21 May 2011

Book Club: The Ministry of Motherhood

It's book club time again! This time I am joining up with the Good Morning Girls and Jolanthe as we read through The Ministry of Motherhood, by Sally Clarkson.

I LOVE Sally's books! I have read two others: The Mission of Motherhood and Educating the Wholehearted Child and they have been such a blessing to me. I've had The Ministry of Motherhood for a while now and even started it once, but haven't finished it. I think having this study guide and accountability group will be good motivation for me.

We don't actually start reading through the book until this coming Monday. This week was spent on some good Bible study using the S.O.A.P. method.

S.O.A.P. stands for the following:

  • “S” ~ reading/writing the scripture. This is the time to really focus on the verse and think about what it means.

  • “O” ~ writing down observations about the scripture that was read. You can write your own summary, but this is the time to focus on what God is saying to you through His word.

  • “A” ~ how does this passage apply to you right now. Do you see similar situations in your life right now? How can you respond to what is being talked about in the verse?

  • “P” ~ write down a prayer. Be honest and write what is on your heart to God.

My favorite verse this week was Psalm 127:1, "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain."

Such a great reminder that it's not about me. It's about committing my home and my family daily to the Lord. Only with Him will my efforts be lasting. I certainly don't want to "labor in vain".

If you are interested in joining this book club, I encourage you to check out the links above and hop right in! It's definitely not too late!

1 comment:

Jolanthe said...

That verse was such an eye opener to me too ~ although a 'duh' moment at the same time. :) Know what I mean? :) I love how we can read a verse and suddenly see something completely new!