Be a Different Kind of Mom

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Being a mom is difficult. Sometimes it's hard to get up and face the day, knowing all the hard work that lies ahead. This heartwarming illustration is a tribute to mothers everywhere, showing the many acts of love and sacrifice a woman makes for her family.



I hope you realize the importance of your role in the lives of your children. What you are doing matters! 

In this post, Kasey Johnson will inspire and challenge you to redefine who you are in the eyes of your children and the world. Even in the midst of the busy, messy days, you can find support and bring glory to God. Kasey is a popular speaker and the author of 7 Ways to Be a SMARTER Mom.


Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

9And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


What overwhelms you about this season of raising children? Are you struggling with any exhaustion or bitterness? Who is in your "safe place" where you can unload?
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Matthew 25:40 (ESV)

40And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,you did it to me.’

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



Kasey reminded us that caring for our children —"the least of these"—is a mission that Jesus called us to. We can call on his power at any time. We must be real in our conversations and talk about how Jesus is our source. 

How do the people around you perceive your life? Are you real or do you pretend everything is easy? Do you talk like a victim or do you point to Jesus as your source?
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Colossians 3:23 (ESV)

23Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



Kasey reminded us that it is our job to be the woman our family needs,  
"to meet their needs to take them into the world with confidence. And the entire time, pointing upwards."

How do you view your role as a mother in light of "working for the Lord"? What are your goals for your children? How are you working each day to get them there?
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Who are some mothers in your neighborhood, school, or work that need you to be their safe place to vent? How can you use your common bond of motherhood to build relationships and point them towards Jesus?
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Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
~Romans 15:13  (NIV)


To read more about how to embrace a new approach to the daily demands of being a mother and wife, you can find the book How to Be a SMARTER Mom by Kasey Johnson here.

You can find Kasey's Smarter Moms blog and speaking schedule on her website