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Oct 12 2017

CTLP Episode 40- A God Who Makes Up for Our Mothering Shortcomings with Mary DeMuth

CTL Ep 40 with Mary DeMuth

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Show Notes-

Mary is wife to Patrick and mother to 3 adult children. She and her husband are former church planters in France. Mary is the author of about 35 books, a popular speaker and mentor to budding authors.

On this episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie and Mary discuss:

  • Parenting with grace and in light of the gospel, trusting God to fill in the gaps.


  • How Mary became a reluctant author of parenting books.
  • Some main points from the Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God:
    • The importance of quiet space in your life to hear God’s voice
    • The habit of taking a Sabbath rest as a family
    • Intentionally taking the time and noticing God speaking to us in the small moments (and small people!) in our lives
    • Not being too quick to judge our children, assuming the best instead of the worst
    • How parenting is as much for our growth as it is for our children’s growth


  • Keeping a gratitude list as a tool to cultivate thankfulness in our lives
  • Finding ways to keep space in your life for building your own faith and do deep thinking as a mother

Isaiah 30:15–

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust is your strength,
    but you would have none of it.

Tricia Goyer- Show Graphic

Current Lovelies-

Mary: taking walks and being outside, noticing nature

MacKenzie: preparing for a trip to a homeschooling conference

Resources Mentioned-



ReStory Conference


Find Mary-

You can find Mary on her website,, and on her podcast ReStory. You can follow her on FacebookPinterest,  Twitter, and Instagram.

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