I don’t know about you… but I have been so tired lately. Not just a physical tired, but a battle-weary, need a daily bit of encouragement kind of tired. The soul-weary and emotionally worn out kind of tired. Though I do know others who are also stay-at-home homeschooling moms, I still feel so ‘alone’ at times.
I was listening to Kevin Swanson’s 2010 Family Economics Series the other day. In his talk “A Biblical Economy – The Opportunity of Our Century” he states that over 40% of 5 year olds are latch key kids! And we wonder why the nations children are “growing up” without any decent character traits…?
As one of a small minority of mothers who does stay at home with her child(ren), I am always appreciative when I find something that will give me encouragement in my God-given job of mom. It is said that a Navy wife is the toughest job in the Navy. That is so true, to which I can personally attest. I would also have to say that a biblical, stay-at-home, homeschooling mother is the toughest job in the church.
Of all places… the church (generally speaking) is the last place where we mothers can even find a modicum of encouragement for the role God has ordained for us! In most instances, the modern, American, evangelical church is our most ardent opposition.
will be persecuted,
2 Timothy 3:12
That is why I am so excited about this new devotional by Kelly Crawford. In case you don’t remember, Kelly’s home was destroyed in a tornado last April and she had a tiny newborn!
Yet despite these trials Kelly and her family glorified the Lord day in and day out. I can’t think of another person who would KNOW so intimately the emotional and spiritual weariness of motherhood!! Can you imagine continuing to love, nurture and school your children without a home?
“When mothers are strong, their children — regardless of the challenges they face — tend to be strong. When they’re resilient and filled with faith, their children are likely to be resilient and filled with faith…The destiny of mankind is in the hands of mothers….” -Neal Maxwell
“This book is your comrade in the trenches. It is a life-book, you will want to read over and over, written in small snippets for daily renewal.”
“This eBook is Kelly’s “cup of cold water” to mothers. We all need refreshment and encouragement when the hard days come, and Kelly has provided bite-sized (but meaty and thought-provoking) daily devotionals that urge us to take our calling as mothers seriously but remember at the same time that we are vessels of clay in need of God’s filling. These words are true whether you are the mother of one or the mother of ten! Thank you, Kelly, for sharing your beautiful insights into the calling of motherhood “from the trenches!” -Jennie Chancey
Not only will it be available on Monday…
it will only cost $1!!
Though that low price will only hold for one day.
Blessings, Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)
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