Time, transitions, and beginnings: your turn
This week on Mothering Spirit
Vanesa’s essay invited us to reflect on the shifting experience of time through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Kayla’s prayer helped us to bless the beginnings and transitions in our callings as parents.
Resources to keep reflecting
If you’re in a different time of transition, here’s a book for parents in an emptying nest: Giving Thanks and Letting God: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood by Danielle Bean.
The title of Vanesa’s essay evokes a beautiful image of God for prayer: “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13).
In honor of Mothering Spirit’s launch this week, we’re hosting a giveaway from Pacifica Design. To win a copy of this print of Mary and Jesus, leave a comment below. Entries will be accepted until midnight CT on Sept. 15, 2022, and the winner will be announced on Sept. 16, 2022. Follow Pacifica Design on Instagram for more inclusive artwork!
This week’s question for readers
How did you experience God’s presence as you welcomed your children — through pregnancy, birth, fostering, or adoption?
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