We are a group of Christian women from various cities, countries, and church backgrounds who feel a common call to be disciples on mission in all seasons of life. Most of us find ourselves in a season of care-giving as mothers, grandmothers, mentors, or teachers.
We are not parenting experts trying to promote our theories. We are sinners saved by grace trying to point you to Jesus. The beauty of this collective is in the variety of its voices. Motherhood doesn't look one single way, and neither do our stories. So if a particular article doesn't resonate with you - maybe another one will. But our hope is that every one of our articles will be encouraging or inspiring to someone in its own unique way.
We believe the season of motherhood can be about more than surviving, even as we are poured out.
We believe a close walk with God is possible in all seasons of life.
We believe mothering takes many forms (biological, adoption, foster-parenting, mentoring, teaching, etc) but is fundamentally a call to nurture life, love radically through action like Jesus, and pass on the faith in our families and communities.
Many of our writers are part of an international, ecumenical Christian community called The Sword of the Spirit. Although we come from Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant traditions we seek to foster unity among these groups and work together. We adhere to primary Christian teachings (such as the Apostles and Nicene Creeds) as they have been held by the mainstream of Christianity throughout the centuries. The content on The Lois Project seeks to reflect biblical truths in an ecumenical way.
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We want to empower young moms and mentors in their Christian faith and inspire them to evangelize in their families and communities.
As a way to combat feelings of isolation and self-pity we seek to share real stories and insights from Christian moms across the country and around the world as a means of connection and encouragement.
This collective of writers and storytellers is called The Lois Project because we aim to cultivate a sincere faith that influences future generations.
“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5)
Amy was inspired to start The Lois Project as a way to combine her love of writing and deep discussion with her desire to strengthen connections between Christian moms. She has a degree in French Education and English and taught high school French before becoming a stay-at-home mom with her four children. Amy and her husband John are part of the Word of Life Community and attend Knox Presbyterian church in Ann Arbor. She loves anything and everything to do with France, the Harry Potter series, and photography.
Theresa Ziolkowski hails from Baltimore, lives in Ann Arbor, and belongs to the Word of Life Community and Christ the King Parish. In her younger years, she was a self described Body Fluids Manager (aka Mom) and, as her five children have grown older (ages 14-26), has moved into the roles of Detective, Encourager, and, mostly, Intercessor. Trained in ornamental horticulture, she captains a team of volunteers at a public garden and occasionally does some free-lance garden design. Theresa loves reading, playing piano, accompanying daily mass at her children’s school, and mentoring younger women.
Daisy originally hails from Lebanon and works as a freelance graphic designer with the aim of bringing beauty and visual appeal into everything she does. She has been part of the Word of Life community in Ann Arbor, Michigan ever since she married to her husband Greg in 2016. Daisy designed our lovely logo and is on hand for design input and needs. As an expectant mother, she joined the Lois project team to highlight the beauty of motherhood and to foster stronger connections and sharing between mothers. She now has two children and enjoys arts and crafts, sports, cooking, outdoor adventures, time with friends and planning themed parties.
Mary Rose Jordan is a disciple, wife, momma and writer. Originally from Michigan, she now resides in Glasgow, Scotland with her husband, Andy and son, Peter. She loves watching anything to do with sports (especially Celtic football), is a champion thrift shopper and experimental cook. As a momma and blogger, Mary Rose is excited to be able to contribute to the mission of The Lois Project by offering insight from outside the region as well as promoting the work internationally. You can catch MRJ writing and working over on The Lovely Commission, the faith collective for young women that was the inspiration behind the Lois Project.