Moms & Arrows

Mom life! Wow! Motherhood comes with a lot of responsibilities, especially as a Christian mother. Our God is so faithful to bring people into our lives to help us along this beautiful, and yet, sometimes trying journey of motherhood. Nearly six years ago as a new mom, I was led by the Lord to start attending a moms’ group at Spokane Valley Hospital. After a few months of attending this group, I felt the Lord calling me to start a moms’ group in my church. With my pastors’ blessing, my friend and I, who was also a new mom, launched Moms and Arrows (inspired by Psalm 127:4- 5). This ministry has had its ups and downs, as well as some twists and turns. Today, my sister-in-law and I lead this group. There has been a good handful or two of moms come and go, and also some who have stuck with us for a long period of time. As leaders, we have grown in the Lord and in His wisdom about how to be godly mothers. From my own experience, I learned there is a reason God gave us a command through Paul when he said in Hebrews 10:23-25, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promises); and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching (emphasis added).” God designed us to fellowship together in and out of church. It’s one of the facets about Moms and Arrows I love so much. As mothers, we grow in the Lord alongside our children. In the last year, God has put a strong emphasis on us, as moms, learning how to sow His word and our children’s identity into them. This is one of the twists and turns mentioned earlier. We progressed from having a babysitter for our children while the moms fellowshipped and studied the Word of God to now having no babysitter and focusing mostly on fellowshipping with one another as we use our group time to sow into our children. This transition got us on the right track. Over the last year together with our children, we did the “Armor of God for Kids” study. Now our focus is on studying what Psalm 127:4-5 means for us as moms and children. God is really teaching us mommas that our children cannot be overlooked. Instead, we need to strongly encourage them to know and experience the Lord from a young age. Then they can further His kingdom now, not wait until later. Children are very capable of walking in the ways of the Lord, if we as their mothers, will give them the tools they need and the opportunity to do so. “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” (Psalm 127:4-5) According to an article on the website entitled, “Crafting God’s Arrows”, we are reminded of God’s great plans for our children. In Psalm 127:4, it says that our children are like arrows. Our homes are the quiver where they develop but they don’t stay there. Eventually our children go into the world and make their mark as they share Christ’s love. Who crafts and refines those arrows? You do! As mothers (and fathers), we are the ones who are given the responsibility of crafting our children into the weapons of warfare He has created them to be for the furthering of His kingdom. As the article continues, it examines some of the areas we as parents sow into our children including godly identity, godly character, godly relationships, and God-given mission (purpose). We cannot take this job as mothers (and fathers) lightly. NOW is the time to begin to sow the Word of God into our children. Give them the room and opportunity to live out His word under our covering. And then let our Arrows fly! If you are a mom and would like to learn more about our Moms and Arrows group, please contact Kelsey at Our children are a sacred trust from the Lord, may we teach them well. You are not alone as a parent. God is with you and loves your children so very much.