Cravings, the daily devotional in a cupcake
Devotionals on the Psalms, written to help mothers make God time easier.
SEATTLE: “Our Daily Bread” scripture cards in the old plastic loaf of bread took family devotions by storm in the 1970s. Now it’s the 21st Century, and life is even more hectic. Many of today’s moms are overwhelmed with “mommying” and feel like God has unintentionally taken a back seat in their schedules. Carey Bailey was one of those moms, but armed with empathy for others, she developed Cravings–The Devotional, the daily bread for moms in the 21st Century.
Cravings is a collection of card-size devotionals based on the Psalms. They are written to help mothers develop their relationship with God in the midst of motherhood. Each card contains a scripture for the day, a “thoughtlet,” and an action idea. As moms crave the sweet morsels from God’s Word, they can draw a card from a delectable Cravings holder–a pink cupcake!–that also displays the daily card for hands-free viewing. Versatile enough to fit with any feminine décor in a dining nook, a prayer closet, a kitchen–wherever you’d want Scripture at your fingertips. If you find you need Cravings around the home, just one may not be enough!
Cravings can be a mom’s daily devotional, a supplement to her regular quiet time, or even doubled up during the day. The set of 40 cards offers over a month’s worth of Cravings in whatever way serves the spiritual needs of individual moms.
“When I became a mom I lost my God time,” says Carey Bailey. “I couldn’t figure out how to fit it in, since everything but that time was a priority. So I made note cards that I set around my house with scriptures written on them. Even when my arms were too full of babies, laundry, and diapers to pick up a Bible, I could easily read God’s words of encouragement that I was starving for”
And Cravings–The Devotional was born. Carey tells more about the birth of Cravings and about her continuing walk with God through motherhood on her blog www.CareyBaileyOnline.com.
As Psalm 121:2 says, “My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Constantly seeking God’s wisdom, comfort, and help is what makes the journey of motherhood a success. He is the rock that gets us through the tough times, and He is the one to celebrate with in the joys. The Bible is the greatest parenting handbook in existence with the most phenomenal author being our own heavenly parent, God.
The new moms and seasoned moms in your life will find Cravings an invaluable and unique resource on their journey with God. Use one in your own quiet time, and offer Cravings to another mom, an act of support in her walk with God through motherhood. Make this Mother’s Day one to celebrate with Cravings for God.
Praise for Cravings
“The cupcake is so cute that I keep it on my kitchen counter, and I read it every morning while cooking breakfast and packing lunches! With Cravings it’s so easy to fit a Bible verse and a motherhood-related theme into my life everyday! Thanks, Carey!” —Laura, mom of 2 ages 8 and 4
“I love these devotionals! They have kept me centered in God’s Word with my crazy schedule. And they make great gifts!” —Stephanie F., MOPS Coordinator, mom of 2 ages 6 and 2
“Cravings has turned into a friend – a friend that understands, offers encouragement, challenges and teaches me to find the joy in parenthood and God alike. I have learned that I am not alone in motherhood and in the battle of balancing my time between God and my children. I’m thankful for these daily short devotions to inspire me.” —Erin W., mom of 3 ages 11, 8 and 4
“I love my Cravings devotionals! They are a way to keep me accountable and my eyes on the Lord while chasing two little boys.” —Beth E., mom of 2 ages 9 months and 4 years.
About the Author
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 found at www.CareyBaileyOnline.com.
Suggested Interview Questions
*What inspired you to develop Cravings-The Devotional?
*How can a person learn to stay connected to Jesus in the midst of the busyness and distractions of life?
*Why is time alone with God important, especially for moms?
*How do you see moms using Cravings?
*What is the theme of Cravings?
Carey Bailey is available for national interviews to promote the release of Cravings-The Devotional. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Christy Anderson at Christy(at)LitfuseGroup.com.