Calling all moms!

Perhaps you’ve heard us chat about the dotMOM event around here before, yes? Listen, whether you have or you haven’t, this is one event that you just don’t want to miss.

We’re serious.

It doesn’t matter where you are in life —  new mother, expecting mother, grandmother. This event is sure to encourage, challenge and equip you to be the mother that Christ has called you to be.

We’ve got breakout sessions on some of the most pressing parenting issues of our day, PLUS powerful biblical teaching from women {and moms!} like Priscilla Shirer, Vicki Courtney, and Angie Smith.

So, save the date: Feb. 22-23 in Frisco, Texas! And check out all the other important details here.

And, LASTLY, since it’s Friday… How about a little giveaway?

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We are giving away one registration (valued at $79) to the dotMOM Dallas event! But, since we’re aware that not everyone who reads the blog can make it to Dallas, we’re also going to give away a copy of Angie Smith’s new book, Mended! That’s TWO Free Friday winners today!

DISCLAIMER: The dotMOM registration includes admission to the event itself and does not cover travel, food or any other expenses.

Enter to win by leaving a comment with your name. And, just for fun, tell us your favorite thing about being a mom!

By entering today’s giveaway, you affirm and acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resource’s official promotion rules found hereToday’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends Tuesday (1/22/13) at 11:59 p.m. CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Bud Harlan at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.

Update: Congratulations to Katy and Beckey for winning this giveaway.


  1. Elizabeth Rasper says:

    There are so many things I love about being a mom, but one is that I love to see my kids lives unfolding with god’s plan. I love to see them be Christ to those around them and living for Christ! It brings such joy to my heart as I am sure it does for Our Heavenly Father!

  2. Our daughters are grown and now moms themselves….I love the grandchildren they have given us….it’s so much fun being B Ma to them….

    I wouldn’t be able to attend the event, but I would love winning the book!

  3. I would love to go to dotMOM. I think my favorite part of being a mom is getting to make my children laugh…hugging and kissing and tickling them is such a gift to me!

  4. Kristen Simmons says:

    I love hearing my kids laugh uncontrollably and the fact that they are practically inseperable even though my daughter is 11 and my son is 8 :)

  5. Michele Bone says:

    I love that there is always something to do…..I am never bored. Always a challenge to conquer and I am never lonely or unloved….also I have 4 daughters to shop with! FUN!!
    Michele Bone

  6. I love listening to the hilarious things they say!

  7. I cannot not express how much I would LOVE to attend this event!!! I’m just a few hours from Dallas, so I would definitely be able to attend if chosen!!

    One of my most favorite things about being a mother is tucking them in at night. I love the story time, the bed-time prayers, the hugs and kisses, and their sweet, sleepy eyes staring back at me!

  8. I love learning something new from my kids everyday!

  9. I love the fact that they teach me more about how to be the person god wants me to be more than anyone else I have ever known! They are so wise beyond their years and they don’t even realize it. I love watching them experience this wonderful life god has blessed them with!

  10. I’m a new mom and am loving watching my little man experience new things right before my eyes. But I love those moments when we lock eyes and just stare at each other as though speaking a special mother-son love language. Be still my heart.

  11. I love seeing the fruit. Good and bad. I love seeing the seeds we’ve planted and watered sprout up and choosing in those moments whether or not to continue to nourish them. Love, joy, sarcasm, peace, patience, arrogance, kindness, goodness, laziness, gentleness, faithfulness, selfishness… What reminders of the fact that we’re all on this journey to be more like him. Though we are raising these wee ones in the ways of The Lord- we’ve not yet arrived ourselves… And arent we continually reminded of this as our children grow?? :-)

  12. Robbyn Hanstad says:

    The thing I love most about being a Mom is laughing with my kids and knowing that they know that no matter what happens, I always in their corner and will fight for them. I love loving my kids.

  13. Would love to have this book. I’m a mother of 4, and love every minute of it – even the minutes I spend in time-out, scream out loud, cry, and REJOICE in all the “little” things my kids do that make me smile.

  14. As a mother with two grown children and grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren, my greatest joy is seeing my Christian son and daughter and their spouses serving the Lord and bringing their children up in the ways of the Lord. May God be glorified in their lives.

