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WELCOME

In this space, we invite you to share your experiences and build this website with us. We all journey together with God and with one another. We live through constant change: internal and external and as mothers, we understand change to a heightened degree. We are life-givers. The triune God is our life-giver. In this space, we will seek to learn how to integrate each part of our life so that what we might offer up is every aspect of ourselves as prayer.

Whether you seek Spiritual Rehabilitation or just a little Spiritual Replenishment, we hope that this site might be a place where we can feed you and you can feed us as we seek to develop a series of workshops that the church might use to meet women as they 'become' mothers: a time of such rapid transformation.

Our materials can be developed in response to what we discover here and most important of all, our stories can be told.

13.12.09

How to Feel Good Naked by Sheila Bridge


Here's a link to Sheila's facebook page


Really happy to promote this book written by a friend at college. Body image is such a big deal and we can not deny this. No matter how secure we are that our status is in Christ and we are loved by God and perfect in his sight because of what Jesus has done for us, we would not be human if we didn't have hang-ups, even if they are slight, about what we look like. In the five week course that I designed with friends for mothers assessing their spirituality and finding God in their new life pattern, one session was about body image. We would have liked to have read Sheila's book before that session got planned, but we will not have to wait too much longer. It is out soon and you can order it here.

If you're curious about her message and can not wait until the book comes out, you can hear one of her talks here

7.12.09

Another book worth looking at


Product Description

What does Jesus know about the peanut-butter-and-jelly life of a mom? Plenty! Jill Savage, founder and director of Hearts at Home, introduces the real Jesus to real moms. In chapters that examine key behaviors and decisions Jesus made during His life on earth, Jill brings those lessons right down to the laundry-filled, sticky-fingered days every mother knows.

Between the chapters are interactive vignettes that turn the concept of the book back around. If the meat of the content is looking at Jesus’ life on earth and understanding how to apply that in our everyday lives, these perspective vignettes are brief, refreshing glimpses starting with our own messy, busy lives. Jill continually reminds the reader that Jesus is not an unattainable deity, but a Friend who understands.

About the Author

Jill Savage is the founder and executive director of Hearts at Home, an organization committed to helping moms love their life. She and her husband, Mark, a senior pastor, have been married for over two decades and have five children, one of whom is married.


4.12.09

Recommended reading

Feeling a little under-appreciated, knowing God loves you should be enough but sometimes in our humanity we still feel rather lost. Being a mum is gift indeed but all all consuming. It is easy to lose the identity you had before children and this book will help you to think through who you are in God's eyes. That you are a mother is just a part of it.

Rivedeneira helps mothers to understand how God still wants to use you in ways that let your gifts, passions, and personality give him glory.

This book will help you to shake off that guilt and recover a sense of your own identity,following God's lead in sharing who you really are. You will discover whom God made you to be both within your family and beyond.

3.12.09

The psychology of mums

I like this ad because I think that it neatly captures some of the psychological musings of mothers about the choices that they make because of other people's expectations of them.