Never for a moment think that God has forgotten you.
Meet Lisa-Jo Baker. She’s a mom, author and in her own words, these four things:
- “I am a motherless daughter. I am always on the lookout for mother nourishment.”
- “God who loved me through the dark seasons and filled the motherly role.”
- “I swore I would never have children and yet I am a mother to three children.”
- “I’m originally from South Africa which explains the accent.”
Regarding this interview she also said, “Scooch up a little closer friends, if your mom passed away or left or is emotionally unavailable or in whatever way possible has left a mom-shaped hole in your heart.
Here’s the thing —we have a father God who also beautifully and tenderly and wholly mothers us. This has been my story. He has mothered me and then also consistently brought women into my life who fill that mom hole in so many different ways. With their laughter and their questions and their caring and their gift packages and the way they help with my kids and champion my work. It hasn’t been just one woman, God has used a community that spans time zones and countries to fill in the ache that never really leaves us motherless daughters alone.”
Today, we’re also talking about her latest book, The Middle Matters. Woohoo! I’m deeply grateful for Lisa-Jo’s voice of encouragement to women, and especially mothers. I’m sure you will feel grateful too!
Lisa-Jo is amazing, listen in!
- Lisa-Jo’s website here.
- She describes her newest book, The Middle Matters, as”a love letter to an ordinary life that includes the most un-beautiful places.”
- Additional books: Surprised by Motherhood and Never Unfriended
- Bible Study: We Saved you a Seat
- This post on Mother’s Day for the Motherless Mother
- Out of the Ordinary Podcast with Lisa-Jo Baker and Christie Purifoy
- New music on the podcast via my own daughter, Sara Regan Davis
- Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here.
- My story about God’s rescue from fear:Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World
- My church: Austin Christian Fellowship
- Now here is the info on Soul Care Weekend at my home October 18-19th in Austin!
Find my newest book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here!
Dear Daughters is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving.
Dear Daughters is meant to be a bridge between two groups of women–dear daughters and spiritual mamas. Dear daughters are young women in search of spiritual guidance and spiritual mamas are women just a little further down the road with age-old wisdom to share. Each group has valuable insight for the other and the hope is that the reader will invite someone to come alongside them, pore over the included letters together, and pass along wisdom and advice that will make both lives more beautiful, wherever they are in their God story.
This book, ideal for a gift, is a casebound hardcover with ribbon.