Christian devotionals connecting everyday mom moments with the truth of the gospel.

Five Day Devotionals

Keeping A Gospel-Focused Perspective

Keeping A Gospel-Focused Perspective

There are so many things that moms don’t learn about until after they go through it, which is the primary reason Messy Tired Love was created. Some things are just not talked about. For example, what really happens to your body after you have a […]

Getting Help With The Tough Stuff

Getting Help With The Tough Stuff

Being a mom is hard work. You’re “on duty” 24/7, are more emotionally invested than you ever thought possible, and have no idea what the heck you are doing. It doesn’t matter what parenting style you choose, what books you read and follow, your discipline […]

Being a Mom Deepens Our Relationship With Jesus

Being a Mom Deepens Our Relationship With Jesus

Being a mom is AWESOME! Seriously, it’s one of the best aspects of my life. I have the privilege of caring for and loving on two sweet children and it is wonderful. It’s one of those things that you can’t really explain to people who […]

Finding Strength in Church Community

Finding Strength in Church Community

Acts 2:42-47 “42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had […]

Finding Strength In God When You’re Running On Fumes

Finding Strength In God When You’re Running On Fumes

Isaiah 33:2 “LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.” The text was written as a prayer by the prophet Isaiah during a time when Israel was facing decline and Assyria was taking […]

Praying When You Don’t Know How

Praying When You Don’t Know How

The Holy Spirit Is Our Helper Ok, so we are working on abiding in God’s word this week to aid our exhausted momma bodies. I hope you are finding rest and joy as you seek God throughout your day. We can be encouraged that there […]

Finding Sabbath-Rest

Finding Sabbath-Rest

Since it’s a long one, read Hebrews 3:1- 4:16 in your own Bible. Today’s Bible reading is two chapters and, no, it’s not a typo. We are going to focus on chapter 4, verses 9-13, but the context that chapter 3 and the beginning of chapter […]

What Exhausted Moms Can Learn From Jesus

What Exhausted Moms Can Learn From Jesus

Exhausted mom real life confession: I haven’t used an alarm clock more than five or six times in the last 3 years. My children have replaced that role in my life. If you have older children, you have likely gone a much longer time than […]

Praying For Our Blessings

Praying For Our Blessings

Psalm 127 (the Message) “1-2 If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. If God doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to […]

Loving Our Children with a 1 Corinthians Love

Loving Our Children with a 1 Corinthians Love

1 Corinthians 13 is traditionally used at weddings. Rightly so, loving your spouse in a way that reflects Christ’s love for us is infinitely important. Loving our children with that same love is also critical to building a trusting relationship with them and pointing them […]