"Increasingly, I find that women are unsure about what it means to be a good mother. They are confused by a culture that send them drastically mixed messages about the importance of a mother's influence and whet her priorities should be. As a result, so many mothers I meet are baffled and frustrated. They don't know how to reconcile these conflicting messages with the calling of God on their hearts and lives.
What's the cure for this confusion? I believe it lies with a rediscovery of the traditional mission of motherhood, a rediscovery of what God had in mind when he designed families. And the fundamental mission of motherhood now is the same as it always was: to nurture, protect, and instruct children, to create a home environment that enables them to learn and grow, to help them develop a heart for God and His purposes, and to send them out into the world prepared to live both fully and meaningfully. It's up to us to embrace that mission as our own, trusting God to walk us through the details and to use our willing mothers' hands as instruments of his blessings."
~Sally Clarkson, The Mission of Motherhood
Curled up in my overstuffed recliner in my tea room, music softly wafting, spiced candle flickering, mug of hot coffee in hand, I relished a few quiet moments alone. Amazing, to have 5 minutes to myself to breathe and reflect and sip!
How far God has brought me from the early days of 3 babes under 5, little sleep, everyone grabbing for a different part of my body, crying, always making messes and wanting to eat. Those early days of chaos and living frantically from one day to the next--to now!
Four grown children, who love us and the Lord, and in spite of all our flaws and foibles, are healthy young adults, ready to write their own story of faith with each decision and each new day.
How very blessed I am, that at an early time in my motherhood, God impressed my heart with the importance of His Biblical call on mothers to be civilizers and to build a righteous generation in her own home.
My excitement overwhelmed me as I thought about our Mom Heart, 2013 coming up. I am more enthusiastic than ever to host many of you from all over the United States to celebrate this amazing journey and blessing called motherhood.
I now know that building children in our homes for His glory brings hope to the next generation of adults, when in contrast to the culture, we send children from our homes with strong moral character, a vibrant faith in God, a vision for bringing light and hope to their own world--Yes, this call indeed matters.
Please consider joining me and hundreds of other moms for this year's conference!
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Very soon, we will announce a few giveaways--but please help us get the word out. We sold out of one conference last year very quickly and it is very possible we will sell out in all conferences, so be sure to register early. I can't wait to see you and share my heart!
I will be discussing Sarah Mae's and my newest book,
Of course I think this will be the best conference ever. I hope to see you there!
This year's theme is: MOVING FROM DESPERATE TO DESTINY!
We will be discussing the themes from Sarah Mae's and my newest book!