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New Mothers

I seemed to be thinking in long circles these days, coming back around to thoughts I’ve had before and just maybe are good for me to have again. 🙂 That’s something, at least. I’m also hurrying to finish up my last book on a local January-through-April library challenge. The book? Called to Defend: An Apologetics Handbook for Middle School StudentsI hope to review it next week. Meanwhile today I’ll mention a Mother’s Day devotional of my own, Dear Mother: Devotions for New Mothers.

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Office Pull

Maybe one of you can help me out. I’ve been thinking about Martin Luther saying that the office of marriage itself has something of a power, like a draw toward good. A person might look at a wedding ring and remember he or she should be faithful. That sort of thing. What I wonder is whether there is a parallel in parenting. On one hand, I believe a child naturally elicits love. Can the love be rejected? Yes. But I think parenthood likewise inspires love, even if that love can be rejected. Can you think of any quotes or thoughts about such a vocational office pull?

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Starck’s Motherhood Prayers

You know how I love free stuff, especially when they are Lutheran resources!!! Emmanuel Press has recently announced that Starck’s Motherhood Prayers for All Occasions is now available as a free download on their website!

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Dear Mother

Look what I got in the mail! Dear Mother, a set of devotions for new mothers commissioned by LWML, is now in print. I think it will be available for purchase at the LWML National Convention this summer in Albuquerque. Then at LWML vendor tables after that. 🙂

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Devotions for New Mothers

Writing is a funny business. It can be so intense, yet involve so much waiting! Imagine my delight, then, when I received an image of the approved cover for a project that only recently passed doctrinal review! Yay!

LWML asked me to write Dear Mother: Devotions for New Mothers, and it looks like its making steady progress, entirely out of my hands.

Out of my hands: just the way I like it!

Ok, some times.

I’ll tell you more when it becomes available, but basically it’s a short, pocket devotional with little letters offering some Titus 2 comfort. The kind of thing you can pick up from an LWML gift table and share with new mothers in your congregation or other circles.

Happy writing, happy waiting, and happy waiting some more! And, I wish you those happy moments when you realize projects are making progress even out of sight.


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