Choosing a Theme

Though it is not necessary, you might want to prayerfully consider choosing an over-arching theme for your Mom to Mom each year. This year we chose “Gratitude,” weaving the topic into our devotional times, Chew ‘n Chats, guest speaker topics, “quote of the day,” and closing celebration brunch.

Focal Scripture

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done” (Philippians 4:6, NLT).

Guest Speaker Topics

  • “Is Gratitude Conditional?”
  • “Thanksgivin’ Livin’: A Hands-on Prayer Experience”
  • “Hand in Hand: Hospitality and Gratitude”

Suggested Reading

Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Note: Each Titus 2 Leader was given a copy. We discussed select chapters throughout the year at our Chew ‘n Chats.

Selected Quotes of the Day (from Choosing Gratitude)

  • “Choosing gratitude means choosing joy.”
  • “Gratitude is a life-style.”
  • “Let’s allow the Spirit to make gratitude the new default setting of our hearts.”
  • “Thanksgiving puts us in God’s living room. It paves the way to His presence.”

Closing Brunch

Closing song: “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart” by Henry Smith

Suggested Summer Reading

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

—Saundria, in Tennessee

2 Responses to “Choosing a Theme”

  • Tonya in Texas says:


    Thanks so much for sharing this tip. I prayerfully ask God to give us me a theme to “play off of” for the year. It’s brings everyone together…moms, leaders and even church staff! God always knows what we need.

    One of my favorite themes for a Mom to Mom year was “Grace.” We studied two different books over the course of the year as a leadership team, Work in Progress by Kristen Armstrong and Grace Walk by Stephen McVey. Both impacted each of our lives. Leaders gave devotions on grace throughout the year. Our scripture references were all on grace.

    My advice is to take the theme and run with it. There’s good reason God has given it to you 🙂


  • Kay in Georgia says:

    Saundria, I love what you shared about choosing a theme. We try to do the same in Atlanta, but we’ve been doing this for almost ten years now and I’m in need of some fresh ideas. What theme are you planning to use this fall?

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