Thursday, March 22, 2012

A new blog and a give away!


Announcing the Mom Heart Blog!

I first met Sally Clarkson through her books and tapes (so you know how long ago that was, I listened with my original cassette Sony Walkman).  As an older homeschooling mother, I felt as if I'd finally "met" a kindred spirit.  Sally was passionate about the same things as this mother.

Fast forward many years later, Sally and I became e-mail friends through this blog and eventually met in person when Stephanie and I attended a conference in Connecticut where she was a speaker.

Stephanie had earlier welcomed Sarah and Joel Clarkson to her home but this time... along with her mother and father (that being us)... Clay and Sally also stayed at B&B Stephanie (which is proof I do have the world's best son-in-law as it was a full house!).

Sometimes when you meet a person you admire in person, there is a moment of realization that their public persona is not the same as their private life.  I was very pleased to find Sally and her family to be just as lovely in person as in print and online.  I so enjoyed my time with them.

We have not had opportunity to meet in person again but once in awhile there is a quickly written e-mail in either Inbox reminding the other they are loved and being thought of and prayed for.

Awhile ago, Sally began to mention an idea she and Clay had for a new addition to their ministry and she wanted me to take part.  The seeds of those ponderings are now planted and in full bloom as... the Mom Heart Blog!  I am so excited to be one of the contributing authors!

Mom Heart Online is spiritual harbor. We’re here not just to bring you in to stay, but also to send you out to sail. We are a place any mom can come to be encouraged, equipped, and enabled as a mother after God’s heart.

We are here to....

... Inspire and engage your heart with great content that calls you to a high vision for your life as a mother.

... Create an online community of moms where you can network and interact with others who share your heart, to train you how to easily start and lead your own Mom Heart Group.

... Continue in life what you find online.

... Provide quality and original materials and resources that will fill your heart and mind with life-changing wisdom and truth.

What you can do...

Please add Mom Heart to your daily reading and help us get the word out.  I know this new blog will be a blessing to many women.  Here are some of the ways you can become involved...

By reading the blog and adding it to your rss feed... here.
By "Liking" Mom Heart on Facebook... here.
By following Mom Heart on Twitter... here.
 
You can also learn who the contributing authors are... here.

Give Away!

To celebrate, Sally is offering a choice of one of the following books...






To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment here and tell me you're going to mosey on over to the new blog and give it a look.

You can comment here first, I trust you.  :)

28 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Actually, I just did mosey on over and look at the new blog and then emailed some young mothers I know who I think will enjoy this....One of them is the head of their MOPS group (mothers of Preschoolers) so I hope the word gets spread around....Brenda, I began typing the introduction to my Brambly Hedge book a while ago and emailed it to you. Did you ever get it?

becka said...

Even though my children are now grown I plan to check this new blog out. I am now reading Seasons of a Mother's Heart. I saw it at the library and wanted to read it since you had mentioned Sally Clarkson so often. :)

Debbie said...

I can't wait to read the new blog...congratulations of being a contributing author to it. :)

Anonymous said...

I wish there had been a blog like that when my children were young. A lot of mothers need the support and guidance.

However, I would never teach anyone to be 'subject to her husband' as Sally suggests. My husband and I have been loving partners and equals for over 36 years and I am certainly not 'subject' to him.

Vee said...

And I am going to go over and have a look. This sounds just great. I'll be back to let you know if I still think so after checking it out.

Vee said...

How timely to have such a ministry...I am one of those who laments what is happening to the values long held dear in this day and time. It made me think of that old expression "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."

Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.


(a portion of the poem by William Ross Wallace)

Anonymous said...

I am going to go over and have a look right now!

Sarah
saraheaton81@gmail.com

Jackie said...

I am headed on over to the new blog and am excited to see it! Thanks Brenda!

Karie said...

I just looked at the new blog and I am so excited.

jill hoke said...

i checked out the blog. it looks great!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love Sally! She is a kindred to me too, though she doesn't know it!

I have several of her books but not the Dancing with My Father book.

I am excited for this new blog!

Deanna

Trish said...

I am going over in a minute, just wanted you to know how much I am loving Dancing with my Father on your recomendation. I will share the blog info with my daughters and daughter in love as I have been to Sally's confernces and reading her books for many years.

Bonnie said...

Brenda, how exciting for you! I am going to have a look right now. Bonnie

Heather L. said...

YAY!!!! So exciting! Am headed right over!!! Will have to recommend this as soon as I write an appropriate blog post.

Jessica said...

Checked it out this morning. Was excited to see that you were one of the authors! Jessica

Kali said...

Well, I actually did it the other way around... I heard about momheart.org from Sally's blog, and am SO excited about it! Then I found your blog through there :-) Thanks for being a part of helping this new site come to be! I look forward to getting to know you there :-)

I don't seem to have one of the accounts listed, so I'll leave my address this way:
weaver_kali at rocketmail dot com

TraceyP said...

I'm moseying over to check out your blog. Being in Mexico, with very little contact with other missionaries, I often feel "out on a limb" in my role as mother. I am constantly counseling, teaching, training and encouraging others--but have very few I can turn to when I need those things!! Looking forward to your blog.

joanna said...

Looking forward to checking out the new blog, headed there now :-)

Anonymous said...

congrats on this new venture. you have earned it and i know you will really enjoy it. :)
joanna

Anonymous said...

I am going to mosey on over and have a look. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win!!

Janet

Mrs. H said...

I would love to read Sally's work. I need guidance! Great giveaway. I am going to check out the new blog right now.

Debbie in KY said...

I'm moseying over as soon as this I finish typing this, Brenda! Sounds wonderful and you will be a huge blessing to the new blog.

Anonymous said...

I got it backwards. I have already signed up to receive the MomHeart blog via email. I would love a chance to get a Sally Clarkson book though!!

Nicole in MD

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Congratulations on being one of the contributors! You are in stellar company!(just came back from there and saw all the ladies who are authors on the blog)

It sounds like it's going to be a wonderful blog!

denise said...

I have visited Sally's new blog! I am so excited to have a site to encourage moms! I have been so encouraged by her and here ministry already! Blessings, denise

Cheryl said...

I read The Whole Hearted Child many years ago at the beginning of my homeschool journey, and found it to be full of wisdom and life, so I will be happy to hop on over and check out this new site! Thank you for the "heads-up"!

Susan in TX said...

I'm headed over to check out the blog. I just saw their new store yesterday and downloaded her talks from the '10 momheart conference. I sooooo needed to hear the first one. Good reminders!

GrammaGrits said...

Excited about the new blog! Even though I'm a gramma, I want to encourage my daughter and DIL as they raise my grands. Blessings