The black and white rerun flashed and flickered on the television set and by the time the credits were running, my mind was on another path – connected thoughts, but very different. The classic show was The Lone Ranger; my thoughts were about us, as moms.
You see, every store I go into, every playground I walk past, every restaurant I eat in; they are there. Moms, seemingly alone, looking sad or overwhelmed or at best, tired.
This shouldn’t be – God made us for relationship, and we need each other in this day and age more than ever before. There should not be ANY “Lone Ranger” moms out there because that was not God’s design or intention when he created us.
There is not a role that is more rewarding and over-taxing at the same time, than that of motherhood. And there seems nothing the enemy likes more than ensuring we are left on our own, even if only the way it “feels” at the moment. Precious and wise mentor, Sally Clarkson, said it best, when she reminded us, “A mother left alone in her own home is a target for the enemy.” [Read more...]