About 20 years ago, I was sitting in our living room late in the evening, sprawled out on our couch and wondering how I was ever going to make it through my years as a mom. I was worn out, empty and felt alone in my journey as a mom. Baby Joy was about 1 and I had 11 year old Sarah, 9 year old Joel, and Nathan, who was almost 8.
"I am just soooo tired and seem to get to 9:00 in the evening and feel like I can't take another step--and then it is all over again the next day. I just wish I had a break!"
Clay and I began to talk and he said, "What would help you?"
I thought for a few moments and said, "I wish there would be a retreat I could go to with friends, maybe in a hotel, with women who could inspire me and help me as a mom, all grace and no guilt or legalism, and a sense of friendship to know I am not alone."
The conversation continued and we decided that we would attempt to create such a conference. The Mom Heart Conference was born and over the last 20 years, we have seen about 40,000 women join us in these conferences. We could not have imagined what God had in store for us and it has been one of the biggest blessings of our lives. (It is why we are creating another new conference series for this year! Stay tuned.)
What a string of stories followed us as our children grew up helping us host conferences all over the US and in several countries. Moms need moms to link arms and to give strength, understanding, inspiration to do this profoundly important job well.
The best part of this 20 year legacy is the many wonderful friends I have met through these conferences. I could not do life without them.Commorrative Mom Heart Video
The Irving/DFW conference in Texas is our oldest (annually since 1999) and largest event. This year we hired a professional film crew to capture the heart and spirit of the final Mom Heart Conference. It’s all there in four (4!) DVDs — Sally’s messages, the PossibiliTea, special sessions, testimonials with attendees, interviews with Sally and Clay, all of the Clarkson children sharing their thoughts and memories, and more.
This is the first time in 20 years we’ve video recorded an entire conference and put it into a DVD format. And it is probably the only time we’ll do it.
If you've never attended a mom heart conferences before, this will be a great way to experience what they are like — to see and hear Sally’s “Heartbeats of a Lifegiving Home” messages, to get a taste of an event that has touched so many mother’s lives, and even to be able to share the experience with friends. And beyond the conference itself, it's all about how we can all leave a godly legacy of faith for our children.
My favorite part of the video, I think, is the 45 minute interview of my 4 kids being asked what they thought was the most important aspect of building our own Life Giving Home! (I had no idea what they would say, but it filled my heart to overflowing.)
This 4x DVD Album is a Special, One-Time, Limited-Edition
You can purchase the 4x DVD album today for only $29.95, and we'll pay for the shipping. Due to the high cost of DVD duplication and packaging, this limited edition DVD album will not be reprinted. Still, we've tried to keep this unique album as affordable as we can for you. The "profit" for our ministry in this DVD album will not be in dollars, but in the encouragement and inspiration it will bring to you and all our Mom Heart friends.
The ministry invested over $12,000 in the production, editing, duplication, and packaging of this special project. That's a lot of money for a small family ministry like ours. Despite the cost, though, it is well worth it to us to be able to commemorate one time for all time, in a quality and lasting physical format, a conference that has meant so much, for so long, to so many, and to us. Thank you for sharing in our joy and gratitude.
Here's How to Order Your DVD Commemorative Album!
Just click on the link below to take you to our Whole Heart Webstore, complete the order information form, and pay via PayPal checkout (you don’t need to be a PayPal member).Just Click, Complete, and Pay. Allow 7-10 days for delivery (but expect it sooner).
Our prayer is this album will be an encouragement, a keepsake, and a legacy of what God has done for the past 20 years of this special conference. So, if you’re ready to order your album, just click the link below.
New Conferences Ahead!
I am excited to launch a whole new set of conferences that will be held in Colorado, California, Texas, North Carolina and Oregon. I hope many of you can join me for new inspiration, a community of like-minded women, and a legacy of faith shared together.
As a small gift of thanks to all of you who have joined us through the years, we would love to give away 5 copies of the conference DVD to our wonderful readers here. To enter to win, Just leave us a comment about what you have enjoyed at the conferences in the past or what topics you would like to see in the new conferences this year.
We will be letting you know about the new conference in the coming weeks. Thanks for making these conferences such a wonderful experience for all of us Clarksons.