Mum Heart Conference 2012 on the Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was last weekend.
What a wonderfully refreshing time the conference was!
The conference started with a very funny theme, that of wheel alignment. Not really traditional Mummy imagery but nevertheless spot on.
Belinda talked us through the need for us to make sure we were all going in the right direction—smoothly. She said one of the funny things about getting a wheel alignment is that most people wait to get it done when their wheels are steering of course, or the car is shaking, but it would be much better to keep the wheels finetuned. I must concur that this was right for me. I didn’t even know how much I needed an alignment. It was great to be worked on by the Holy Spirit in that brief time.
Barbara Somervalle and Anne Tattersall shared from their heart stories of encouragement that brought tears to my eyes. They declared how God is faithful and that you can trust him even when circumstances, without God’s strength, make us want to fall apart.
My overwhelming treasure from the conference was the reminder of how precious motherhood is and what a special time we can have with our children. For some of the women their time as a homeschool mum was over and now they were looking at the fruits of all their labour.
I loved to hear the little snippets of wisdom shared from years of being a loving mother and home maker.
Belinda showed us her scrapbooking pages that she was making of her family story. She encouraged us to make a family story that we can share with our children. I was excited by this idea and I plan on writing a journal for each child. Ideas that fill the pages can be things like their birth stories, how you met their father, why you made significant decisions like moving or ministry.
Barbara reminded us what a haven the home is and that this is a place where God has given us a unique role. She asked us a few questions.
What does a life giving home look like?
What makes a home? Is it a family, is it food, is it a place that is lived in?
What does your home sound like? Is their music and laughter?
What does your home smell like?
And then she encouraged us,“The more you put into your home the more you want to be there”.
However it wasn’t just the talks it was also the fellowship with other mums. Chatting around while eating the superb food that was offered to us (except of course those pumpkin muffins), was also exciting.
And time to ourselves also. It was lovely for me to be able to tune out from the demands of homelife and reflect on being a wife and being a mother.
I was blessed!
Thank you Mum Heart Team.
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