All Resources by Rachel Pieh Jones

Mom Enough

Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, Christine Hoover, Rachel Jankovic, Rachel Pieh Jones, Carolyn McCulley, and Trillia Newbell
Are you mom enough? The cover of Time Magazine asked this haunting question in bold red letters that hung over the startling image of a young mother breastfeeding her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands it re-ignited a longstanding mommy…
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Citizens of Heaven

Rachel Pieh Jones
I spent a lot of my early years in Africa trying to create a home for my family. When packing, I agonized over how much of America to stuff into Ziplock baggies. I packed shoes in five sizes for the…
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Are You Mom Enough? (Mommy Wars)

Rachel Pieh Jones
Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback. I have spent 10 of my nearly 12 mommying years in Africa, so when an American friend mentioned…
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Flee to the Cross

Rachel Pieh Jones
Sometimes I like to think of myself as a refuge for my kids, a safe place they can run to from the storm of the world. I can hold them while they cry for friends back in Africa, or back…
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Desperate, Breathless, Dependent Parenting

Rachel Pieh Jones
Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback. Some people tell me it is brave to raise my kids in Africa. They could get malaria or…
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Fearfully and Wonderfully Drawn

Rachel Pieh Jones
I took Henry and Maggie to the pediatrician for their one-month appointment. Maggie wore pink pajamas and Henry wore blue pajamas. Yes, they wore their pajamas to the doctor; changing clothes wasn’t a priority. I don’t remember if I even…
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Diapers, Nursing, Clinging to Christ

Rachel Pieh Jones
I don’t know about other moms, but something happens to my brain when I am pregnant or breastfeeding. It seems the larger my belly grows, the emptier my head becomes. Or that with each day of nursing, those brain cells…
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