Seasons of a Mother’s Heart ~ Chapter 4

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I’m linking up with Home with the Boys for the next few weeks and reading Seasons of a Mother’s Heart by Sally Clarkson. If you’d like to join in, here is the original post from Erin with the details and reading schedule.

Let’s start by looking at the scriptures we studied this week. These links will take you to my notes at YouVersion.

  • Proverbs 24:2-4
  • Psalm 127
  • Matthew 7:24-27
  • Luke 14:28-30
  • These are my favorite quotes from the chapter:

    if I am not building then I am tearing down. pg. 85
    If you want you children to become godly adults, you must start planning now while they are still young. pg. 86
    The key to a strong home is identifying those foundational ideals that have eternal weight and concentrating my building time on those. pg. 87
    I set unrealistic goals… (pg. 89)

    It is my responsibility to intentionally build my house or I will be unintentionally tearing it down. Priorities for this season of our lives is family and not running all over town. We cannot be involved in everything or attend every event. We are home nearly every night of the week and having dinner together.

    As the boys get older, things will likely become a little busier, so I’ve been very intentional about cutting out unnecessary activities and simpllifying now. I’m hoping to set a good precedent now to stand up against the pull later.

    My focus now is on being with my boys. Spending time together. Reading and learning together. Playing together. The time now while they are young is the time to begin shaping them.

    How do “build your house” in this season of your life?


    1. It appears that we’re traveling in the same circles and having many of the same thoughts. We have very intentionally limited our kids’ activities while they’re young. Some folks think we’re stunting their chances of an athletic career, but really? What are the odds of that. I know they’re going to be part of a family (ours and the one they create) and I know they’re going to need to know so many things to do that, I think it’s more important to focus on those values while they’re young enough to listen to us.

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