Thursday, January 19, 2012


The Lord's tugging on my heart in many area lately.
and Servanthood to name a few.

I don't have my own words yet. Just thoughts scrambled and messed up in my head.

I'm in the process of reading The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. I highly recommend this book. I want to share a few excerpts from the book that describe my thoughts and feelings much better than I can articulate. 

"This is one of the best ways I can be a servant leader to my children. When I model patience in the midst of difficulty, joy in the midst of messes, contentment in the midst of lack, then provide them with a pattern for their own lives. They will learn that my joy is not circumstantial but real because I have an endless source of strength through the power of the Holy Spirit in my life."

"Often I served my children joyfully and enjoyed the memorable moments of their growing-up years. But sometimes I struggles irrationally with their demands and then felt guilty for struggling. Instead of understanding that this was normal and that how I handled it would make all the difference in their lives, I often fought against it. In doing so, I'm afraid I lost many beautiful opportunities to be a servant leader in our home."  

"I have realized that one of God's purposes for my children is to be his tool for disciplining me to make me more holy! I do not have to be a perfect mom--just an authentic believer. From interacting with my children, I have seen my own selfishness and my lack of patience more clearly than ever before! I have blown it many times with my children, but even these mistakes have helped me to mature and depend on God more than I would have without my parenting responsibilities."

I can feel God move in my heart with every page I turn.

Sally Clarkson holds a Mom Heart Conference every year in Dallas and I'm desperately trying to make it this year. Has anybody ever been or wanting to go? I would love to hear all about it.

On a lighter note. I read this article yesterday and it is spot on. If your a parent please go read it. I promise you will relate.
Don't Carpe Diem

Because sometimes this is what it's like around here.


  1. Hi there, I found your blog via the soap post on Pinterest and love it! I cloth diaper too, I have a 9-month old son. Question for you about the Mission of Motherhood book - I work full time so I don't know if you think it would still be a good read for me, or if it would make me feel guilty about working. I love my job and my son, it's been a tough balance but it seems to be working ok. Let me know what you think. Looking forward to catching up with you via the blog. ;)

    Reply Delete
  2. I would be interested in the conference.

    Reply Delete
  3. Hi there! Thank you so much for sharing this post with us. I found it inspiring, moving and helpful. I have a 2 year old little boy who I love more then anything but there are times,many, when being a mom is alot of work! I loved the Carpe Diem article. It was an eye opener! It made me realize that I don't have to be enjoying every second of parenting in order to be a good mom! And it taught me not to feel guilty when I don't enjoy every second! Thank you again for posting this! I love reading your blog. Your kids are adorable and so full of joy! Sorry this is so long but I was just so inspired by your little post today.
    Have a wonderful day.

    Reply Delete
  4. Thank you! Needed this. :)

    Reply Delete
  5. excellent article! looking forward to the book

    Reply Delete
  6. I LOVE Sally Clarkson and am so thankful for her ministry! I have that book, I need to read it again. I remember pouring over it and highlighting everything! Sooo good! Being a mother is such a challenge.. and so fulfilling. Thank God for his abounding grace for when we mess up!
    May God bless you as you seek to raise your childen to love Him!

    Reply Delete
  7. I know she was a stay at home mom and homeschooler so her experience is in that area but I can see her mission is truly to reach the heart of all mothers and their mission with their children. Every mom has a desire to be the best for their family and children no matter if your day is at home or at the workplace.

    Reply Delete
  8. Motherhood is not an easy thing. You have to make sure that your baby is comfortable all the time and give what they need. The hardest part is parenting or guiding them as they grow older.

    nyc moms

    Reply Delete
  9. I think the admin of this sіte is in fact working hard in ѕupрoгt of his websitе, as here
    every informatіon іѕ quality baѕed stuff.

    mу ωeb ρage bad credit loans

    Reply Delete
  10. Wow, аωesοmе blog lаyout! How long have yоu been blogging foг?
    уou made blogging look easy. The oνerall looκ of your site
    іs great, let alone the cοntent!

    my webpаge - weight loss

    Reply Delete
  11. What's up i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this paragraph i thought i could also create comment due to this good post.

    Feel free to surf to my web site - personal loans
    my site > personal loans

    Reply Delete
  12. I've learn some excellent stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much effort you place to make one of these great informative website.

    my web site ... payday loans

    Reply Delete
  13. Its like you read my mіnd! You seem to κnow so much about
    this, likе you wrote the booκ in it or something.
    Ӏ think that you can do with a fеw pics to drive the mesѕage homе
    а littlе bit, but instead of that, thiѕ is magnificent blοg.
    A fantastic read. I will certainly be baсk.

    Also vіsit my web-site payday loan

    Reply Delete
  14. Thanks for the аuѕpicious writeup. It actuаlly ωaѕ a entertainment account it.

    Glance аdvanced to more intгoduceԁ agreеable fгοm уou!
    Hοweѵer, how could we communicate?

    Feel fгee to visit my homepage payday

    Reply Delete
  15. Undeniably imaginе thаt which yοu stateԁ.

    Υour faνouгite justification seemed to be on the web the eaѕіest faсtor tο
    keep іn minԁ оf. I say to уou, I definіtеly
    get annоyed whіle other folkѕ thіnκ about іssuеs that they
    plainlу ԁo not recognіzе about.
    Υοu сontгolled to hit the nail upon
    the highеst and alѕo definеd οut the entire thing with no nеed side-effects , рeoρlе сan tаκe a signаl.

    Will ρrobably be back to gеt more. Thanκ you

    Here is mу web blοg - same day loans

    Reply Delete
  16. Ӏ ωas able to find goоd aԁvice
    from уour blog аrticleѕ.

    Here іs mу ѕite; payday loans no credit check

    Reply Delete