Finding Light in Darkness: Your Turn

finding light in darkness as mother

This Week on Mothering Spirit

Gina’s essay shares how antidepressants deepened her relationship with God and her joy as a mother.

Kimberly’s prayer (in Spanish and English) asks for God’s help to choose love even in our struggles.

Resources to keep reflecting

Gina mentions the prayer “Hail, Holy Queen” in her essay. Find the whole prayer here.

Sarah Clarkson writes about mental illness and its impact on her faith in This Beautiful Truth: How God’s Goodness Breaks Into Our Darkness.

A story of maternal mental health through generations: Our imperfect saints from Callie J. Smith at Bearings Online.

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are next week. Want to celebrate with your kids? Check out this free celebration guide from Be A Heart Design.

From the Mothering Spirit archives for the feast: For all our souls.

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This Week’s Question for Readers

Where have you found God in surprising places (even your struggles) as a parent?

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