Known & Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms
Known & Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms by Caryn Rivadeneira
Drawing from the Psalms, Caryn shows women how God sees them, what he created them to do and how he created them to be. She shows mothers that they are valued and valuable as she explores areas of identity.
This book is a great devotional resource for moms and MOPS group leaders. It is the MOPS theme devotional for 2013-14 and can be used throughout the year for leadership team devotionals. There is a group study guide in the back of the book or as a download.
What others are saying about Known and Loved:
“Caryn Rivadeneira's Known & Loved is a collection of profound, funny, and affirming reflections on the Psalms for women who are--to use her words--in the 'heart-broadening' season of raising children. On days that can feel like they are never going to end, or at moments when we doubt that we are up to the task of mothering, this book will restore weary hearts. Rivadeneira reminds us of who we are to our Creator, and that, like the psalmists, we can always bring our whole, authentic selves to God. Highly recommend!"
Jennifer Grant, author of MOMumental and Love You More
"Known & Loved offers moms a refreshing dip into the Psalms, bathing their souls with comfort and encouragement found in both honest lament and joyful praise. If you've ever wondered if God understands what you're going through, if he loves you when you make mistakes, if what you're doing matters--you need this book!"
Keri Wyatt Kent, author of ten books, including Deeply Loved
"Although it seems counterintuitive that being surrounded by our children on a daily and hourly basis would result in feeling isolated and lonely, so often we feel exactly this way. We get caught up in the challenges of serving the seemingly endless needs and wants of our children and forget that we have minds, hearts, and souls that need to be nurtured as much as our kids do. But Caryn Rivadeneira's wonderful devotional reminds us that we do need to be cared for, and that our heavenly Father is longing to be the one to do so. Caryn's wise, witty, and warm words will help you enter into God's presence in a deeply reassuring and comforting way as you experience anew his desire to know and love you and discover that you are far from alone in your journey of motherhood."
Helen Lee, author of The Missional Mom
Caryn Rivadeneira is a sought-after speaker, the author of two books, and former editor of Christian Parenting Today and Marriage Partnership magazines. Caryn is a regular contributor to Christianity Today's Her.meneutics blog and Today's Christian Woman magazine. She lives with her family outside of Chicago.