Since I read the first chapter of the biography of D.L. Moody to my children, I’ve been mulling over what I read about Moody’s mother. I was impressed by Moody’s influence when I read his biography as a child; but now, his mother amuses me more because I attribute so much of his success to her.
If we are to be mothers who desire to live lives worthy of the calling of Christ, devoted to bringing up godly children, determined to love fiercely as wives, committed to fighting in the battle that rages against the family, then by all means let us look back and glean from those who have done it so well, mothers who’ve shaped the world.
That is what the “Rockin’ & Rulin'” series is all about when you see the title. (Taken, of course, from the quote: “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”)
One word describes Betsy Moody: PLUCK. And yet the word scarcely touches her.
This is the first of several posts where I will include excerpts about this incredible woman of faith and tenacity.
To begin this series about Betsy Holton Moody, I leave you with this:
“To rule a household [alone] of seven sturdy boys and two girls, the oldest twelve years old, required no ordinary tact and sound judgment, but so discreet was this loyal mother that to the very end she made “home” the most loved place on earth to her family, and so trained her children as to make them a blessing to society.”