In speaking with countless new Moms over the years, it became quite obvious that absolutely
nothing can prepare you for Motherhood except Motherhood itself!
There are so many thoughts and feelings that come along on this ride and oftentimes women feel so ashamed to say, “I need help, I don’t know what I am doing!”.
For the Moms is an annual written blog series which aims to ignite and connect Godly Women in
various stages of Motherhood toward the revelation of their Divinely given assignment and their impact as the gatekeepers of the home.
Since its inception in 2020, For the Moms has received over 2,500 views in almost 30 countries! In 2022, my goal is to increase those numbers and our impact.
At the heart of For the Moms is the heart to reach this profound group whose jobs are often thankless and endless. A group whose role is critical to the very nations we inhabit as we are raising the next generation. A group who holds such profound weight in the lives of their families and in the sight of God; Mothers.
Our roles are often glamorized and magnified in unrealistic ways. Ways that sum up the significance of what we do to mere housework, sports games and extracurricular activities, and the entertainment of our children. Ways that aim to compete with undertones of perfection and superficiality. Ways that undermine and narrowly interpret the fullness for which God intended. Ways that draft a narrative of motherhood as being a prison sentence – all while seeking to embitter from the unending demand which somehow appears to rob us of our once held freedom.
Among the Millennial generation, women are delaying motherhood in exchange for careers and self. Nothing is inherently wrong with wanting to build success, but when that comes at the expense of choosing money or convenience over the very lives of the unborn or devoting the very best of ourselves to the workplace rather than to our descendants – it’s time to change the narrative.
There is purpose untold in motherhood. It is an assignment to be both understood and accepted. And what is paramount, is that as Daughters of the King, we come into alignment with His vision and purpose in our Mothering.
For the Moms is such a movement. One whose purpose and mission is to elevate Christ and conceptualize Godly character in Motherhood – and to reach down and pull up those Mothers who are just starting, who are understandably worn, or who have somehow lost their way. Further, For the Moms is a movement that is calling to attention the warriors within us for the times in which we live. We will aim to unravel the mistakes and cycles of generations past. We will wage war for our families. And, we will diligently seek the Lord’s face concerning His will for our children and who we are becoming through our Motherhood.
The pains, lessons, and joy of what we do is lifelong. We impact our children, and in doing so, we impact the world. Transparency and sharing is so needed to encourage others (and ourselves) along the way.
So, if you’re a new mom, or a seasoned one – this is for you!
If you’ve ever been in question, or weary, or alone, or afraid – this is for you!
If you’re a woman – this is for you!
If you know the goodness of God – this is for you!
If you have a woman that you love who is a mom or hopes to become one – this is for you!
If you are humbled by the Treasure of Christ who lives in you and makes everything you do possible – then this is for YOU!
Of the many takeaways I’ve received in doing this series, the most profound (and comforting) takeaway is that I am not alone, and that the Lord never fails. Really, it’s true!
Join me during the entire month of May, as I again feature everyday women who share their lives and encouragement with us.
It is my honor to present to you, For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay.
Growing in Grace,