Super Mom vs Abiding Mom

Today I want to share with you the difference between an Abiding Mom and a Super Mom. It was written by my good friend Renee a few years ago, and with her blessing, I created this printable to share with you all! I am daily convicted by this chart, and use it as a reminder to keep my priorities in line with God’s priorities.

I pray it will bless you as well!

Click here for a printable version

I pray you all have a blessed day as you seek to abide in Him!


  1. This is truly inspirational! Thank you for the encouraging reminder 🙂

  2. This is very encouraging. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So timely!! Thank you for this!!

  4. wonderful! I really needed to see this today! I am going to share it with my Mom's bible study on Thursday. We are currently doing a study on the proverbs 31 woman. Which sometimes feels like she is super woman!

  5. This is incredible, and very timely. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love it!!!!!! Spoke to me in a great way!! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  7. Thanks for posting these! I'm going to put a few of the Bible verses on my fridge, and tuck a few into my Hubby's luggage (he's leaving on a mission trip to Belize on Friday).

  8. thank you- u are such a blessing! I really do think you must read my mind some days…. lol! take care;D

  9. Thank you. I needed this today.

  10. Thank you for sharing this! I will be printing this out and hanging it where I can see it daily. Awesome!

  11. Thank you for sharing this. It makes me to cringe to realize that I sometimes belong in the column I don't really want to be. What a great reminder to us all.

  12. This is my first visit to your blog, and I just know God led me here!! This chart is just what I needed today! Thanks so much! 😉

  13. Thank you for this!

  14. I love this. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thank you for sharing this. I needed to hear/read it!!!!

  16. Thanks for sharing this great visual tool!!Blessings

  17. This is wonderful. Thank you for the encouragement!

  18. thanks! I needed to read this… I am going to put this with my quiet time books and read through it each morning to remind myself of what is most important.

  19. Thank you so much! I love this and shared it on my blog as well.

  20. Hi, thank you for the chart! I printed one for my friend and one for myself and laminated them. I noticed on the print out (and it's not on the one shown your blog) that the "She is discouraged by failure" section is on there twice. I am keeping my copy on the fridge where I can see it often. Thank you again for sharing!

  21. Tessa: Hi, I fixed the duplicate line, thanks for letting me know!

  22. Oh, thank you! I'll re-print them!

  23. What a huge encouragement. A dear friend sent me an email with the link to this post. Not only am I excited about this great list, I am thrilled to find your blog (kindred spirit!).Would it be okay to post this on my own blog? Blessings to you today!!!

  24. Thats awesome!

  25. Stumbled across your blog from 1plus1plus1 and been here all day. Love this chart!!!

  26. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will definitely post this on a wall (probably the kitchen) to read often. I discovered your site today due to MoneySavingMom. I originally came over to obtain the chore list and came across this. Blessings.

  27. Love this! Printing it now!! I feel like I read this in a book recently. Do you know where it came from? or maybe I read it on your friend's blog? I am racking my brain trying to figure it out… Thanks for the great reminder.

  28. oh, just disregard my last comment! HA! A friend posted this today and I just realized it was an old post from January! I had read it then and that is where I originally read it! When I went to save the PDF, it was already in my files. So it appears that it seemed familar to me because it was— I read it here when you first posted!

  29. LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Thank you for this. We are just about to start the homeschooling journey and I am going to put this front and center on my fridge so that I have the daily reminder of what the focus should be.

  31. Wonderful post 🙂 Very inspirational

  32. Thank you for this! I’m not a mom, but this is appropriate for us non-moms as well! I would like to put this on my blog, I will give you credit for it!

  33. What a wonderful encouragement! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Thank you!

  35. May I share your printable with my readers on my blog…I really would like to give them encouragement and could not make it any better than the list you have provided out here. thanks for sharing

  36. Thank you so much for this!! I have looked at it more times than I can count as it seems like there are those days when I just think about ‘doing’ instead of being led by His will. Again thank you!!!

  37. Dear Erica (& your friend, Renee),

    This simple Abiding-mom chart has been such a tremendous blessing to me for quite a while (probably two years now). It is so simple, and so unassuming, yet POWERFUL. I’m serious!!! This little one-page chart has helped me to realign my priorities and to balance my call to our family and to missions. I specifically work with missionaries throughout the world, who struggle with balancing the dual-call of God on their lives — as parents, to love and care for their own families, and as missionaries, to fulfill God’s Great Commission and to meet often very “urgent” needs (like rescuing orphans, or helping others in desperate situations). Finding God’s daily divine-balance for the missionary life can often be challenging (and some families have “shipwrecked” by trying to be “super-missionaries” instead of simply “abiding-missionaries”).

    This chart (and the powerful scriptures referred to) has helped me, probably more than any other reference tool. I have kept a copy of this chart with my Bible and my journal, and I refer to it daily. Renee, thank you so much for letting this be “birthed” in your heart, and Erica, thank you for your time in making this chart and having it available to help others. May God bless you both so much!!!

    • Hi Ann,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful email! I’m truly blessed to know Renee, and to have others like you who are out working so hard to bless and encourage others by sharing God’s Word!

  38. this is such a wonderful encouragement! I’ve shared it here:

  39. Thank you for making such a beautiful printable of this! I’ve had the “old” version on my fridge for months now, and I wanted to print off a new one to put in the cover of my homeschooling binder. I found this beautiful new one! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Very encouraging! Thanks for feeding your readers with a truth that brings comfort and hope. You’ve done a nice job with your blog.

  41. Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂

  42. Melinda says:

    Oh my goodness. This is just what I needed to read. Here I am again at 11.34pm trying to work out the most exciting,educational,awe inspiring curriculum for my 2 year old toddler. Talk about trying to be a super mom. I am so exhausted trying to make sure everything is so perfect for the little guy my fear of failure has prevented the child from even being part of it cause it all has to be presented to him perfectly before he even starts. Just reading this has switched the light bulb on. What an aha moment. Thank you so much for your wisdom.

  43. I’ve been considering homeschooling for a while now but feel so inadequate and overwhelmed. This chart convicted me in such a good way. I can’t wait to sit down and read the scriptures accompanying the abiding column and ask the Lord to work those in me so I can minister to my children. Thank you so very much for this.

  44. Hi Erica – I was wondering if I could post this on my blog and link back to here.



  45. I love this!

  46. I think it’s only me, but I’m operating from a Mac, and the chart comes up really small on the 8×11 page – like maybe a 5×7 size. Is this what everyone else’s is or do most have a full 8.5×11 size to laminate? Any help is appreciated.

  47. Thank you for this! God Bless you!!!

  48. Erica! This is amazing! Would it be ok with you if I could print 30 of these to share with a MOPS group in Knoxville, TN?

  49. I truly believe I was led to your chart today by the Father Himself! A friend had “pinned” it and it was a direct answer to a prayer this morning. Thank you for your wisdom and for sharing it with all of us!

  50. Wow! Where has this chart been for the past… oh, most of my life? I am so convicted… I think I will be laminating it or framing it! Is there one for dads, too?

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