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Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

It was 1866 and the United States was recovering from the long and bloody Civil War between the North and the South. Surviving soldiers came home, some with missing limbs, and all with stories to tell. Henry Welles, a drugstore owner in Waterloo, New York, heard the stories and had an idea. He suggested that all the shops in town close for one day to honor the soldiers who were killed in the Civil War and were buried in the Waterloo cemetery. On the morning of May 5, the townspeople placed flowers, wreaths and crosses on the graves of the Northern soldiers in the cemetery. At about the same time, Retired Major General Jonathan A. Logan planned another ceremony, this time for the soldiers who survived the war. He led the veterans through town to the cemetery to decorate their comrades' graves with flags. It was not a happy celebration, but a memorial. The townspeople called it Decoration Day.

In Retired Major General Logan's proclamation of Memorial Day, he declared:

"The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country and during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit."

The two ceremonies were joined in 1868, and northern states commemorated the day on May 30. The southern states commemorated their war dead on different days. Children read poems and sang civil war songs and veterans came to school wearing their medals and uniforms to tell students about the Civil War. Then the veterans marched through their home towns followed by the townspeople to the cemetery. They decorated graves and took photographs of soldiers next to American flags. Rifles were shot in the air as a salute to the northern soldiers who had given their lives to keep the United States together.

In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day and soldiers who had died in previous wars were honored as well. In the northern United States, it was designated a public holiday. In 1971, along with other holidays, President Richard Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday on the last Monday in May.

Cities all around the United States hold their own ceremonies on the last Monday in May* to pay respect to the men and women who have died in wars or in the service of their country.

Memorial Day is not limited to honor only those Americans from the armed forces. It is also a day for personal remembrance. Families and individuals honor the memories of their loved ones who have died. Church services, visits to the cemetery, flowers on graves or even silent tribute mark the day with dignity and solemnity. It is a day of reflection. However, to many Americans the day also signals the beginning of summer with a three-day weekend to spend at the beach, in the mountains or at home relaxing.

However you chose to spend the day take the time to be thankful.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

- John 15:13

Dear Lord and Heavanly Father, we thank you for the many that have gone before us and the present that are serving now to give us the freedoms we have. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Have You Chosen to Live?

There is a story about a middle-aged man who attended a men's support group. His wife was leaving him. His business was near bankruptcy. He had gained weight and his self-esteem wasn't very high. Even his hair was thinning.

The moderator of the group explained that they would go around in a circle and each man would take a few minutes to explain what wasn't working in his life. On the second round, they would discuss what they were going to do to change it. The middle-aged man listened patiently as each of the other members spoke. When it came time for him to unburden himself, he knew that his was one of the saddest stories there. Then he noticed that the last person in the circle was a handsome young man.

"My friends," the young man said almost wistfully, "I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer." The gasp was audible in the room. "My doctors have given me three to six months to live. I have struggled with this for a month now and have finally made a decision." His voice gained self-confidence as it grew. "I am going to take up flying lessons." The words hung in the air. Flying lessons? "I have chosen to live."

As you face the troubles that come your way what will you choose? Choose life!

You will make known to me the path of life;

In Your presence is fullness of joy;

In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

- Psalm 16:11

Dear Lord and Heavanly Father, We thank you for the wonderful life you have given to us. Help us always be thankful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Is the Power of God Showing in Your Life?

There is an amusing story about an Army mineralogist who happened to be stationed in Anchorage in 1964 when that year's great earthquake hit. Joe was in his bathroom, and his first inkling of trouble came when the water in his toilet suddenly shot up seven feet and splashed all over the ceiling. Joe didn't have to think very long about the implications of this before running out of his house into the street.

By then, the earthquake was going full tilt, so to speak, and the street was full of people. One young mother, Joe's next-door neighbor, had a toddler under each arm and a terrified look on her face. She staggered up to him and cried out, "Joe YOU'RE a geologist! For god's sake, DO something!"

Well, poor Joe was in a bind. He may have studied earthquakes, but he had no power to actually prevent one or stop one after it was started.

The Bible is absolute. It says to us that Christ has power over both life and death. Will you allow his power to work through your life?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

-Romans 15:13

Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, show us the way to allow your power to work through us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Friday, May 28, 2010

What are Your Priorities?

