Category Archives: Mothers

Child Training

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6 Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) was the mother of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of the Methodist Church.  Susanna was the youngest of 25 children, and grew up to give birth to […]

His plans, or mine?

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 13 years ago today, I became a mother for the 4th time.  My older children were 5, 3, and 1, and I had been […]

Where do I go to resign?

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6 Have you ever had one of those days when you felt like a complete failure?  A day when the kids aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing, […]

Why “Mother by Design”? part 2

“The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—  that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” […]

Why “Mother by Design”?

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  Gen 1:27 I have had several people comment on or ask me about my choice of a site/blog name.  Rather than answer each person individually, I’m going to answer everyone at once!  😉 […]

A New Venture

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 As a busy full-time, homeschooling mom of 7.5, I have long wished that I had time to do some writing.  Well, the time has finally come to start!  I have several thoughts bubbling up of where I am going to […]