The Ministry of Motherhood

Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 030756410X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Because Motherhood Isn’t Just a Job. It’s a Calling. A mother’s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child’ s physical, emotional, and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurture and training can be overlooked. This doesn’t have to be the case. You can focus your energy on what matters most. Learn how you can: • Make Life’s Mundane and Nitty-Gritty Moments Work for You and Not Against You. • Discover Ways to Make Character-Building a Natural Part of Live. • Teach Your Child in the Same Way Jesus Taught the Disciples. • Pass on Crucial Gifts that Will Serve Your Family for a Lifetime. Using biblical wisdom and practical teachings, Sally Clarkson shows how you can make a lasting difference in your child’s life by following the pattern Christ set with his own disciples–a model that will inspire and equip you to intentionally embrace the rewarding, desperately needed, and immeasurably valuable Ministry of Motherhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mission of Motherhood

Touching Your Child's Heart of Eternity

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307564665

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Discover how understanding God’s purpose and design can empower you to be the mother you long to be. No calling is greater, nobler, or more fulfilling than that motherhood. Every day, as we nurture our children, mothers influence eternal destiny as no one else can. Tragically, today’s culture minimizes the vital importance of a mother’s role. In The Mission of Motherhood, Sally Clarkson helps you rediscover the joy and fulfillment to be found in the strategic role to which God in all his wisdom has called you, for a purpose far greater than you can ever imagine.

Desperate

Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

Author: Sarah Mae,Sally Clarkson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400204674

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. It’s for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like. For those who have ever felt like all the “experts” have clearly never had a child like theirs. For those who have prayed for a mentor. For those who ever felt lost and alone in motherhood. In Desperate you will find the story of one young mother’s honest account of the desperate feelings experienced in motherhood and one experienced mentor’s realistic and gentle exhortations that were forged in the trenches of raising her own four children. Also in Desperate: QR codes and links at the end of each chapter that lead to videos with Sarah Mae and Sally talking about the chapter Practical steps to take during the desperate times Bible study and journal exercises in each chapter that will lead you to identify ways in which you can grow as a mom Mentoring advice for real-life situations Q & A section with Sally where she answers readers questions

The Lifegiving Home

Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming

Author: Sally Clarkson,Sarah Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496412133

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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How to make home your family’s favorite place to be . . . all year long. Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be? There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Together they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You’ll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Home Experience.)

Educating the Wholehearted Child

A Handbook for Christian Home Education

Author: Clay Clarkson,Sally Clarkson

Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries

ISBN: 9781932012958

Category: Christian education

Page: 376

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"Discipleship, whole books, and real life! Wholehearted Christian home education for ages 4-14"--Cover.

The Lifegiving Parent

Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ

Author: Sally Clarkson,Clay Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496422007

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ. In today’s world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We’re flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we’re choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn’t include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home. In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles—heartbeats of lifegiving parenting—to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children—each with their own unique personality and gifts—Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You’ll give them the life of Christ. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Parent Experience!)

Beyond Bath Time

Embracing Motherhood as a Sacred Role (True Woman)

Author: Erin Davis

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802479367

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Where are you in the motherhood journey? Are you a new mom struggling to redefine the boundaries of your life among a sea of diapers, feedings, and sleepless nights? Have you been a mom so long that you’ve lost yourself along the way? Are you trying to decide if you want to have children? Erin Davis was a young Christian wife who had made the decision to not have children. She had multiple degrees, a great husband, a promising career—she had it all, according to cultural standards. But most days she felt anything but fulfilled. In Beyond Bath Time Erin shares her journey to in responding to the call of motherhood. Women will be challenged, convicted, and wonderfully encouraged by Erin's honest and provocative look at motherhood. She unfolds the purpose and privileges of motherhood, revealing how it can be a powerful force for God’s kingdom, helping you: Discover God’s heart on the issue of motherhood See past the endless list of mothering responsibilities to a bigger, more eternal picture Fight through the chaos to connect with your kids and pass on the faith Reclaim motherhood as a high and holy calling Beyond Bath Time is A True Woman book. The goal of the True Woman publishing line is to encourage women to: Discover, embrace, and delight in God's divine design and mission for their lives Reflect the beauty and heart of Jesus Christ to their world Intentionally pass the baton of Truth on to the next generation Pray earnestly for an outpouring of God's Spirit in their families, churches, nation and world

Real Moms...Real Jesus

Meet the Friend Who Understands

Author: Jill Savage

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575673202

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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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 provide brief, refreshing glimpses into real, messy, busy lives. In Real Moms...Real Jesus, Savage continually reminds the reader that Jesus is not an unattainable deity, but a Friend who understands. A Leader's Guide is available for mom's or small group study.

