Tell Me Just One Thing

Apr
24
- by Sarah Mae - Leave a Comment
Tell Me Just One Thing

I know I could do more as a mama. 

I know I could read to my children more, play with them more, cuddle with them longer, spend more time teaching and training them.

Ideally, I'd do everything right all the time! And I want to do the good things, the worthwhile things, the things that cultivate a soul. I'm working on it. I'm trying to be a better mom. I want to be the best mom. 

But sometimes it's easier to toss and twirl all the mistakes around in my brain until I begin to think that I am just a failure as a mom. 

Do you ever feel like that? Do you ever feel not quite good enough? Do you wish you were more like another mom who seems to have the mothering thing down just brilliantly?

You know what we need? We need some encouragement about what we're doing as mamas right now.

Because...

I know that you love your babies with all your soul. I know that you let them nuzzle under your neck, you wipe away their tears, you fix the boo boos with kisses and a magical touch. And you do that special thing that you do. 

Today, I want to hear what you're good at as a mama.

Tell me where you are strong. Tell me the thing you do that you know your children trace the memory  of in their brain over and over. The one that sticks. Tell me that.

Tell me something you're doing right and good and beautiful in the world of raising your babes.

Go. 

~SarahMae at www.sarahmae.com

The Fruit of Motherhood: Sowing Good Seeds

Apr
20
- by Sally Clarkson - Leave a Comment
The Fruit of Motherhood: Sowing Good Seeds

​Slouched down in my leather seat in a crowded railway car, I was being gently rocked to sleep by the rhythmic swaying back and forth of the old train clattering across the Polish countryside. Returning from a student conference in the mountains where I had been teaching and counseling with college students all weekend had left me a bit weary, lonely and depleted. Suddenly, the train took a small bend and the view changed drastically. Thousands upon thousands of bright red poppies, gently swaying in the wind, spread over miles of the countryside...

A Journey Like No Other: The Mission of Motherhood

Apr
19
- by Misty Krasawski - Leave a Comment
A Journey Like No Other: The Mission of Motherhood
“What will you do to help this little girl love Me, so righteousness will be passed on to another generation?”

Welcome back to our book study on The Mission of Motherhood! Sally is sharing with us today about her own experiences both as a child and as a new mom, and how the Lord opened her own heart to the calling of motherhood. Many of us have felt the pressure from culture and those around us to do more than “just mother;” to prove ourselves in arenas outside of our homes. In opposition to that comes the tug of a needy child, wanting our attention-- and intention. We pray you will be blessed today and encouraged by Sally’s message, hearing this reminder that.....

Here We Come Australia!

Apr
19
- by Sally Clarkson - Leave a Comment
Here We Come Australia!

Are there any dreams in your life that burn in your heart? That captivate your imagination? That are from the Lord?

Clay and I dreamed together about how we could reach our world with the message of parents discipling and building a godly generation. We went almost five years without a full salary. I baked and sold homemade cinnamon rolls for some extra income. We all became actors in a local dramatic production that played six months out of the year and we received $800 amongst the six of us. We prayed, dreamed, worked and believed and took a risk and God blessed. And now we have books in six languages, conferences all over the world and three websites and blogs.

Celebrating Something New

Apr
17
- by Cherie Werner - Leave a Comment
Celebrating Something New

Like many women I have met, I was brought up unprepared for the challenges of motherhood...

I did not seek after it with much enthusiasm. I was afraid of what might happen if I were to bring children into the world because I was consumed with anger and bitterness from my own upbringing.  Every child longs for a parent’s love, attention, affection, acceptance, comfort, and approval and I was no different.  When these needs go unmet, a child or young adult will seek to have them met in things such as drugs, sex, control, money, success, or unhealthy relationships.   Thankfully, I encountered the only person who could truly meet my needs, and that was Jesus Christ.  He’s the only person I’ve ever met that gives freely and without any strings attached. His redemptive love rescued me on February 25, 1987 when my husband, Jon, and I accepted Christ.  

I received exactly what I needed to begin the journey of motherhood as I was given the Holy Spirit to teach and guide me (John 14:26; 16:13).....

A Cheer for the Small Things

Apr
16
- by Angela Perritt - Leave a Comment
A Cheer for the Small Things

​It’s 6:30 in the morning, I’m trying to get my quiet time in BEFORE my girls wake up and I hear, “Mommy, Paige just woke me up!!!” Hello day…….here we gooooooooo……..

The quiet serenity of spending time in God’s Word, conversing with the King of Kings is now replaced with 3 hungry little girls all wanting to be fed, 2 of them telling me about their dreams from the night before…at the same time and each wanting their mommy’s 100% attention! Life as a mom can be crazy!!!! But you know what? I wouldn’t want it any other way!