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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I'm A Gatekeeper

I follow Sally Clarkson on Instagram and Facebook.  I have read most of her books.  She has both inspired me over the years and has been a person who has been a kindred spirit when it comes to mothering.

Mothering is the hardest work a woman will ever do, and it is a noble task.  It requires self sacrifice, late nights (all nights, sometimes), early mornings.  It means training, and persevering.  It means at times offering empathy rather than punishment.  It requires intentionality.

It requires Grace - both from us toward our children and to us; accepting the Grace that God offers us in the moment we need it.

We shape the world as Mothers.  I pray that mothers everywhere will rise up to the task God has given us.


  1. It's much different and more involved than I ever imagined! Offering grace and kindness and empathy to my young adults, while training and encouraging the younger ones still at home........I am so grateful to His grace extended to me!

  2. I love Sally Clarkson. Truly, her Ministry of Motherhood is one of my all-time most encouraging reads.

    And, yes, I agree with you that mothering is the hardest work a woman will ever do, and we don't get off at 5:00, nor do we get vacations. But it's noble, and wonderful, and glorious too. I am so thankful for the privilege God gave me to be a mom.



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