Picture this, the front cover of Time magazine: a mother is standing in the perfect business attire with a hand on her hip breastfeeding her four-year-old son. Inside is an article about how breastfeeding is the only way to be a “good” mom. This article detonated an explosion of opinions about how to be a good mom and what the perfect mom looks like. Well, I’m here to tell you that no one fits the mold. No mom out there can fill the quota for being mom enough, not without help.
Our pastor gave a sermon from Psalm 127 about a year and a half ago. It was all about how little people are like arrows. Arrows are sharpened, directed, and “sent out to pierce the heart of the enemy.” That’s what we are called to do for our kids, but not alone. Our help comes from the Lord. This was the kind of picture I needed to understand God’s view of children and how I should raise mine. At the time my husband and I had just started planning for kids. We even joked about naming our first-born Arrow after the sermon…Hipster right? Well, now that our son is four months old the call to raise him for God’s glory and not our own is much more real. I have refuge in God’s promises that He knit me in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13), he loves me more than the birds (Mathew 6:26), and that children are a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127:3).
That’s what the whole book Mom Enough is about. It’s about several mothers from all walks of life giving their everything in surrender to the sufficiency of Christ and understanding that their effort alone isn’t enough. It’s not about whether or not they are “mom enough” it’s about whether or not God is “God Enough”. These eight moms have written little snapshots of what real life looks like in the gospel-centered, cheerio-scattered side of being a mom. This summer we have the opportunity to band together as women and mothers and to rest in the sufficiency of Christ through a study in the book entitled “Mom Enough” (made available for free by Desiring God).
Join us for 8 weeks of uncut mom talk seasoned with the grace and the love of Christ. We will spend each week encouraging one another, sharing our hearts through the chapters and learning a new way to see parenting our children for the glory of God. With the growing demands of society for women to have it all together, let’s shine light on Gods greatness for the next generation. Let’s send out little arrows for the glory of God, and who knows? We might just have some fun doing it!