As most of you know, I am passionate about being a Mentor (or "Big Sis") to Young Moms (and not-so-young moms). I do all I can to support . . . encourage . . . and just. plain. love, others that have chosen to walk The Mommy Journey.
Like it or not (smile), I am now an "older woman". I so desire to "teach what is good". I want my life to be an example of all that God can do when we surrender to His plan for our lives. I so want to urge younger women "to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands".
I also have a passion to speak / write / minister to women in general, and have so missed the Speaking & Writing Ministry that I had for 20+ years (that I had to put on the back burner for the past few years). If you are interested in finding out more about my ministry, I would love to have you pop over to my ministry website: http://ajourneyoffaith.net , which I hope to expand and update soon.
The past 4 years have been FILLED to overflowing / overwhelming with crisis after crisis after crisis. Yet, God has been FAITHFUL to lead us through . . . to bring us to the other side . . . and to teach us through each and every pain-filled step of the journey (not that we have somehow "arrived". oh. my. no. We are certainly not at a place of "living happily ever after". But, we are moving forward.). I believe that the Lord is leading me to step out now . . . . and to begin ministering again through my Speaking & Writing Ministry "A Journey of Faith".
I know that my blog has ministered to many of you (even as we have been smack in the middle of significant and devastating family crises), but I want to make a concerted effort now, to use it as a ministry tool, in addition to being our Family Journal. I want to set aside a weekly time to focus on specific Mommy Topics, so that I can be even more of a Mommy Mentor to those of you who don't live near enough for me to lend a hand and a listening ear, and give you a hug "just because".
To start this new series of Musings of a Mentor Mom, I am going to be sharing articles that I have written over the years for several magazines. For nearly 10 years, I wrote regular columns for 2 Mommy Magazines: "Hearts at Home" and "TEACH: To Encourage And Challenge Homeschoolers".
We'll take a look at budgets, groceries, road trips, discipline, household organization, beauty, parenting, teamwork, and many more Mommy Topics.
But . . . I would also love YOUR input.
What areas of Motherhood/Homemaking do you most need help and encouragement in?
What questions would you ask if you and I were to sit down for a Cup of Coffee or Tea?
What Mommy Moments do you most wish you had a Mentor (or Big Sis) you could call . . . to cry with, to ask questions of, to commiserate with?
Maybe some of you could even ask these questions on your blogs. I so want to hear from Young Mamas (or not-so-young mamas), how I can encourage and support you in your Mommy Journeys. I'm even thinking of starting a separate blog, specifically for this type of encouragement. What do you think?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks in advance for your input . . .