Garfield in his cartoons is shown resting droopy-eyed in his bed thinking to himself. "One of my pet peeves," he says to himself, "is people who never finish what they start." As he cracks a knowing smile he says, "I do not happen to be one of those people." The last frame shows him under the bedcovers saying, "My Philosophy is, `never start anything.'"

I will say that some of us are too busy and too involved in the church. Doing something for the kingdom may mean spending more time at home with our families. But for most of us, we need to get involved. After all, Jesus is counting on you and me to be his contemporary hands and feet.

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

James 3:13

Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, sometimes we need to get less involved, so that we can get more involved in what is holy. In Jesus’ Love, Amen.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Are You Compassionate or Spiteful?

Ron Lee Davis in his book, MISTREATED, tells about a millionaire who owned a lot in an exclusive residential area of a large city. This lot presented an unusual problem. It was only a couple yards wide by nearly a hundred feet long. There was nothing he could do with such an oddly proportioned piece of real estate but sell it to one of the neighbors on either side. He went first to the neighbor on the east side of his lot, and asked if he was interested in buying it.

The neighbor said, "Well, only as a favor." Then he named a ridiculously low price.

The millionaire exploded. "Why, that's not even one-tenth what the lot is worth!" He stormed out and went to see the neighbor on the west side. To his dismay, the neighbor on the west side bettered the previous offer by only a few dollars. "Look," the neighbor said smugly, "I've got you over a barrel. You can't sell that lot to anyone else and you can't build on it. So there's my offer. Take it or leave it."

The millionaire was beside himself with rage. Within a few days, he hired an architect and a contractor to build one of the strangest houses ever conceived. Only five feet wide and running the full length of his property, his house was little more than a row of tiny rooms, each barely able to accommodate a stick of furniture. The neighbors complained that the bizarre structure would blight the neighborhood, but city officials could find no code or regulation to disallow it.

When it was finished, the millionaire moved into his uncomfortable and impractical house. There he stayed until his death. The house, which became known in the neighborhood as "Spite House," still stands as a monument to one man's hate.

I wonder how many people today live in a state of a Spite House?

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

-Psalm 86:15

Dear Lord and Heavanly Father, that you would root the spite out of us; so that wecan share you’re the joy of your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Are You Confident in God?

There is a story about a young woman, name Linda, who was in a terrible car accident. When the paramedics came upon the scene they found her in shock due to a loss of blood from a severed right leg. She was pinned in the wreckage and it was some time before they could free her and treat her wounds. All the while she remained conscious and alert. They were amazed at her calmness in view of the serious injuries she had sustained.

Later one of the paramedics said to newsmen covering the story, "I guess the only thing that saved her life was the singing." Puzzled at this revelation, they asked him what she was singing. He replied, "What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear...what a friend we have in Jesus!" I doubt that Linda thought of herself as heroic, but perhaps she was. Each of us can be, under the right circumstances, just as surely as the Bible heroes listed in Hebrews 11. All we need is courage, character and a great confidence in a great God.

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

- Hebrews 11:7

Dear Lord and Heavenly Father, give us the will to honor you in all situations especially when things look bad. We pray that how we handle the things that come our way in a way that brings honor and praise to your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Does Your Faith Waver?

Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch woman who spent months in prison and in the Ravensbrueck concentration camp for hiding Jews during the Second World War, had faith. Those awful days in prison were a strain on her faith. Once she was in solitary confinement. She prayed, "God, how much longer do I have to take this? If you're alive, if you really care, will you please show me a sign that you are alive and that you hear my prayers?"

That night Corrie laid down on her cot feeling totally abandoned and alone. She fell asleep crying and wondering why God wouldn't answer her prayers. The next morning when Corrie woke up a beam of light was shining down through a crack in the ceiling on a few blades of green grass. A miracle in the middle of that concrete cell!

"I knew without any doubt," Corrie said, "that God was alive and that his light would shine again in my life in a beautiful and wonderful way, even though the possibility seemed impossible."

That morning Corrie's faith in God and her commitment to allow him to control her life were renewed. That is faith. Take what God has given to you and use it.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

- I Corinthians 16:13

Dear Lord and Heavanly Father, we pray that in the times where our faith wavers that we would be strong and always trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Monday, May 24, 2010

God is There Through Good and Bad Times.