Own Your Life

Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496403460

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy—days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life. Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life is a breath of fresh air into the life and soul of a busy woman. Like a faithful friend, Sally journeys with you to explore what it means to live meaningfully, follow God truly, and bring much-needed order to your chaos. Each page offers deeply personal, authentic, and practical guidance to help you build an intentional life. Discover what it means to own your life, and dare to trust God’s hands as He richly shapes your character, family, work, and soul.

The Mom Walk

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736918744

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 219

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Sally Clarkson, popular speaker, author, and cofounder of Whole Heart Ministries, inspires women to look beyond the culture's view of motherhood as a task to manage efficiently and see it as a God-given calling. With biblical guidance and personal insight, Sally accompanies women through the qualities of a mother's walk with God to help them: embrace their home-based ministry discover the gift of sacrifice cultivate a heart for God's Word set spiritual goals for themselves and their children nurture fellowship and support other mothers "The Mom Walk" reaffirms the role of mothering as a divinely designed calling and encourages moms to lean on God's strength to prepare their children for whole, fulfilling, and Christ-centered lives.

Different

The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him

Author: Sally Clarkson,Nathan Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496420144

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Nathan was different and Sally knew it. From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens—one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” “troubled,” or someone in need of “fixing.” Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan’s differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great. Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you’re an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you’ll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in the pages of this book. Dare to love and nurture the “different” one in your life.

YOUR MOM WALK W/GOD

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: Whole Heart Ministries

ISBN: 9781888692310

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Motherhood is a journey. You love being a mother. You cherish your children. You long for them to grow up to be mature, loving, fruitful, and faithful followers of God. But you know that means you're called to be that kind of mom. It means you must stay faithful on God's path of motherhood for you. That is your mom walk. It is how you walk with God as a mother. It is how you seek Him, trust Him, and live in His grace. It is how you draw on His strength one step of faith at a time. Your mom walk is a path prepared by God: P - Walking with Purpose as a mother A - Walking with Assurance as a mother T - Walking with Trust as a mother H - Walking with Heart as a mother Join Sally Clarkson in Your Mom Walk with God as she shares her walk with God as a mother. You'll find encouragement and hope for your own mom walk in Sally's personal stories, favorite scriptures, and spiritual insights drawn from her journey of motherhood. Your mom walk starts with a step of faithfulness, so step onto the path with Sally.

A Different Kind of Hero

A Guided Journey through the Bible’s Misfits

Author: Sally Clarkson,Joel Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 149642039X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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A Different Bible study experience! This guided journey through Scripture is for anyone who:Knows what it’s like to just not fit in;longs to feel known, safe, and understood;and wonders where they truly belong.Join beloved author Sally Clarkson and her son Joel in this 12-session exploration of misfits in the Bible—and the surprising ways they became heroes of the faith. God has always taken ordinary people—like Peter, Ruth, Job, and Elijah—and used them to accomplish great things. You’ll learn how God can take your own weaknesses and turn them into strengths as he draws you outside the safety of yourself and into the glorious whirlwind of His plan for your life. (A companion resource to Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him, by Sally and Nathan Clarkson.)

Raising Kids for True Greatness

Redefine Success for You and Your Child

Author: Tim Kimmel

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418525766

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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You want only the best for your kids. And you want them to be successful. Sure, there's nothing wrong with that. But what if there was something more? Could your definition of success be leaving out the most important part? What about greatness? Where does it fit in? "If you aim your children at anything less than greatness, you'll set them up to miss the whole point of their lives," says author Tim Kimmel. In Raising Kids for True Greatness, Kimmel turns the definition of success on its head and guides you in preparing your child for a life that will easily eclipse the goals of those who are merely successful. Learn how to prepare your kids for rich lives of true greatness by helping them find answers to life's three most crucial, life-changing questions regarding their mission, mate, and master: What are they going to do with their potential? Who will they spend their lives with? Who will they live it for?

Heartfelt Discipline

The Gentle Art of Training and Guiding Your Child

Author: Clay Clarkson

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 9781578565832

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 243

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A guide to disciplining children by following biblical examples presents options that resolve conflicts between overly harsh punishments and permissive behaviors, addressing common concerns while offering advice on how to transform family dynamics. Original.

