Monday, September 22, 2008

Hearts-at-Home

Have you heard of Hearts-at-Home? It is a wonderful ministry designed to encourage women in the profession of motherhood. They offer wonderful resources - books, conferences and a website. I have been blessed by all three! This week I'm going to take some time to let you know a little more about this wonderful ministry and how it has impacted me.

My first contact with Hearts at Home was thru Jill Savage's book "Professionalizing Motherhood." I had just made the decision to leave my career as a middle school math teacher to stay home with my son, so the book was put into my hands at the right time. Jill, also a former school teacher, shared her experience of leaving the work world to be a Mom. Her words reminded me of the value of my new profession at a time when others questioned my decision.

A year later, I was able to attend one of Hearts at Homes regional conferences and was truly blessed. I am looking forward to attending my 5th conference in November of this year. I have grown and been encouraged by listening to speakers including Jill Savage, Julie Barnhill, Lysa TerKeurst, Lisa Whelchel and Ken Davis.

Come back this week to hear more about Hearts at Home and what they have to offer. Until then check out http://www.hearts-at-home.org/ I also encourage you to leave a comment, possibly how you keep your heart at home and on Friday I will draw a winner from the weeks comments to receive a copy of Jill Savage's latest book, "My Hearts at Home."

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so neat. I never thought of motherhood as a profession. I need to step it up so my kids don't fire me. :)
    Seriously though, how neat to teach women that their role is so important.

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