My sweet friend Katherine is one of the spiritual midwives in my life. Her compassionate heart, her intelligence and thoughtfulness, and the way she abides in Jesus have made her an invaluable mentor and dear friend. (And it was a … Continue reading
Tears fill my eyes as I think back to prayers I prayed as a lonely high schooler, and the beautiful way that God answered those prayers by making Natalie and I neighbors freshman year of college. Somehow, she wasn’t scared off … Continue reading
I would like to introduce you to my sweet friend (and former roommate), Ashley. The more I get to know Ashely, the more amazed I am. I deeply admire her tender heart towards others, her brave openness, and her deep devotion … Continue reading
Today I am so excited to turn writing over to Chrissy. Chrissy and her husband are friends from college that we had the gift of living near as we each began our families. Her little guy, Charlie, has a killer smile, … Continue reading
I am so humbled and grateful to have the chance to introduce you to another Lindsey today. I have never met Lindsey, but I found her blog through a friend about a year and a half ago. I was struck … Continue reading
I first met Abby on a trip to New York City in college. I admired and continue to admire her sincere kindness, her honesty, and her love for Jesus (and also her singing, writing, and drawing). Abby writes about life, faith, and … Continue reading
I am happy to turn the writing over to Jackie today. My mom is friends with Jackie’s mother-in-law, and she told me about Jackie’s blog. I read one post and I was hooked. I have continually been blessed by Jackie’s honesty, … Continue reading
I am very excited to introduce you to Stefanie. I met her while I was at Trinity, and I have gotten to know her better through her blog in the years since then. I am always encouraged by her honesty, her thoughtfulness, and … Continue reading
Today I’m excited to share the story of how the Lord planted seeds of motherhood in my life. For a little bit about me, you can head over to the “About” page. “You can tell me if I’m wrong, but … Continue reading
The response was overwhelming. Granted, it took a few days. They are all mothers, after all. Each one has a lot on her plate. Those first few days were full of sweaty-handed waiting and continuous phone-checking that would rival any junior-high girl with a serious crush. After more than a year of praying and thinking and dreaming, I was waiting. Waiting to see if anyone’s heart had ever felt the same way mine did. All I had done for months was hope & pray, and once I hit that red send button, there was little I could do but hope & pray some more.
And then the ‘yeses’ started trickling in. Filling up my inbox day by day until there was a yes for every email I sent out. From women I have shared countless cups of coffee with to women I know almost entirely by the words they write online. “Yes,” each one wrote, “I will share my story.”
It has been a long time in the making- the gathering of these momma hearts. In different and deep ways, the stories these women are living flood my heart with grace, tug me closer to Jesus, make me a better mom, a better friend, a better wife.
It’s no secret that just a simple Google search will return an overwhelming amount of articles, videos, and websites that might lead us to believe being a momma is actually about the kind of diapers we use, or about how we feed our babies or clothe our babies or birth our babies, or about how many hours we spend at home or at work. I’m beginning to believe that I’m not the only one who forgets that motherhood is mainly about Jesus. How he makes us more like him. How he makes our children more like him. How he makes his name famous. How he accomplishes his mission in the world. How he allows our families to participate.
Over the next ten weeks, you are invited to join us as we tell a different story about Motherhood, as we look for Jesus, specifically in the journeys we take into motherhood. Each of these sweet women are going to share different stories of the ways that the Lord has used the journey into motherhood to make them more like him, to illuminate the gospel, and to glorify himself. I am so excited to introduce these women to you and to share their stories with you. We are excited to see what the Lord will do with these stories. Each of the next ten Tuesdays, will you join us with a cup of coffee and discover the Jesus in our stories?