The Best Christmas Present for Moms! Hope you can come!



I have received so many letters, emails and messages in the past few weeks from moms who are in the trenches of being a mama and need lots of encouragement. This is why we started our conferences--because I told Clay I needed encouragement, inspiration from grace-filled, inspiring speakers who would not make me feel guilty, but who would give me hope. And chocolate. And a nice lunch with friends and a room away with clean sheets that no one but me would sleep on! He laughed and then said, "We should try our hand at such a conference! And the rest is history!

Even after sixteen years of doing these conferences, we never tire of the excitement and anticipation of being with so many wonderful moms. And our seventeenth year of this unique getaway for moms promises to be a truly “inspired” season, because Sally will be speaking on Inspired! ~ Reaching Beyond What Holds You Back.


Dear Sweet Mamas,

After nearly thirty years of being a mother to four wonderful children, there is one thing I know for sure: I need personal inspiration to keep going. I don’t mean the “God-breathed” inspiration that wrote the Scripture, or even a daily “Aha!” experience of some kind. By inspired, I simply mean I need the daily reality that the Holy Spirit is breathing the life of Jesus into my life. I won’t write any Scripture, but I do want to be a “God-breathed” letter to my children, my family, and the world. It is God’s breath, His Spirit, in me that gives me the life to be a life-giving woman, wife, and mother. And I want to breathe a little of that life into you in our time together this year. I want to be sure you go back home “Inspired!”

Inspiration, though, is not a feeling. It is a choice. You have to choose to let the breath of God flow into your spiritual lungs to oxygenate your redeemed heart. All of us have things that keep us from finding that kind of daily inspiration from God, but the choice we each have to make is to reach beyond whatever is holding us back. So I’ll be sharing with you ways that you can be inspired by God to reach beyond your limitations, and then stay inspired as a mother in an often uninspiring world. I’ll be talking about how to be inspired spiritually, relationally, and personally. How to sharpen your vision to see your life through God’s eyes. How to practice life-giving living in a hope-killing culture. How to shine the light that God ignites in you so others can see His reality. How you can “be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is” (Romans 12:2). That’s what it means to be inspired.

Each year, I am more convinced than the one before that our weary world needs a restoration of life-giving biblical motherhood. Eve was the “mother of all the living” (Genesis 3:20), the original life-giving mother, and the world needs the life that God has designed mothers to provide. This Mom Heart Conference is just one way I can partner with the Spirit of God to renew the hearts of mothers. I hope you can join me.

When I see women gathering to be encouraged and equipped as mothers, it strengthens my spirit to keep going, and to believe that God is at work in mothers’ hearts. This will be my 17th year of ministering to moms in these conferences, but I feel like there is so much more yet to come. I am more energized and excited than ever before about what God can do through mothers in our generation. I hope you will join me on this journey into the heart of inspired motherhood.

In his heart,


Please share these dates and locations with your friends who need encouragement. We always leave inspired from the great fellowship of like-minded women.
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