Why do I write to encourage mothers? And a CONFERENCE TICKET OR Book giveaway--you can help!

Paul Peel, mother and child



‎"God designed mothers to partner with Him in His eternal work.... It is for the children's sake that we give our lives. We are protecting future generations that they might be strong for the battle of life. We are the real, in-the-flesh, tangible picture of God's loving hands, strong arms of protection, and encouraging words of hope to our children." ~ Sally Clarkson, The Mission Of Motherhood.

As a young woman, someone shared Christ with me in my 10th floor dorm room, while I was at college, wanting to know Him. To understand that God knew me and still loved and accepted me was revolutionary. I was discipled by a sweet young woman who told me that as a growing believer, the Lord wanted me to be available to pass on what I was learning about Him to others, who like me, wanted to know Him, His love and forgiveness and the kingdom principles that He taught.

And so, young and passionate, I immediately gathered my friends and started a Bible study. I loved sharing the word and talking about Him, so eventually I went into missions. I told God I would be His girl. Eventually I got married to Clay, we spent more time in missions and then began having our precious children. God directed us to start a family ministry, because when we read scripture, we saw that children were a blessing, Jesus said, "Woe to the one who caused the least of these little ones to stumble," and we saw that Satan was battling for the souls, consciences, minds and hearts of children who would be the adults in the next generation.

I had so little instruction and support when I was raising my own children, and so I determined that if God blessed our following of what we thought were Biblical principles in our own children and if they responded to Him and to us, that we would spend the rest of our lives seeking to help other parents feel the support, instruction, encouragement and Biblical inspiration about how to raise a godly generation who loved and served God, in and through their own homes.

And that is how Whole Heart Ministries was born. This is why we write our books, do this blog, host conferences, and have leadership trainings in our home. We want to be a part of what the Holy Spirit is doing in the world to build a godly legacy in families and homes for each generation.

We are praying that we can be a part of building an army of women who will start groups, reach out and train and encourage so many millions of women who want to be a godly mom, but who have not been taught how or do not have support systems. So, will you help us?

We are hosting 3 mom's conferences this year to train, inspire, encourage and instruct moms who can come to these conferences. But even if you cannot come to one of these, would you help us get the word out? We have often seen women attend from all over the world, and then return to their own cities and countries to start Mom Heart Groups. So, you can possibly help us reach women who are longing for support, who are in your own spere of influence, that you didn't even know would need this kind of training and conference.

And so, we are offering either $50 in whatever books or tapes or cd's you would like from Whole Heart Ministries, also listed on our side bar, or 1 free ticket to the conference of your choice in California, Colorado or Texas. (We are hoping to be back on the east coast again soon, but for many reasons, we had to limit this season to 3 conferences and the east coast hotel did not work out.)

Below is information about the conference. Would you help us reach other women by putting it on your facebook, your own blog, announce it to your Bible study or support group? We are also hosting Mom Heart Teas at each conference to help moms know how to start a group or Bible study in their own arena. At each conference you will hear stories and testimonies from 10 to 15 moms just like you--their struggles, their ideals, their stories and you will also hear from special speakers to help inspire and encourage you in your own journey as a mom.


THE HEARTSHAPING MOM - How to Open, Fill, and Hold Your Child’s Heart

Sally Clarkson (CO/CA/TX)

Your greatest desire as a mother is to win the heart of your child.Sally Clarkson (ITakeJoy.com) shares your passion and can help. By God’s design, your child’s heart is already turned to you, just as you are already designed by God to be a heartshaper. Sally will share her secrets, learned over 27 years of motherhood with four children, how to open and fill your child’s heart with grace and truth, and to hold it with love. This is life-learned, heartfelt biblical insight that will change you, and your children. Join Sally and her special guests Deb Weakly (Mom Heart Leader Team, CO/CA/TX),Courtney Joseph (WomenLivingWell.org, TX), Angela Perritt(GoodMorningGirls.org, CA/TX), and Ruth Schwenk (TheBetterMom.com, CO). It will be a weekend of fellowship, inspiration, and worship you won’t want to miss. We hope you can join us!

Deb Weakly (CO/CA/TX) Mom Heart Leader Team
Courtney Joseph (TX) WomenLivingWell.org
Angela Perritt (CA,TX) GoodMorningGirls.org
Ruth Schwenk (CO) TheBetterMom.com

Conference States & Dates:

COLORADO: January 20-21, Denver/Littleton, CO (Denver Marriott at Park Meadows, $79.00/night room rate) Click here: For MORE INFO | Click here: To REGISTER NOW for CO

CALIFORNIA: February 3-4, Irvine/OC, CA (Irvine Marriott, $99.00/night room rate, includes up to two full buffet breakfasts) Click here: For MORE INFO | Click here: To REGISTER NOW for CA

TEXAS: February 17-18, Irving/DFW, TX (Dallas Marriott Las Colinas, $84.00/night room rate, includes up to two full buffet breakfasts) Click here: For MORE INFO | Click here: To REGISTER NOW for TX


Conference Registration Cost:

Early: $89.00  |  Regular: $99.00 

Conference Schedule: Check-in for each of the events begins at 1:00PM on Friday. Afternoon workshops begin at 3:00PM and 4:00PM that afternoon. Guests are on their own for dinner. The first main conference session is 7:00-10:00PM that night. The second session is 8:45-11:45AM Saturday morning, followed by a lovely banquet luncheon. The final conference session is 2:00-4:30PM that afternoon. Sally will be the main speaker for all main sessions; other noted guest speakers will be announced soon.

PossibiliTea (Separate Event): We also plan to offer a Friday morning PossibiliTea at each of the conferences from 9:30AM-Noon. This special time with Sally will focus on personal insights about motherhood, Mom Heart Ministry, and how to be more involved. However, space will be very limited and attendance will require a separate $25.00 registration fee.


If you go to this page, you can also find the banner and html to put on your own site, (like the one on my side bar) and you can find a printable brochure you can use to advertise to your group. Let  us know what all you do by leaving a comment for each way that you advertise this and we will put an entry for you for each task you complete to help us get the word out and to help us  advertise.  We will close the giveaway at midnight, December 11, so be sure to enter this giveaway by then. I so appreciate your help in this. We want to continue to see the Lord raise up, as I have said before, an army of women all over the world partnering together to hold up each others arms as we seek to raise up a godly generation for His glory. 

We have lots more plans up our sleeves. We want to partner with other writers, bloggers, speakers, leaders, international women to help establish strong communities of discipling moms all over the world. A heartfelt thanks to each of you who is supporting this work and who have donated time, money, and prayer. We are amazed to see what God is doing. Last year alone there were countless book clubs, over 400 groups studying one of our books, and meeting to encourage one another. I know God will continue to bless us as we "encourage one another and all the more as the day draws near." Hebrews

Thanks for helping us!

Below is another sample of a brochure you can copy onto your own page, or print out for your group, if you want to have a handout or announcement. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help.

PS We have had women attend these conferences from all over the world when they found out about it--so you never know who is in your spere of influence who just might be able to come and then fly back to their country and start a ministry! You could be the one to reach someone you didn't even know was interested! Thanks for praying and believing with me. We covet your prayers!