motherhood

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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Trusting God with My Kindergartener

March 8, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Jenny Manley My son recently started kindergarten at a local school. On the morning of his first day I navigated us down the hallway through a sea of abayas and hijabs, kandooras, and gutras. I have never felt more awkward as I looked down at my jeans and ran my hand down the back […]

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Book Recommendation – Christ in the Chaos

March 1, 2013 Good Reading
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My friend Kimm Crandall has written a book for moms who need the grace and love of Jesus Christ. I can’t think of a greater recommendation than this for her book because every page has grace written all over it. As a sinner who is a mother, by God’s grace I’ve been made aware of […]

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The Happy, Humble Work of a Mother

February 27, 2013 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I just had a serious talk with my two-year-old as she bounced on a red rubber donkey wearing an inflatable crown. We talked about all the reasons you shouldn’t play with the potty seat. Then she bounced around in circles until she fell off of the donkey. She giggled the way only […]

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No Time Not to Have Friends

January 31, 2013 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Lindsey Carlson I most often call my girlfriends about things related to kids: swallowed nickels, potential concussions, bed-wetting, and carseats. Gone are the days of talking on the phone about the latest current events or the newest novels. I’ve been changing diapers for eight years. If I open a cabinet in my kitchen, a […]

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God’s Grace in My Melt-down Mondays

January 21, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Lindsey Carlson Last Monday was the Mother of all Mondays: the return from vacation. Let me just say, it was not pretty. We always have a rough time transitioning to the week’s work after playing all weekend. The bulk of the kick-back came when there were directions or instructions involved. None of us like […]

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A Comfort More Enduring Than One More Kiss

October 26, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman Everyone in our home who is under four-foot-tall tends to go a little bananas around 7:00pm. A wise friend often reminds me that the days are coming when the tables will be turned. Someday I will have to convince my children to wake up and get out of their beds. Those days […]

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The Good News and Mommy’s No-Good, Very-Bad Day

October 24, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Gloria Furman Not every day, but some days, bedtime can’t come fast enough because the one having the afternoon meltdown is Mommy. Even moms who haven’t thrown a tantrum in awhile can relate to feeling like they’ve “had enough” as they limp to the end of the day, worn out and frustrated. For many […]

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Chilled Out Moms Running Hard After God

October 17, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Gloria Furman This week I enjoyed reading these two articles on the subject of motherhood: Stephen Altrogge at The Blazing Center penned this note to moms who are struggling with legalism: Dear Moms, Jesus Wants You to Chill Out. And then Jen Wilkin on The Gospel Coalition blog contributed this letter to motivate moms […]

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