Parenting Is Heart Work

Author: Dr. Scott Turansky,Joanne Miller

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434704203

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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If you're like most parents, you have developed your own parenting strategy—sometimes it seems to work, and other times—based on the way your child behaves—you wonder if it's working at all. There are countless ways to try to get a child's attention and to effect change—but here's the truth—unless you deal with a child through his or her heart, you are not likely to see lasting change. In this breakthrough book, Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN, reveal how you can learn to truly reach your child's heart to teach, train, and build a tremendous relationship. Parenting is Heart Work gives you the practical tools an easy-to-follow steps that will revolutionize how you: Turn Correction times into learning experiences. Equip your children to accept responsibility for their mistakes and meditate on the right things. Influence and adjust the values and beliefs your children hold. Maintain relationship with your children through love and emotional connectedness.

Dancing with My Heavenly Father

Choosing Joy in a Less-Than-Perfect World

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307458512

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Let Your Soul Dance with Delight in God Do you sometimes feel victimized by circumstances? Are you overwhelmed by weariness, fear, or discouragement? Do you wonder, Where can I go to claim the promise of Jesus that my joy could be made full? When trusted author and mentor Sally Clarkson noticed a lack of joy in her own life, she realized how easy it can be, especially for women with overloaded to-do lists, to feel weighed down by drudgery and disappointment. But rather than slogging through her days, Sally wanted to know the delight of God's presence. She began prayerfully exploring how to cultivate deep-rooted joy even in the midst of difficult seasons. In this warm and wise book, she invites you to experience for yourself what happens when you trust God to lead you into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose. Weaving biblical insights with real-life stories that reflect every Christian woman's deepest longings, Dancing with My Father reveals how any woman, in any circumstance, can daily live in beauty and grace, joy and peace. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lifegiving Table

Nurturing Faith through Feasting, One Meal at a Time

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 149642753X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Make your table a place where your family and friends long to be—where they will find rest, renewal, and a welcome full of love. Beloved author Sally Clarkson (The Lifegiving Home, Own Your Life, Desperate) believes that meals lovingly served at home—and the time spent gathered together around the table—are a much-needed way to connect more deeply with our families and open our kids’ hearts. Food and faith, mingled in everyday life, become the combination for passing on God’s love to each person who breaks bread with us. In The Lifegiving Table, Sally shares her own family stories, favorite recipes, and practical ideas to help you get closer to the people you love . . . and grow in faith together.

Spiritual Parenting

An Awakening for Today's Families

Author: Michelle Anthony

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434702210

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In this book Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. Spiritual Parenting introduces the simple but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God's Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him.

Heartfelt Discipline

Following God's Path of Life to the Heart of Your Child

Author: Clay Clarkson

Publisher: Whole Heart Press

ISBN: 9781888692235

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 281

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Trying to understand what God really says about childhood discipline can be like putting together a puzzle, but the pieces just don't all seem to fit. For two generations conservative Christians have rejected the idea of a permissive "hands off" discipline and adopted a strict "hands on" discipline taught by many well-known Christian parenting authorities. In "Heartfelt Discipline," Clay Clarkson advocates a different biblical model--a relational "hands around" discipline. If you have young children and are beginning to try to solve the discipline puzzle for your family, start with this book. It is a fresh, formula-free, and fully biblical perspective on childhood discipline that will change the way you think about your children. You'll see how all the biblical pieces fit together and make sense, and put you on the path to your child's heart. From the Back Cover: Childhood discipline is your responsibility. As a Christian parent, you know your children need you to "bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." The Bible is clear about "what" you should do. But what about "how" you should do it? The way you answer will shape how your children remember your parenting and family. "Heartfelt Discipline" contends there is no divine "how to" formula for childhood discipline. Rather, there is a "way." It's the way of life, the path we walk with God. It's about faith, grace, freedom, and heart, expressed in three principles of discipline as you walk the path with your children: Direction: Guiding and showing them how to walk on the path with God Correction Getting them back on the path when sin leads them off of it Protection: Guarding them from temptations that could draw them away In "Heartfelt Discipline" Clay Clarkson helps you understand what the Bible really says about childhood discipline. Drawing on thirty years of parenting and his personal study of the Bible, Clay fully fleshes out God's way of "path of life parenting." It will change how you think about childhood discipline, and put you on the path of life to your child's heart.