I can’t believe how fast this summer book club has went! Today we are finishing our reading of the Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson!!! I pray God has used this book mightily in your life this past summer as you strive to be the mother God is calling each of us to!
Today I’d like to share my two favorite quotes from this week’s reading…..I believe they sum up the whole book beautifully!
“In the end, the measure of my success as a mother will not be how well I have taught my kids or cared for them but whether I have been faithful in helping them respond to God’s call on their lives.”- Sally Clarkson, pg 208
“Jesus isn’t limited by the personalities of our children or by our own personalities or by our education or life skills or lack of the same. He is only limited by our trying to do his will our way, in our flesh.”- Sally Clarkson, pg 209
For those of you who are struggling with ways to teach your children the Gift of Service, allow me to introduce you to two books aimed at helping parents develop the Gift of Service in their children.
77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference by Penny A. Zeller is a wonderful resource which contains 77 suggestions and activities you can do with your family to help cultivate love and compassion for others as you strive to make the world a better place…one person at a time. This book contains:
- Creative activities that are easy to adapt to your families needs
- Ideas for a variety of budgets
- Bible verses to help children connect God’s truth to their lives
- Interactive discussion questions to help your family understand the importance of each activity and correlate it to God’s Word.
Families on Mission by Angie Quantrell is a wonderful resource to use for families of preschoolers. Think of it as a guide to help your family experience many different ways to serve others. Topics include praying sharing, giving, helping and loving to name just a few. Each topic includes verses to read, bible thoughts for preschoolers, discussion questions and an assortment of activities to reinforce that particular topic. Activitiy examples include:
- Greeting Card Stockings
- Flashlight Walk
- Bible Thought Bucket
- Feelings Cup
Thanks again for joining us this summer! Courtney and I have so enjoyed doing this summer book club with each of you! Make sure and stay tuned next week for a special video from Sally as well as our fall GMG announcement! I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us this fall…besides me having a baby that is!
Until next time…
Love God Greatly!