The Lord told me I would be a mother. He spoke right into my barrenness and said that He had given me a mother’s heart for a reason. He had not forgotten me and He would not forget me. It was a pretty bold statement to say to a woman facing infertility. A woman…
I had always planned on motherhood. On middle-of-the-night feedings, hauling around car seats, wiping up spit-up, learning to change diapers one-handed. I studied all the tricks on getting littles to eat vegetables and the easiest ways to swaddle.
I was a teacher by nature. I learned the best by teaching others and motherhood seemed like the perfect fit. In teaching my children to know God, I would know Him better. Motherhood would please both Him and me.
The truth is that motherhood looked a certain way to me.
My mother never sugar-coated Christianity. She lived it raw, and hard, and glorious, and miraculous, and painful, and in such brutal honesty that I reached womanhood with a burning desire to know this scandalous beautiful Savior. Her faith stills me quiet. Her passionate existence stirs me to move and live and fight. As a small…
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share with you a fun resource. Lyn Kirkland has written a delightful book titled, The Lighted Path: 101 Practical Lessons Using God’s Word As Guidance for Parents, Grandparents, And Anyone Who Loves Children. The first part that grabbed me, of course, was the beautiful benediction in the title. Teaching children about the Word…
Shadow of Influence Night after night Mother stood in the kitchen And it really looked like She was just washing the dishes but in truth, She was changing in the world. Changing the world with her prayers Changing the world with her cries What looked so insignificant Was really Changing the world. written January 1999
She dreamed of it from the time she was a little girl. Someday, beyond the tomorrows, she would be big enough to have her own. A beautiful silver locket. Some girls scoffed at the idea of a locket. They didn’t want one or need one but they got one anyway. Some girls threw theirs away….
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