Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rise Up

We live in a day and age where goodness is not championed.

We live in a time where the virtue of women is not defended and protected.

We live in a world where motherhood is undervalued, dismissed, and even ridiculed.

So what can we do???

We can stand up for the good, the praise-worthy, the lovely, and the divine.

We can proudly live virtuous lives, and show the world what a woman with strong standards looks like.

We can defend our homes and our children from evil influences and loose morality.

We can treat the service we give in motherhood as the divine calling from God that it is. 

We can nurture and influence our children to live righteous lives, and to not excuse wickedness.

We truly CAN "rise up to become the women of faith and courage our Father in Heaven needs us to be."

And we can begin TODAY.

With love,
Mama Rachel

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Focus on JOY!

"The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives
and everything to do with the focus of our lives."
~Russell M. Nelson

 I don't know one mother in the world who has not struggled.

Not one.

We all have down days, times of discouragement, lost dreams, and frustrations.

But as mothers, we also have amazing experiences that are filled with JOY!

So, where is our focus? Do we dwell on the negative, or do we find the joy in the here and now?

And then, when we ponder on what CAN be, do we have the vision to see the bliss and happiness that is to come?

It's all about HOPE. It's the hope we have in the eternal that can bring us even more joy than we are now capable of understanding.

And because of that bright eternity, we can have joy TODAY.

Rejoicing with you,
Mama Rachel

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Eternal Influence and Power

"There is eternal influence and power in motherhood."
~Julie B. Beck 

In the busy-ness and chaos of life, I often forget that the work I am doing in my home is divine.

Not a difficult thing to forget-- amiright???

As I think about the work I am doing, my mind first goes to the images of smeared toothpaste on bathroom mirrors, changing dirty diapers, piles of laundry, and dishes that need to be done.


But then I also remember the blanket forts, the scribbled notes that say "I love you," the snuggles in the morning, the way my four year old son will let only me kiss him, the eyes of raptured attention when my children beg for me to "read one more chapter!"

My work may seem small, ordinary, and unimportant. But I am building nations, cultures, societies.

The world.

Oh, yes. I have an influence.

I have the power to change the world.

I am a mother.

Mama Rachel
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