I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day celebrating your Mamas and being celebrated if you are a Mama!
Mother’s day is indeed a day of celebration for many. But for many others, it’s a challenging day for a variety of reasons. Someday I’ll write about my thoughts on the topic, but for now, I’ve been reading the writings of others. The blogs in the past couple of weeks have been buzzing with articles on topics of motherhood. Here are a few I found interesting:
Hope When Mother’s Day is Hard – Holly Gerth guest posts on Lysa TerKeurst’ss blog, “A turning point came as I read the third chapter of Genesis one morning. In it Eve is called “the mother of all living.” In that moment God seemed to whisper this truth to my heart: All women are mothers. Because all women bring life to the world in some way.”
On Mother’s Day, Remember the Infertile – Russell Moore writes, “The Proverbs 31 woman needs our attention, but the 1 Samuel 1 woman does too.”
Go Forth and Multiple: How many children should I have? – An article from Amanda Peacock, “Therefore a woman is not diminished by her lack of children because procreation is no longer the means of producing worshippers of God. It comes through regeneration, producing spiritual children for the family of God. Whether you are married or single, God gives all women ability to mother spiritual children.” (h/t challies.com)
Why Mother’s Day is for the Birds – In the way only she can, Ann Voskamp writes, “The deal is — Motherhood isn’t sainthood and we’re all a bunch of sinners here and don’t let anyone tell you any different — pushing something out of your womb doesn’t make you a better woman. Real Womanhood isn’t a function of becoming a great mother, but of being loved by your Great Father.” (h/t my girl rkessler)
The Most Life-Giving Thing Every Mother Can Do for Herself this Mother’s Day – Another one from Ann Voskamp about motherhood and the need for Grace.
Have you read any articles on mothering I should add to this list?