At Well-Watered Women, we believe in the importance of cheering on other women in the body of Christ as they follow Him with reckless abandon. We are committed to not only bringing you our own resources and content that stirs your affections for Jesus, but also to point you to other women who have that […]
This post was written by Kelly Strickland. You can read more about Kelly at the bottom of the post! Learning to let go of the perfect “quiet time” with the Lord has been quite a difficult journey for me. My love language is quality time and so when our son Will came along I realized […]
This post was written by Elizabeth Santelmann. Read more about Elizabeth at the bottom of the post. I struggle to keep Truth before me. I tend to be one of those people who move back and forth between agonizing doubt and stepping forward in faith. The dry times in various phases of motherhood have derailed […]
It is no surprise that post birth our bodies change drastically. Along with that physical change comes an added spiritual change. Raising children is no small task. It has been argued that motherhood is by far one of the most important tasks on earth, because we as mothers are shaping the future leaders of the next generation! In my own heart I carry a deep conviction that these days with my little boy are meant for greater purposes— for kingdom purposes. But in order to truly grasp that and live it out, I have to put my “mom pants” on. Let me explain.
Today I am sharing on Risen Motherhood about looking to Christ in work and motherhood and hope you’ll join us!
Before I begin, I want to get something out there: I don’t have all the answers. I am almost two years into this journey of motherhood and four years into marriage. I still have a lot of growing, maturing, and learning to do over the coming years! However, what I do have to offer is my own personal experiences over these past few years, and a heaping amount of grace that God has placed on my head and heart as I’ve sought Him in the highs and lows of marriage and motherhood.
To the one whose beautifully messy day to day never seems to measure up to the always climbing invisible mark of social media perfection. To the one who never feels like enough but in the same breath feels like too much. To the one who hands out handfuls of grace so freely but can’t seem to receive it for yourself… This letter is for you.
When my soul feels heavy and the sounds of our home feel overwhelming, I sing praises.
Today I want to glance back at what is behind, at the hard lessons that scrubbed my soul raw, at the joyful moments that I could barely take in because they were so beautiful, and at every moment in between—the mundane where life is really lived. In tracing the finger of God throughout every step of becoming a mother, I want to highlight the glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ in it all.