I’ve really enjoyed the podcasts from ThatMom, Karen Campbell — I can’t believe that she’s been recording great mommy-inspiration for almost seven years! Recently she’s put up a great interview series with Clay Clarkson of Whole Heart Ministries. I remember a girlfriend lending me a set of cassette tapes (!) in 1999 of Sally Clarkson encouragement about mothering. I was knee-deep in toddler / preschool / kindergarten busyness and found them just the inspiration I needed.
With a houseful of teens, I still seek sources of encouragement which help me refocus on the Lord and minister to my family. Both the Clarksons and Karen are good sources for that sort of in-the-grind, look-to-the-Lord encouragement.
Heartfelt Discipline, by Clay Clarkson has been recently republished (I can’t believe I first read it in 2004, and yet still haven’t written a review!) It is definitely worth the read, but if you don’t have time for that. . . at least listen to the podcast interviews!