When There is No Joy to be Found in Motherhood

| July 27, 2014

From Bambi at In the Nursery if the Nation: There must be a balance before us of proclaiming the nobility and greatness of motherhood—because it is noble and great (this is the next generation, people!) —and the hard truth that sometimes life ain’t purty.All of this to say, ask yourself if your expectations are realistic for what […]

It’s Not About Staying at Home (Free Download)

| July 19, 2014

From the Western Conservatory: If you think God’s plan for young women is all about being modest, keeping pure, staying home, preparing for marriage, and waiting for Prince Charming… you will not like this message. But… If you’re tired of a small and fruitless vision for single womanhood, and are wondering if God might want […]

When You Need Grace to Make Chicken Salad

| June 26, 2014

Words of  wisdom from Bambi Moore at In the Nursery of the Nation: These are the Calgon moments of motherhood. The rock tumbler as one mom called it. We start to smash into each other and painfully get our rough edges knocked off. The surprise of it is like being in the wave pool at […]

On Not Being a Victim

| June 24, 2014

EXCELLENT, must read post from Femina:  The word submission, on its own, holds no moral value whatsoever. Submission could be noble, submission could be treacherous. It all depends. So as we teach our daughters to “be submissive,” the ever-important question is “submissive to whom?” And the only no-fail answer to that question is “God.” We teach […]

Raising a Generation of Wimpy and Selfish Women

| June 24, 2014

From Kathy Brodock at Teaching Good Things: Our hearts are easily deceived. Our hearts are selfish and want only to be happy… in love with life. We want a taste of heaven here on earth and we will do what we need to to get it. We will even pick our favorite Bible verses to […]

Godly Legacy of Countess Juliana van Stolberg

| June 23, 2014

An inspiring, historical tidbit from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth: What is special about this woman, is that she knew the truth about reform. It starts in the family. She raised her 17 children with the Bible as their foundation. She instilled the conviction that man should should have “freedom of religion” (does this concept […]

7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families

| June 21, 2014

From Kelly Crawford at Generation Cedar: As a mom of 10, I wanted to attempt to dispel a few myths about us and our large families. Because we get a lot of questions, and I’m sure even more questions go unasked. So, though not exhaustive, these are a few of the common misconceptions: 1. They […]

Soldiers in House Dresses

| June 20, 2014

 

Queen of Her Own Quiet Home

| January 15, 2014

I was thrilled to come across this poem today at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth: Not in the church to rule or teach, her place; Not in the mart of trade, or senate halls; Not the wild, festive scene is hers to grace; Not Fashion’s altar her its victim calls; Not here her field of […]

Motherhood and the Paradox of Dying to Live

| January 15, 2014

Don’t miss this powerful post from Bambi at In the Nursery of the Nation: Motherhood is work many times.  But work isn’t some terrible Christian duty we can’t enjoy.  It is our duty but when we empty ourselves for others, the Lord fills us up…with replenishments of strength, joy, creativity and more.  That way we have it to give all over again…to which […]