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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Motherhood’ Category

Happy Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

May 9: I’m all for any day that upholds the office of motherhood, a godly calling our culture values very little. As Phyllis McGinley states “God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul.”

In Christian motherhood we make a confession in our very bodies as we birth children into the world or adopt children and care for them everyday, loving and praying for them for the rest of our lives. In this life of childbearing I hold to something outside of myself, to God’s goodness, His merciful forgiveness and His faithfulness to His children. I am incredibly blessed. Happy Mother’s Day.

June At The Parsonage

Friday, August 21st, 2020

The end of May and the month of June. When we couldn’t imagine that the world would get any crazier, it did. I retreat and find solace within the walls of my crazy home. As wild as it is in here, it’s just too much for me “out there.” I quit Facebook finally. After years of knowing I should but never pulling that trigger. It feels good.

I’m now the mother of 10 and I strongly sense the pull to once again make I Thessalonians 4:11 my theme for the year, as I did several years back:

“..make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands…”


Mama’s Helpers

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

May 12: “I don’t know how you do it!” Well, I do it with a lot of help. There was a time I only had babies and toddlers and preschoolers. Those were intense years to say the least. Having big kids makes a big difference. I’m so thankful for my sweet helpful bigs.


Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

May 10: Several times lately I’ve looked at Phil and said, “We have TEN kids.” I really still can’t wrap my head around that. And at the same time, it’s just normal to me. I don’t really think about that….until I do. Our kids are just our kids, our family is our family, sure there are tons of adjustments and ways we have to live differently than the average American family, but it’s just our life. Then it hits me, we have 10 kids!! I’m a mother of ten. Yes, it’s overwhelming at times but I am blessed beyond what I deserve. I will speak that truth even when I don’t feel it. God is good. I love you babies!