The “Kingdom Choice” of Raising Children

| November 14, 2011

Words of wisdom from Kelly Crawford over at Generation Cedar: When Christians stop being “Kingdom-minded”, they stop making Kingdom choices. Choices like devoting a life to raising the next generation to love God, to honor authority and to live wisely. The very church of Christ has so degraded the blessing of children (and thus minimized a […]

Quote of the Week ~ Oct. 29, 2011

| October 29, 2011

“O dear mothers, you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He hath in effect said to you, “Take this child and nurse it for Me, and I will give thee thy wages.” You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be thoroughly furnished unto every good […]

Ouch… a Painful Look in the Mirror

| October 24, 2011

A convicting read over at Raising Homemakers: What is my own attitude telling them that I really believe at this moment? That my Jesus isn’t big enough to calm the storm in my own heart, to empower me with self-control to hold my tongue and watch my temper? That being interrupted to have to train and discipline […]

Motherhood is Application

| October 10, 2011

Excellent insight from Rachel Jankovic: The good news is, you don’t need to have been through some elite mother’s training camp to apply the gospel in your life. You need to believe. Trust God, give thanks. Laugh. Believe — and that will feed your children. Rest in God, and your children will learn to. Extend […]

Encouragement and Exhortation for Young Mothers from an Older Woman

| August 5, 2011

From Michelle at “She Looketh Well” : I suspect you might poo-poo what I am writing to you about because I did for years. I always had to do and do and do. I wasn’t doing enough. I was selfish or lazy. Learning all I have about our health, namely our adrenal glands, I now […]

Calm in a Storm: How to Stay Peaceful While Childrearing

| August 5, 2011

From Lea Ann Garfias over at LAF: I have not always felt “quiet confidence” in rearing little dynamos.  To the contrary, I was fairly certain my first toddler was destined for juvie.  He began several mornings in a row by shaking his little fist in my face, declaring, “I will not obey you today, Mommy!”  […]

Remember the Little Things

| August 4, 2011

Important reminders from my sister Clara:  It’s so easy to rush through them in an effort to get to “the things that matter”. We hurry the kids through breakfast so  we can “get on with the day”; we count down the minutes til naptime so we can “get something done” while they sleep. We tell […]

Life with Littles

| August 4, 2011

More wisdom and encouragement from KimC: The easy answer is that I got through the days one at a time. Anyone can run a house with 6 little ones for a day, right?  Just one day?  All it takes is 3 meals (2 if you cheat or run so late that breakfast turns into brunch), […]

Hope for Weary Mothers

| August 3, 2011

This week I’ll be posting links to articles to encourage weary mothers (especially those with lots of little ones). If you’ve written an article on this topic, or read one that inspired you please post a link in the comments! And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap […]

For Tired Young Mothers of Many

| August 3, 2011

Encouraging words from KimC at Life in a Shoe: Back when we had a lot of Littles and no Bigs, daily life looked very different.  Sometimes it felt a little dark and hopeless.  How could I do everything that I need to do?  How could I be a good wife, a good mother, a good […]