shulamite mom

The Shulamite is a character in the Biblical book "Song of Solomon" also known as "Song of Songs."  The book is a beautiful portrayal of the marriage covenant, including our journey with our Heavenly Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. 

It is a journey to mature love. 

When Caleb and I came together to pray and look for a name that accurately protrays my heart and mission for this blog, he brilliantly mentioned the Shulamite from Song of Solomon (after we had tossed around a couple awful ideas!), knowing I had recently finished a course and study on the same book and it had affected me deeply. 

So, why the Shulamite Mom?

I am a wife and a mom.  But I am also a woman passionately in love with her Maker.  I understand my ministry is to the Lord first in our secret place and second in the home He has given to our family.  My desire is to combine both my passionate pursuit of Jesus along with the "mundane day-to-day" that comes along with being a homemaker, wife, and mommy. 

Yes, I believe it can happen.  And I am on the journey to mature love both towards Christ and towards my family.  In fact, I'd be so courageous as to say-- it's what's on Jesus' heart for the wives and mothers of this generation; seeking to have a heart of Mary in our Martha seasons.

"Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.  How blessed is the man whose  quiver is full of them; they will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate." 
-- Psalm 127:3-5