Five Minute Friday: Mom

In a world that measures success in number of subscribers, ‘likes’ and heart emojis, motherhood offers handmade gifts we will treasure for a lifetime.

In a culture that places a premium on ‘self’, motherhood calls us to put the needs of our children before our own (sometimes) selfish desires.

When the magazines in the grocery store aisles glorify flawless physical appearances, God’s Word tells us to focus on cultivating our children’s hearts.

As a mother of three, I’ve listened to rambling updates on Minecraft, Roblox, and various XBox 360 gaming achievements, cleaned up more than my fair share of bathroom floors, helped assemble a bazillion Lego creations, and driven countless miles in the car. In a world constantly proclaiming that I deserve to be happy and satisfied, (as well as the one who gets the last word), motherhood consistently teaches me to be humble. To be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. {James 1:19}

While I confess I’m still tempted to chase after what the world values, this Mother’s Day and in the days to come, I hope I can appreciate the priceless, abundant gifts that reside within the walls of my own home.

As an author, I certainly strive to sell a lot of books, crave the admiration of a fan base, and dream of winning prestigious awards, yet motherhood has taught me that the best job I’ve ever had is being three people’s Mom.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’re a mother, I hope you have a blessed Mother’s Day. If your mom no longer walks this earth, I’m sending virtual hugs and chocolate.

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  1. Tara:

    Beautiful! Happy Mothers Day weekend to you. May you always remember the memories shared within your homes walls. I’m in the #7 spot this week.


    • Heidi:

      Thank you, Tara. Your post is beautifully written, as well. I’m glad we could connect this week.


  2. Latonya:

    Happy Mother’s Day! Being the best moms we can be will live passed us and bless the future generations. I really enjoyed your post.


    • Heidi:

      Thanks, Latonya. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂


  3. Andréa Lane:

    Remembering to stay focused on what I do have, instead of what I don’t, has been a major theme in my life recently as I too strive not to compare myself to the worlds standards, because that is so easy to do and so so damaging to my self worth. Thanks for the reminder to stay focused on Jesus Heidi!


    • Heidi:

      You’re welcome, Andrea. Thank you for visiting today and taking the time to leave a comment. Blessings!


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