Here’s a neat and time-appropriate find! A Lutheran blogger who focuses on C-section recovery support for moms! It’s called Forgotten Lattes. Know anyone who could use this?
I know that when I had my twins via an emergency C-section, I was WAY unprepared. Even had complications following it because I just wasn’t taking care of myself. So, tuck this website away somewhere in case you or someone you know can benefit from it. 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
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.
Mary Jackquelyn Moerbe (rhymes with Furby) is an LCMS deaconess, writer, speaker, and homeschooler. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Letters, a combination of history, literature, language, and philosophy, and a BA in music. Her master of arts degree is in theology with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Rev. Ned A. Moerbe, have six children and live in Oklahoma.
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