It is with great excitement and honor today to be featured on the newly launched Mom Heart blog which is a place for moms in all stages of life. At Mom Heart you will find many inspirational mothers who share their lives. They all have one thing in common which is they desire to encourage, equip and influence moms seeking God’s heart for motherhood. Many of the mothers have successful ministries/blogs and think highly of God”s calling for motherhood. So when you need encouragement head over to Mom Heart which is sure to bless your socks off.
I first heard Clay and Sally speak in Anaheim, CA at a home school conference in 1997. Their heart for discipling children captivated me and I sought wisdom through their resources and conferences. Proverbs 13:20 says “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”
I considered Sally to be one of the most influential women in my life. Sally’s grace based parenting and approach to teaching has impacted my family and many others worldwide. I am blessed to call Sally a friend and to partner with her and many other like minded women.
My mission is to encourage other moms as I have been tremendously blessed the last 15 years. Luke 12:48b “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
Like many women I have met, I was brought up unprepared for the challenges of motherhood…
I did not seek after it with much enthusiasm. I was afraid of what might happen if I were to bring children into the world because I was consumed with anger and bitterness from my own upbringing. Every child longs for a parent’s love, attention, affection, acceptance, comfort, and approval and I was no different. When these needs go unmet, a child or young adult will seek to have them met in things such as drugs, sex, control, money, success, or unhealthy relationships. Thankfully, I encountered the only person who could truly meet my needs, and that was Jesus Christ. He’s the only person I’ve ever met that gives freely and without any strings attached. His redemptive love rescued me on February 25, 1987 when my husband, Jon, and I accepted Christ.
“I received exactly what I needed to begin the journey of motherhood as I was given the Holy Spirit to teach and guide me (John 14:26; 16:13)…..