Praise Her in the Gates:
The Calling of Christian Motherhood
For a Christian, motherhood is the subtle art of building a house in grace--the wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands (Prov. 14:1). Each day's work is significant, for it contributes toward the long-term plan. Each nail helps a house stand in a storm. But motherhood isn't a simple formula. Building a home--childbirth, education, discipline--requires holy joy and a love of beauty. The mother who fears God does not fear the future.
Author: Nancy Wilson
is a pastor's wife and homemaker in Moscow, Idaho. She is the author of The Fruit of Her Hands, Praise Her in the Gates, Building Her House,
and Our Mother Tongue.
She and her husband Douglas have three married children and fifteen grandchildren, which makes for some crazy Sabbath dinners. Nancy and her daughters and daughter-in-law blog at feminagirls.com