Intentional Motherhood

Only One More Day Left for Domestic Kingdom!

April 14, 2014 Devotional Mundane

The time has finally come! Domestic Kingdom will be taken offline starting on Tuesday. (Is this announcement confusing? See this post for a brief explanation.) Quick! One last time- check out all the outstanding content on applying the gospel to the mundane from a few dozen contributors!

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Messages for Moms in “Glimpses of Grace” – Interview with Haven Today

September 21, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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The lovely people at Haven Today interviewed me about the book Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home. They asked some great questions, a few of which had me mulling over answers for days and days! Here are a few examples: What messages do you think moms—both working outside and inside the home—need […]

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Run Like a Child

September 9, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Beverly Chao Berrus My daughter and I recently read the story of when the children happily come to Jesus and his disciples try to shoo them away. The story reads like this in The Jesus Storybook Bible: “Now if you had been there, what do you think—would you have had to line up quietly […]

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Faith is More Than a “Sunday School Answer”

August 14, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Lindsey Carlson As we ate lunch after church, I asked one of my boys what he’d learned in Sunday School. “I will trust God,” he proudly answered. “Oh, you will?” I asked him. “And what does that mean?” He thought for a minute and then replied. His air of confidence seemed to indicate he […]

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The Notorious “Mom Fail” vs. Christ’s Accomplishment

August 12, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Kimm Crandall I wake up to the sounds of my five year old microwaving himself a quesadilla while he sips on a soda. My pre-coffee conscience is slammed by the phrase “mom fail.” I think of the shame that I should feel for not getting out of bed and fixing the kids a healthy […]

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The End of Me

August 1, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Kendra Dahl I collapsed on the couch beside my husband, exasperated and thankful that the bedtime I looked forward to all day had finally come and gone. “These children are going to be the end of me,” I sighed. “No,” my husband responded, “they are the end of you.” I am in my third […]

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How Jesus Frees Us from “Mommy Guilt”

July 5, 2013 Intentional Motherhood

“Jesus Canceled Your Mommy Guilt Trip” What mother doesn’t want to be a “good mom”? The proverbial encyclopedia entry for “good mom” varies across cultures. I’ve seen a variety of mothering ideals as I raise my kids in a global city. For some, a distinguishing mark of a good mom is the food she feeds […]

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Teaching Big Truths to Little Kids – The Lord’s Supper

May 23, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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I remember one particular occasion when our oldest child sat with me during what she refers to as “big people worship service.” The believing community took part in communion during the service. And as the bread and juice trays were being passed she excitedly whispered, “What’s this for?” I promised to explain everything and told […]

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The Mortification of This Mother’s Sin

May 15, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Priya Samuel It’s that dreadful time of the year again. School exams! Not my school exams, but my kids’. But it feels like their exam time is more like mine because I’m the one planning every detail of their preparation and learning (not to mention all the worrying I do on their behalf). A […]

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Treasuring God After My Miscarriage

May 10, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Kristen Narara I usually look forward to Mother’s Day and anticipate the handmade gifts and sweet cuddles I will receive from my son. But this Mother’s Day, along with many other women around the world, I anticipate tears and moments of bittersweet reflection. We lost our second child recently. My son and I were […]

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The Struggle to Trust God with My Child’s Salvation

May 8, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Lindsey Carlson Seeing my children struggle with sin makes me squirmy. Whether they’re back-talking during bath time, squabbling with siblings, deceiving, or disobeying, I fear for their future. What if their foolishness or hard-heartedness is only beginning to show? What if they stay dead in sin fooor-evvvv-er? More than anything, I want my children […]

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Grace for a mother’s heart idol

March 20, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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Excerpt from Staci Eastin‘s book The Organized Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Conquering Chaos (Cruciform Press, 2011) “A few years ago at a birthday part with my children, another mother pulled me aside and told me that my child had talked back to her. She was embarrassed to tell me, but as my friend, she […]

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