Motherhood

Celebrating Motherhood as a spiritual journey that uplifts women.

This month of May, we are featuring the theme “Celebrating Motherhood as a spiritual journey that uplifts women.”

Motherhood brings out the incredible ability in a woman to expand her heart to seemingly impossible lengths that often go unnoticed. Nobody would say motherhood is simple or easy. But most mothers would say it is the most precious experience of their lives. There is much to appreciate about motherhood: it makes women stronger, braver, kinder, wiser, smarter, more patient, more loving, and the list goes on.

Mothers should be proud of who they are because the world would literally end without them. There is nothing more important than bringing new life into this world and raising children with utmost love. That enrapturing love of a mother who willingly gives unconditionally is what allows us to connect to God’s warm embrace for us all. Thank you mothers for all that you do and your inspiring spiritual journey!

Enjoy these stories of and by everyday moms who found their motherhood journey deeply enriching and rewarding.

Teaching Boys: Emotions vs Right & Wrong

Teaching Boys: Emotions vs Right & Wrong

By Joy Miyake When my son was 3, he had a phase when he would throw his toys (usually the hard plastic ones) at his parents when he was angry or unhappy about something. The smallest thing could trigger it and his tantrum would ensue. Of course, as a mom, I understood...

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The Deep Value in Being Mom

The Deep Value in Being Mom

By Karilee Aoki Recently it was Mother’s Day, and I had a chance to reflect on what it means to be a mother. I had to ask myself, “What is it that makes the role of a mom so special? And what was God's thought process and original design in creating mothers and...

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Teaching Priorities: Starting Each Day with God

Teaching Priorities: Starting Each Day with God

Lately, I was asked about family traditions and what we do at home to keep God in our daily lives. One thing came to mind. It’s a very simple thing that I felt was not even worth mentioning, but it’s something we do everyday without fail.  Every morning before my...

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Life Lesson from a 9-Month-Old

Life Lesson from a 9-Month-Old

The following story is a reflection from a mother of a 9-month-old. Watching her son grow, she has realized that she grows because of how he lives – always pushing his limits, always learning, not afraid of challenges and pain, and never giving up.  “While we try to...

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A Mother Is God’s Gift

A Mother Is God’s Gift

by Naomi MacMurdie “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” —Tenneva Jordan  This Mother’s Day is the first time I get to celebrate as a mother myself with my own mom. I’m...

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