Being Bold in the Balance: A Cow or a Bull?


The cow that did me in.

Our family moved many, many times over the years. What a grand adventure it has been. Through all of our transitions, there was a season that brought us to Walnut Springs, a town of 712 people. Listen to the podcast below about our "country, retreat" experience, and what happens when a confident mother says, "all cows are friendly."

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As a mother, I was expecting a friendly cow, rather than a raging bull. Somewhere in between our great dreams and life's true circumstance is where God wants us to be. We must balance the bold ideals with the factual realities.

We dream of being such great mothers when we are pregnant--and we hope for a friendly cow--but sometimes we get the bull! May God give you grace to accept the bullish parts of your life and have wisdom on how to face them! :)


Hi to all the friends who have attended our previous e-conferences and those who have requested that I do more! I am so excited about the material in this event as we will delve into the fundamentals of developing a long-term vision for motherhood. Each of the foundations I will be talking about will also give some practical ideas of what this looks like in day-to-day life. With ideas about traditions, rhythms of life, discipleship principles and more, we will unlock the secret of living well for the long run. This conference is designed to benefit all women, Moms and otherwise. I would so appreciate it if you would help me spread the news about this conference. Hope you can join us next Monday night!

Hope you can join me in the conference this week. Below is a  summary  about the conference.
From the early years of marriage and motherhood, to navigating the tumultuous waters of teenaged children, Sally Clarkson has walked through many changing seasons as a Mom. Now, as she re-imagines her role as mother to her grown children living out into the world, Sally reflects on what it means to fully live into the calling of motherhood, and how to last for the long haul. From her heart of experience, Sally shares secrets for weathering the storms and thriving as a Mom no matter the circumstances. Join us for an immersive night of stories, practical ideas, and heartfelt advice.
Please consider joining me at this conference! I will be giving 2 conferences away for free or refund your money if you win and have already registered. Feel free to use one of the paragraphs above for sharing about the conference or just share this post! The winners will be announced next Monday on my blog!

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