What does it look like to be the kind of mother God has called you to be, and how can you be that woman?
God has a very important purpose for moms as we care for, connect with, and shepherd our child or children. But many days, just doing the bare minimum can feel overwhelming. When toys are strewn everywhere, siblings are fighting, and you're juggling too many tasks at once, it's easy to lose track of what matters most and then to sink into guilt and discouragement. These ninety daily devotions will bring you back to a biblical perspective on motherhood, using anecdotes and scriptures to refresh and inspire you and to turn your heart to the only One who is equipped to strengthen and equip you.
What does it look like to be authentic with your kids? How do you create a relationship in which your kids feel comfortable opening up to you, even as they become teens and adults? How do you effectively show the love of Christ to children, even when they're pushing all the boundaries? How do you teach your kids to work hard, delay gratification, and serve others? Practical advice mingles with Christ-centered reflections in each daily reading.
When Sara Daigle was a teenager, her mother was her best friend and she’d speak of her fondly to everyone. But she soon realized this was not the norm as she heard many girls her age groan over their mothers and wish they didn’t have to talk with them. As Sarah grew older and had four children of her own, she often turned to her mother for advice and support. Her mother is so good at relationship that to this day, all ten of her now-grown children love spending time with her.
These easy-to-read devotions give a glimpse into the things Sarah Daigle's mother taught her, and the things she's learned on her own parenting journey. You’ll find a scripture and a prayer to line up with the story and/or inspiration, all meant to encourage you in the challenges of mothering, and to increase your joy! This devotional is geared to bring even the busiest of women into daily intimacy with God. It is written to help each heart know they are not alone, but destined for a life of meaning, identity, and purpose in union with a Creator God who designed each of us just as we are.
Sara Daigle was born and raised in a horse and buggy Amish home and is now married to her husband of fifteen years and a homeschooling mother of four, residing on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Her desire to share with women of multiple cultures an identity and purpose in Christ has moved her to put heart to page, sharing life-transforming truth born out of her own journey and growth. In her free time, you will find her serving on the worship team of her church, exploring sandy beaches with her family, or hiking the peaks of her favorite mountains. She lives in Sequim, Washington.
"In Mothering with Purpose, Sara has given us a gift of wisdom from a veteran mom who has walked her family through tremendous adversity and overcome by the grace of God. Lean into the Scriptures, prayers, and personal stories Sara illuminates to encourage us on our mothering journey." —Elizabeth Johnston, mother of ten, mommy blogger, podcaster, speaker, and bestselling author
“This book is a gift to all moms, to peek into Sara's story, to see how faithful God‘s promises are to give wisdom, grace, and strength to other loving and sometimes weary moms!” —Dawn Weston-Webb, counselor
“In her winsome approach, Sara humbly intertwines everyday activities, mom life, Scripture, and more to encourage other moms like her to seek first the Kingdom and pass that very desire on to her children.” —Lori Smith, momma of thirteen and grandma to six