There are several mothers of young children who are heroes of mine in the missional conversation. As bloggers, they tend not to be the most dominant voices. Perhaps because they “spend a fair bit of time talking about themselves, their kids, and what they did that day.”
Yet it is the very fact that their missional theology is integrated and expressed in the narrative of their family, friends, and moments of ordinary life that makes their example powerful. And really, isn’t this kind of integration necessary to define ‘what is missional?’
As they go about their days, they are discipling little hearts. They are connecting with the people of their neighborhoods, grocery stores, and parks, often because this is what their time is confined to during this season of life. However, it would be wise for those of us that have the luxury of more free time to take note of their incarnational example.
To demonstrate what I mean, let me link to posts from a few of the missional mommies who inspire me. Believe me, you will be blessed and inspired to read their posts.
- Erika – Honestly, this is the most beautiful picture of discipleship I have read. Part 1, Part 2
- Amber – Sweet moments of Chloe’s life. I loved the prayer that she would see Jesus as not “too big” for her. Part 1, Part 2
- Molly – A brilliant post on punishment versus discipline. The skills and attitude cultivated in discipling a two-year-old through a tantrum are useful in every relationship.
- Mary – She shares how missional living is a family affair. Mary parents with a gentle, patient maturity that I wish I had when my children were toddlers.
I am thankful for the gems of wisdom that I glean from the stories these women share.