New Release! Always There

Apr 12, 2012

Today I am thrilled to announce the release of Always There: Reflections for Moms on God’s Presence, a brand new compilation book by MOPS International and Susan Besze Wallace, including a rich collection of stories from moms and for moms.

Always There

About a year ago I wrote a story in the back seat of our Ford Expedition as we drove west for a family vacation. It was one of those stories that made me cry with every keystroke, making the males in the truck wonder what was up with mom. Somewhere in between Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA I pressed the “send” button with with wet eyes, never dreaming it would make it in print. But it did, and I’m beyond thankful (pg. 100, to be exact!).

Here’s the back cover copy to give you a taste of the rich stories within the pages of Always There:

God is with you…
…in the excitement of first steps, first words, and the first day of school
…when you are frustrated, overwhelmed, or alone
…in the middle of the night and the middle of the unpleasant
…in your most important relationships

God is there in every busy, exhausting, and exhilarating moment of being a mom.

It’s one thing to know in your mind that God is everywhere. It’s quite another to feel in your soul that he is by your side, holding you up, sustaining you. In Always There, you’ll find an inspiring combination of real-life mothering stories and Scriptures that assures you of God’s abiding presence, written by popular voices such as

  • Ann Voskamp
  • Alexandra Kuykendall
  • Kathi Lipp
  • Tracey Bianchi
  • Kim Hill
  • Renee Swope
  • and many more

No matter where you are in your mothering journey, Always There offers you hope and encouragement along the way. From the humorous to the solemn, these fifty-two short devotions will capture your heart as you reflect upon your important role as a mother and upon your ever-present and steadfast source of strength.

Susan Besze Wallace is a magazine writer, the author of The New Mom’s Guide to Life with Baby, and a columnist for MomSense. She spent twelve years as a nationwide newspaper reporter before the daily deadlines of mothering three boys became her passion. She lives in northern Virginia.



  1. Stacy Voss

    Congrats, Michele. I’ll have to pick up a copy ‘cuz I love your writing and this mama can always stand to get some parenting encouragement!

    • Michele

      Thanks, Stacy! I love writing mama stories. 🙂


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