Transforming History By Building Godly Generations

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My mother in law, Shirley, who is the best encourager and always so joyful.

Above is a picture of me and my adorable mother-in-law taken at Christmas.  We share the same anniversary, June 1st.  Actually we decided to get married on her 25th anniversary and have so many wonderful yearly memories surrounding this date.  The best was when Jon and I celebrated our 25th anniversary and his parents celebrated their 50th in 2010.  As a mother, Shirley was passionate about her role and invested deeply into her son’s life for which I am grateful as I am married to an incredible man.

The investment we make as mothers has the potential to impact generations to come.

Motherhood can be a lonely and exhausting journey so my dear friend Sally Clarkson has put together a  beautiful and encouraging two-minute video, “One Mom Heart to Another.”  This is such a needed message in our culture. Sally Clarkson writes: “Motherhood is not just about meeting basic needs. God crafted motherhood to give women the opportunity to be warriors of righteousness in the battle of life. Women are intelligent and spiritual creatures who are capable of transforming history through building godly generations. And yet, most of the young moms I know feel alone, untrained, weary and inadequate in this role because they have little or no support from their church, from older women, from their own mothers, and from the messages that have assaulted their hearts and minds.” ~ Sally Clarkson

One Mom Heart to Another

Q. How does one encourage and cultivate a love for the Lord and His Word in young children?

Q. How does one encourage and cultivate a love for the Lord and His Word in young children?

Cultivating a love for the Lord and His word “Starts with You.” In Scripture, God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents as seen in Deuteronomy 6:1-7 and Psalm 78. We are told to seek God and His word for discovering the values we should pass on to our children. The most powerful influence we have during our children’s early spiritual formations occurs through how we love and relate to them daily amidst the easy and difficult times.

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Mothering Now With the End in Mind

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:9

 

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This article is part of the Sowing and Reaping Series, where we’re learning together about how to invest our lives so that we might reap the Harvest of Motherhood God desires for us.