Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

About Us

Greetings! My name is Jeanette Wood although I sign my name as Mrs. Joseph Wood in honor of my dear Joe. If you would like to read more about that story you can view this post: http://amomentwithmom.blogspot.com/2009/10/moment-with-mom-my-curious-signature.html

This site was created as a resource for women to ask another M.O.M. (Mother of Many) questions they have regarding the daily duties as wife and mother. Some of my most favorite, life changing conversatons have been when my momma took a moment to share and invest herself into my life. Thus the reason for the name of the blog, "A Moment with M.O.M." I share out of my own experience and my desire to see women living victoriously in their homes. Most of all, I share out of my love and thanksgiving to the Lord. If you have a question, commment, or prayer request, please use the "mailbox" on the right hand sidebar to email me. As of Nov. 2010 my mother and girls have come along side me to minister here at the blog. I am excited to see what God has in store for each of us. I delight in training my girls to be "older" women no matter what season of life they are in. There is always someone "younger" that we can influence for the Glory of God. My girls do delight in serving others the sharing here is just an extention of that love. I hope you will find encouragement from their sharing no matter how old you might be. We look forward to sharing our hearts freely with you so that you might be encouraged in your personal walk with the Lord.

I am honored to come along side of my daughter Jeanette to share in God’s Faithfulness, His purpose and His Word. When Jeanette asked me to share with you; it came as an answer to a prayer to start a devotional once again. I had been the author of a 10 year email devotional that I sent M-F to co-workers and friends. But the LORD asked me to lie this aside for a season in my life and I missed it terribly, but I knew it was His will for this quiet moment in my life.

As a young woman, I attended a summer seminary that trained missionaries to go out into the world and share the gospel. After the summer-long course, I had the desire to be a missionary to the Asian world and hoped one day to minister to those in this far-away land. But God had a different plan for my life. At the beginning of that same year, in the fall, I met my future husband and we came together as partners for life through marriage the following summer. Our desire was to serve the LORD and my husband loved ministering to the youth, so began our service together. For many years, we opened our home to children from 3rd grade to high schoolers to minister to them through fellowship; we worked in our church as Directors and leaders for the AWANA Youth Clubs and we taught Sunday school. Our life was full as we ministered to these children and to our own family as our daughter and son were born.

We served the LORD, ministering to children for about 16 years and the LORD placed us in a quiet season for a couple of years and then re-directed me into the ministry of women. I served in our church as deaconess and Bible Study leader and mentor. During this time, I returned to the work force and my desire to serve women continued with the Daily Devotional.

In all of these years of service, my heart would always think back to my youth when I wanted to serve over seas and even though I found great joy in serving the LORD the way He chose, I still had those thoughts of “I wish”. The LORD had made it very clear in our marriage that our place of service was among the people He brought into our lives and so we were satisfied. One day, while working on the next email devotional, a friend wrote me to say, “I appreciate your email devotions and wanted to let you know that others do too. I have a friend in China who reminds me to send the devotion to him.” There it was! The LORD sent my desire to serve to China, soon after that I learned that not only was I serving in China, but in England, South America, Canada, Germany, France, Greenland, Ireland and all across America! Without even knowing that others were sending my devotion to their friends; the Word the LORD placed on my heart was ministering to people all over the world. The LORD had answered my prayer in a much greater way than I had the ability to physically go.

Now just a few years later, He has brought me into a new season of serving His people again. I look forward to what the LORD has to teach me and I will faithfully share those things with you. God is not through of any of us and there is no limit to who His Word can touch. I encourage you to share His Word with everyone you meet. You will be blessed as your own ministry begins to unfold. And feel free to write responses to the devotionals; it’s when we gather together that we edify one another. Let it be so as we gather each day.

Abiding Still

Connie Renfro

Bekah, my oldest daughter, will be sharing Moments in the Kitchen with frugal and healthy yet yummy meal ideas! If you have a question for her about life in the Kitchen with a family of 12 please feel free to ask her!

Beth-Joy, my second oldest daughter, will be sharing tips from the garden, recipes that we use with our herbs, and stories from the barn.

Sarah-Grace, my youngest daughter, will be sharing with me as we write a bible study for Mothers/Daughters and offer it free, here on the site, as an ebook for you to download and use in your own home.

May the Lord always be glorified through our communication!

With much love,

Mrs. Joseph Wood (on behalf of all the girls at A Moment with M.O.M.)