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Tag: motherhood

I May Not Be There – But Keep Honoring Moms

It’s that time of year again, when pastors and churches start asking the question, “How do we celebrate mother’s day without hurting the feelings or distancing ourselves from ‘non-moms’?” Blogs like this one An open letter to p... Read More »

Consulting the Maker

The scene was a small farmer’s market where my daughter and I had been shopping. We were leaving and she didn’t want to get in her car seat. I was about 9 months pregnant with our second daughter and I had done everything I was physical... Read More »

Maybe You're {Not} Supposed to Do It All

“Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” ~Colossians 4:9 In our culture, moms are called on to do more than they have ever had to do before. While we also have more help with smartphones ... Read More »

Lies Stay-at-Home Moms Believe

Nearly four years ago, God shook my world through a six-pound ball of joy…my firstborn. Considering I was not “supposed” to have children, I was surprised, humbled, overwhelmed, and in complete awe that God would allow me the opportun... Read More »

Why Motherhood Matters

Children – We believe that investing in the next generation is every woman’s task; that women are uniquely gifted to nurture, teach, and train children; that children, as blessings from the Lord, are the most worthy investments for a w... Read More »

The “Inconvenience” of Motherhood

When I was 27 years old my doctor told me that I would probably never have children.  At that time I was single, and I wondered if I would ever be married.  It was a difficult time in my life, but I knew God had a plan for me.  Three yea... Read More »

A Salute to Mothers

Many women could have answered this classified ad: Woman wanted to help in house. 18-hour day. 7-day week. Must have experience in cooking sewing, medicine, child care, and psychology, law, elementary electricity and household repairs, book... Read More »

Hey Moms – Got 8 Minutes? Listen to This!

I stumbled upon this and just had to share it with you! If you’ve got 8 minutes, listen to this: It’s Dorothy Patterson’s 2012 Plenary Speech at the World Congress of Families in Madrid, Spain. I think my favorite quote i... Read More »

Mommy Boot Camp

I have several friends whose husbands have gone through the military’s basic training, which is 9-13 weeks of being tested and challenged beyond what one could imagine. They are pushed to their physical, mental, and emotional limit. Just ... Read More »

Battling for Significance

Imagine the scene: You have been home with your children all day when your husband comes home to tell you about his exciting day. He’s been involved in life-changing meetings, made a huge business deal, or had the opportunity to meet and ... Read More »