Beautiful mama, your family is a treasure and so are you.

As moms, our greatest mission is within the walls of our own homes. We begin at our kitchen tables, showing and sharing God’s love. If we want to change the world, we start with the sweet faces right in front of us. I like to call this the ministry of the kitchen table

Hey lovely, I’m Michelle mom of 5 boys (tweens and a teen) and founder of A Rooted Home. I am devoted to helping families grow their hearts toward God, together. No two families are alike and our children connect with God in their own unique ways (even quadruplets like ours!). As moms we help guide our kids to grow their individual connections and discover His love for themselves. And as we nurture our own relationship with God, it invites our children to do the same. 

Over the past 15 years, I have come to understand our kids aren’t looking for a perfect mom, they just want a mom they can talk to, who points them to a God they can talk to, and helps them grow a close relationship with Him. A Heavenly Father who goes before, behind and with them to face in faith whatever may come. It’s never too late to draw your family closer to God. And my heart is to genuinely encourage you in this journey. Let’s link arms and do this together. 

 “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” -Ephesians 3:17

Home Is Belonging

When we have a place to go and be loved unconditionally, we don’t fear missing out or fitting in. Home is our deepest laugh, the one where we let out that snort that surprises us. Home is the freedom to be our true selves. 

May our home be a sanctuary, a safe place to exhale.

May we fight for instead of against one another.

May we live right side up in an upside down world.

May we laugh, protect, celebrate, respect, and love together,

and when life gets hard as it does,

may we always know home is our place to belong.

HOME IS GROUNDED IN TRUTH AND WATERED WITH GRACE

Home tethers us to truth. We are children of God. We live from this place of love. We cannot earn it, and nothing we do can change it. Truth is always rooted in love and covered by grace.

We learn who we are, take risks, fail freely, and sprout our wings at home. We rise and become more resilient with the security and firm foundation of home.

 

we grow where we’re loved – bob goff

HOME IS OUR FIRST MISSION FIELD

It is a wonderful thing to use our gifts out in the world. And still, we won’t be believable outside of our homes unless we first live out our calling within our homes.

When we start at home, we strengthen the foundation for generations to come.

 

if you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family – mother teresa

Build an Unshakeable Foundation

tHE rain came down,the streams rose,

the winds blew and beat against that house;

yet it did not fall,

because it had its foundation on the rock.

Matthew 7:25

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This Crew

One look at these sweet faces and I could tell you how I fail them daily, the tears I have cried, the patience I have lost, the worries I have spent, and the fear I have for their future. I would tell you how the older they get, the more influence others have over their lives and self-worth—

and while true, that would only be part of our story, one that we refuse to let anyone or anything else write for us.

If I were telling the whole story, and not the one just focused on our regrets or failures, the one with grace covering it all, I would tell you of the sacrifices made for their stability, the prayers whispered with the rise of the sun, and the confidence in our God who loves them beyond measure. 

And I would tell you that the depth of their roots matter. The truth they are grounded in, where they place their confidence, and what they believe about themselves all need to be filtered through the heart of Jesus.

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