Motherhood reveals a person inside you didn’t know was there. One that scares you some days. But mostly, one that is stronger, steadier, more compassionate. One that knows sacrifice. One that knows real needs. One that knows a love impossible to describe.
Posts in the "Spiritual Sundays" category:
Alone in a quiet hospital, holding her new baby, Heather Bell reminds us that God is with us, always.
All mothers have days–probably a LOT of days–where we say to ourselves, “This is it. This is all I can handle. I cannot continue.” And then we handle more, we continue. Why? How is this possible? In Laura Kelly Fanucci’s essay, this is heavy. but we are also strong., she offers a thoughtful, poignant answer […]
Showing Heart is the emotional retelling of a family’s journey through adversity and it is full of so many great messages for mothers. It reminded me that through trials and hardship a family can grow and bond together.
Last year for Christmas, while I was focused on finding the perfect presents for each of my children, God used my one-year-old to show me what I needed for Christmas, too.
The Power of a Positive Mom was a monumental help to supplying extra fuel to my days–it made a definite contribution to my ability to accept challenges, keep a positive outlook, and savor the great things about motherhood as I propel our family forward.
A visit to the park swings teaches both mother and daughter a valuable lesson of strength, understanding, and perseverance.
The story of Joshua and the River Jordan reminds us how to build lasting memorials within our own families today through the small, everyday gathering of “stones.”
When my daughter started having trouble with emotional outbursts and controlling her anger, I started to teach her about mindfulness. She’s becoming more aware of her emotions and how to calm herself so she can respond instead of react when she gets frustrated, and I have discovered new insights about mindfulness and parenting in the process.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are serious holidays, full of soul searching and repentance. In trying to help her kids understand that repentance doesn’t have to be scary, Adina Soclof practices a simple three-step plan, one that eliminates lectures or admonishments.
I never thought my life would turn out this way. To be honest, I never knew if “mothering” was in me. Even now, I’m still trying to figure out how to do it well. Why? Because I am not, by nature, a nurturer.
Are you having one of those days when you’re running on empty? Lisa-Jo Baker has a post for you!