It's time to announce my second giveaway for my September Giveaway Extravaganza!
One of the primary purposes of this blog is to communicate that Children are a Blessing! I also want to reassure you that it's OK if people are always asking you, "Are they all yours??" I can proudly say, "Yes, they are all Ours!" :)
Seriously, it is not easy to raise a large family. It requires a lot of commitment, hard work and self-sacrifice, but it is also rewarding and fulfilling and has far-reaching ramifications. We, as wives and mothers, have an incredible opportunity to impact not only our families, but future generations, our nation, and even the world.
Do you think that is overstated? Have you ever read about the legacy of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards? Jonathan Edwards was a powerful Puritan preacher from the 1700s, whom God used mightily during the first Great Awakening. He and his wife, Sarah, raised eleven children.
At the turn of the 20th century, an American educator and pastor decided to trace the descendants of Jonathan Edwards nearly 150 years after his death. His findings are astounding -- Jonathan Edwards’ godly legacy includes:
1 U.S. Vice-President,
3 U.S. Senators,
13 college presidents,
80 public office holders,
100 lawyers and
Don't ever feel discouraged or worthless if you are "just a mother." There is no more important vocation and truly, "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world!"
One mother that truly understands and wholeheartedly embraces her calling is Michelle Duggar. I had the privilege of meeting Michelle and being encouraged by her over the phone several times back in the 1990s, before she was a household name! She is a precious person and is truly being used by God to not only mold the hearts and lives of her children, but to demonstrate God's love for children before a watching world.
I am delighted to give one of my readers the DVD "Tea with Michelle Duggar," which was produced by Vision Forum. All you have to do to be entered into this giveaway, which ends on September 27th, is to leave me a blog comment telling me why you would like to win this DVD. You can earn an additional entry if you share this giveaway on your favorite social media sites and tell me that you did so.
Want one more entry? Find a way to encourage a mother that you know! Just let me know that you did so in a comment, and I'll throw your name in the hat one more time!!