Life is beautiful and imperfect, a source of wonder and a challenge so complex that it’s good to pause from time to time and check our perspective and priorities against eternal truth. Jim Daly’s blog, Daly Focus, is full of daily insight and wisdom that promises to help you navigate today’s culture.
Do you have two-minutes to spare?
If you’re a mom who has grown weary or you’re just in need of a dose of loving encouragement today, I have something for you.
Sally Clarkson is a talented and popular author who lives just up the road from us here in Colorado Springs. She and her husband, Clay, have four children and for nearly two decades have devoted themselves to helping mothers become better parents. You can learn more about their ministry here. You’ll also want to know that she has a new book coming out this Monday. It’s titled, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe.
Can you relate?
In Sally’s own words:
I believe that God created mothers with the capacity to inspire greatness, build godly moral leaders who will take God’s kingdom to bear in every area of life–government, medicine, the arts, literature, the military–that it is the shaping of souls that determines greatness of a people and cultivates virtuous faith.
Motherhood is not just about meeting basic needs. God crafted motherhood to give women the opportunity to be warriors of righteousness in the battle of life. Women are intelligent and spiritual creatures who are capable of transforming history through building godly generations.
I encourage you to watch this short video that she and her colleagues recently created. Please let us know how it strikes you. You probably have a friend who needs to see it, too. I hope you’ll consider forwarding this to them or posting it on your Facebook or Twitter account.
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Thank you so much for posting this video and for sharing our book, the message is very important and we hope it reaches millions of moms.
Just a side note, your Twitter handle isn't linked correctly - might want to fix that! :)
Wow, thanks for posting, that was POWERFUL! What an encouragement for this mom today.
Thank you so much for sharing this with your readers! It is a huge encouragement to me as a mom and a blessing to see this ministry expanded to reach mothers with the hope of Christ as they serve their families.
Kristen Kill, editor of Mom Heart Online
Thanks for posting this today! Just what I need to hear - every day!
Thank you so much for all your work on this book and what you are doing to help mothers. I am looking forward to reading desperate. The message of this video was lovely. However, I felt the visuals just don't help moms connect with the words. This mother has beautiful clean hair, lipstick on and a super clean house!
We're so grateful you shared this video and the message of Desperate and MomHeart ministries--motherhood is hard, but it is also beautiful--and always worth it! Many blessings to you today!
Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this! Motherhood is such a high calling and so many moms are overwhelmed and in need of support and encouragement! Blessings to you!
What a beautiful reminder of how important is the daily work of a mother. As a mom of four young ones, I am so encouraged by Sally's video and her sweet ministry to care for us and help us as we carry the next generation of leaders, lovers, and legacy makers. Thank you for posting this.
So encouraging!!! My first thought this would be a great ladies (mom) bible study! I soooo need this encouragement on a daily bases.
Thank you, MaryAnn Tampa FL.
Thank you for posting this, I love Sally's heart and have been so encouraged!
This video is a much needed encouragement for moms today; especially moms with little ones! Sally Clarkson has been a huge blessing to me over the years! I have literally read all of her books and now, as a homeschooling mom nearing "retirement", I am a MomHeart Group leader. It is because of Sally's ministry that I have a ministry today.
Someone who understands and has a desire to help - that's Sally. And this is just one more time and way she has encouraged me. Thank you Sally.
Thanks for sharing this video- it is such an encouragement. I am so thankful for Sally's wisdom- her books and teachings on Biblical motherhood have been life changing for me!
Many thanks for sharing the lost message that motherhood is a high calling. It is undervalued not only in society but also in Christian circles as well. I have been personally impacted as a mother by Clay and Sally's ministry through their conferences and books. Praying that God will continue to use Sally and the growing number of moms joining her to strengthen the army of mothers needed in this generation. Grateful~Kimberly in OK
Thank you for this and my sister-in-law who posted it on Facebook. I appreciate the real women in my life who share their joys and struggles. Cheers to all the wonderful mothers today and may the joy of the Lord be our strength! ~ Jennifer (Surrey, BC)