relate to, and the resin material is sturdy and appealing. My set is going onto the windowsill just above my kitchen sink - and I look forward to reading through each devotional again as I do dishes in the weeks to come.
What about you? Do you struggle to find time to spend with God in your day?
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Carey Bailey is a recovering perfectionist, wife, proud mama and Family Life director for her church in Surprise, Ariz. On the side she loves party planning, crafting, and pursuing her dream of writing. She has a degree in religion from Westminster College and writes at her blog at www.carebaileyonline.com.
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