Several years ago, I decided I was going to run a 5K. The problem was I wasn’t a runner, so in order to participate, I had a lot of training to do. To train for this event, I disciplined myself to work hard each day on the fundamentals like stretching, running, and eating right, and I also disciplined myself not to do unhealthy things that would set me back. Although I never actually ran the 5K, I did develop new healthy habits.
It’s not surprising that Bible uses the language of training and discipline to describe the Christian life. After all, just like I can’t just go out and run a race if I haven’t trained, nobody accidentally becomes like Jesus. It takes work and discipline. If we want to experience all that God has for us, we need to train ourselves to be Godly.
That is why Sandra Maddox and I are thrilled to welcome you to this new ministry for moms, Growing Moms in God’s Word.
Little did we realize when we attended an intensive retreat almost ten years ago that our paths were more than crossing – they were converging in an unlikely way! It didn’t take long for us to realize that we had similar passions and a deep kindred connection. Over the years, our friendship has grown, and our calling has been confirmed. Both of us are passionate about writing and speaking on a topic we have felt compelled to address for years – reaching and helping young mothers with Christ-centered teaching.
Repeatedly we have heard of the lack of simple teaching resources specifically for moms. We have also heard how desperate young mothers are from all walks of life and every corner of the country. The pressures and expectations of mothers today are crushing, if not impossible.
So, for the past three years, we have been dreaming of ministry specifically to equip moms in learning God’s Word, and we are thrilled to introduce our brand new ministry, Growing Moms in God’s Word.
Here at Growing Moms in God’s Word we will offer:
Curriculum to equip you
Our curriculum includes Bible studies, resources on parenting, marriage, and general life issues for the whole family.
Community to belong to
This would be accomplished primarily through this website which is home to all of our print and video materials, as well as a blog.
Conferences to inspire you
Our dream is to host an annual conference for moms to be encouraged, supported, refreshed, and inspired.
We have gathered an amazing team of like-minded moms who will join us in sharing wisdom and encouragement with you every single week here at growingmomsingodsword.org. You can read all about our writer team HERE.
Also, if you are looking for a study to dive into right now, you can check out our very first study by clicking HERE.
We can’t wait to get to know you better!
Ruth (and Sandra)