  15. Jennifer Shaw says:

    I am a 42 year old mother of two girls, 19 year old and a 2 year old. I made many mistakes with my older daughter and feel blessed to have been given a second chance to do it again! I pray daily that I can make better decisions and feel I can learn tools at this conference to enhance my “toolbox” to be a better Mother and wife!!!

  16. The best thing about being a mom is watching your child grow at every stage of their life :)

  17. Corie Stolhand says:

    God has given me the honor if being a mom to four wonderful kids. My oldest son, Drew has been called into youth ministry. I love how I learn something new from them every day. It is a true blessing to see their smiling faces.

  18. Intentionally developing spiritual giants and world changers who will fulfill their God-given purpose as leaders through positively impacting their generation and building God’s Kingdom!

  19. Suzanne G. says:

    I am always amazed at how different each of my seven children are…..quite a blessing to watch them grow and mature in God’s grace:)

  20. Shoshanah Bauer says:

    I love being a mom because my children are so very joyful and loving. Even in the difficult times, when they need discipline, correction, or just aren’t in the most wonderful of moods, I feel blessed to have these amazing little people to love and cherish. One hug from my baby can clear away a months worth of stress and hardship. I like to imagine that is how God feels about me; that He is certainly upset when I am out of obedience to Him, when I ignore Him for a time, when I fail to be the daughter to Him that I should, but when I come to Him in love and honor, He forgets about all my not-so-great moments and just revels in our relationship. I am a blessed woman. Blessed with beautiful children and a loving Heavenly Father who loves us all more than we could ever imagine.

  21. I am expecting my first baby the end of spring! My favorite thing so far is feeling the baby kick and dance around, and the anticipation of welcoming this baby into the world.

  22. Brenda Green says:

    The best thing about being a Mom is having grandchildren. I have five age 6 and under, three boys and two girls. They are the light of my life. Five months ago our fifth one was added through adoption from China. I am a blessed Mom and Granny!

  23. I love being a Mom because it teaches me more about Jesus each day :-). Oh, how humbling a profession!

  24. Awesome! One of the many great things about being a mom is the love of my beautiful girls.

  25. I love being a mom because my kids make me laugh!

  26. I’m going to the dotMOM event in Frisco with a group of friends! Would love to win a registration : ). My fave thing about being a mom is raising two little girls who are becoming such sweet sister’s, even though they have their spats, they love each other so much and I love watching their sister relationship grow : )

  27. I love being a mom because I love seeing the joy of my daughters and experiencing the joy they bring me!

  28. My favorite thing is snuggling before bed. He is so sweet and cuddly at that time!

  29. I love that now that my kids are young adults, they still love to spend time with me!

  30. Hugs, kisses, and hearing “I love you mommy!”

  31. My name is Amanda Rosen. My favorite thing about being a mom is getting to know this sweet, unique little boy that is at once his own person but also a blend of my husband and me. It’s amazing!

  32. I love all the hugs, kisses, and cuddles from my 2 1/2 year old, Katie!

  33. I love watching my daughter awaken to spiritual things. She’s falling in love with Jesus, and that makes me love Him (and her) even more!

  34. My name is Kristi Walden. I love in the Dallas area and would love to go to the conference. My favorite part of being a mom is listening to the sweet sound of my girls laughter!! Warms my heart every time!!

  35. Ashton Herod says:

    Hi! My name is Ashton Herod. I love being a mom because I feel like God is constantly challenging and stretching me to become the woman he intended me to be through motherhood. Being a mom is a wonderful gift from Him that brings so much joy but it does have hard days! I know I could never do it without His love, mercy, and grace on a daily basis!!!

  36. I would love to win this. I live so close to Frisco. My favorite thing about being a mom us watching mg son learn. It’s amazing what their little brains soak up!!

    Katy Link

  37. I would love to go to the conference! I know it would be an amazing time. My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing my kids grow to be real people with real dreams, hopes, and aspirations. They start out so tiny and helpless, but by the grace of God they grow into beautiful, purposeful people. It’s amazing to be witness to such a miracle.

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