So many times we refer to ourselves as “just moms”, but God created motherhood and considers it a place of honor.  The word honor means: distinctionrecognitionprivilegegloryprestigemeritimportance, notability, respectesteemapprobation.

We need to understand that being mom is a honor. It is a privilege. The culture shouts otherwise, but God honors moms. He loves them. He leads them gently (Isaiah 40:11).

Motherhood isn’t a diversion from the important work…it IS the important work.

Between the two of us, my friend Sherri and I have 12 kids, over 50 years of motherhood and over 40 years homeschooling experience. Listen in while we talk about the Urgency of Motherhood!
(About half way through there is a glitch in the recording.  Hang in there for a little bit…we do come back!)
Here is a good priority filter that Sherri mentions in the podcast:

Some of the important ways that God uses us powerfully as moms in the lives of our kids:

Availability – morning, noon, and night (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

Involvement – interacting, discussing, thinking, and processing life together (Ephesians 6:4)

Teaching – the Scriptures and a biblical worldview (Psalm 78:5-6Deuteronomy 4:10Ephesians 6:4)

Training – helping a child to develop skills and discover his/her strengths (Proverbs 22:6) and spiritual gifts (Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians 12)

Discipline – teaching the fear of the Lord, drawing the line consistently, lovingly, firmly (Ephesians 6:4Hebrews 12:5-11Proverbs 13:2419:1822:1523:13-1429:15-17)

Nurture – providing an environment of constant verbal support, freedom to fail, acceptance, affection, unconditional love (Titus 2:42 Timothy 1:7Ephesians 4:29-325:1-2Galatians 5:221 Peter 3:8-9)

Modeling with Integrity – living what you say, being a model from which a child can learn by “catching” the essence of godly living (Deuteronomy 4:91523Proverbs 10:911:3Psalm 37:1837).

(Please check out my books The Unhurried Homeschooler and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart on Amazon!)

Next Podcast: How Moms Change the Culture…don’t miss it!