On June 1, 1676, the Swedish ship Kronan tried to make a tight turn in a naval battle. It capsized and exploded. Of her crew of 850 sailors and troops, only 42 survived. Most of those 42 survived by swimming away before the explosion and the quick sinking. However, a soldier named Anders Sparrfelt was on deck when the ship exploded, and yet he lived.

The explosion propelled him high into the air, over the masts of two attacking Danish ships, and into the sail of another Swedish ship, the Draken. Sparrfelt was entirely unhurt and was now safe on another Swedish vessel. While almost everyone else on the Kronan perished that day, Sparrfelt was fortunate beyond anything a man could hope.

Such events are hard to understand, but, no matter what happens to us, God is with us. In some of the precious moments of our lives, we are blessed beyond our worthiness. In other moments, we are torn apart. No matter what moment we face in life, God promises to be with us. Sometimes God is actually carrying us.

The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

- Psalm 46:7

Dear Lord, we thank you for always being with us in the good moments and in the bad ones. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Will You Go When He Calls?

Today was of those days you love and that you don’t like. It all started about 15 years ago when my wife and I started teaching second grade Sunday school. Who would have thought that we would again teach him in sixth grade Sunday school, go on a mission trip to West Virginia then work side by side with him in the youth ministry at church? That brings us to15 years later. Today in Sunday school after much prayer and counseling from those he trusts and respects he announced to the group that he was the new Youth Minister at a local church. Though my emotions say “NO” I want you to stay here and serve here I know in my heart this is where God wants him. I am so thrilled to see Michael and his wonderfull girl friend Tabatha take this step together to use the many talents God has given them to reach out to young people in our community. May God bless both of you as you serve our Mighty God. Please take the time to pray for them and those in your church that serve each and every week.

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

- Matthew 28:18-20

Dear Lord, we pray today for those that feel the call upon their heart and answer it. We pray that as they serve that we would be there for the encouragment they need. In Jesus’s Name, Amen

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Are You a Team Player?

Do you like to play sports? Today we met at a local golf course for the annual KBC Golf Tournement to raise money to help our youth go to mission camp this summer. As you know, most sports have an official team uniform. For soccer players, it is a team shirt and pair of cleats. For baseball players, it is a team shirt and pair of baseball pants and a baseball hat. When you wear the team shirt, it means that you're a member of the team, that you've been chosen to play in the game. Only people who are on the team get to wear a team shirt. And you can't play in the game unless you're wearing your team shirt.

What is the official team uniform for Christians? There isn't one. God doesn't hand out team shirts or cleats to people when they give their lives to Him. We don't need any special clothes or equipment to do God's work. Our Bible story today is about a young man named Samuel. When Samuel was very young, God spoke to him and said, "I want you to do My work." And Samuel said, "Lord, I'm all yours. I want to be on your team. I'll do whatever you tell me to do." Now Samuel wasn't extra-big, or extra-strong, or rich, or powerful, or anything like that. He was just a kid. But God chose him to do His work. And God chooses each on of us to do His work, too. God wants all of us on His team!

Then the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for Your servant is listening."

- I Samuel 3:10

Dear Lord, help us to be a good team player. Help us to work together to serve you and to spread your message of love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Are you Letting Despair Take Your Joy?

Did you know that the first president of the United States to refuse to use the Bible at his inauguration was Franklin Pierce? The reason is rather interesting.

When Pierce had been elected, he and Mrs. Pierce and their son, two weeks before the inauguration, were taking a trip to Concord, New Hampshire, and, of course, they were doing it by train. The train had not gone far out of the Concord Station, when there was a lurch, a jolt, and the car the Pierces were in tumbled off the tracks and down an embankment. Neither the president nor his wife was injured in the accident, but their son was killed. Franklin Pierce brooded over this, as would most of us. He asked the question of God that so many of us would have asked. Why would God at this moment of triumph permit this tragedy in their lives? He was so upset by it that he refused to allow the Bible to be used at the inauguration.

May we not let our despair move us away from the one who brings comfort.

Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.

-I Thessalonians 4:13

Dear Lord Jesus, we pray that you will take away our despair as you bring us comfort. We pray that we wll never move away for you but hang on to your unending love and comfort. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Helping Those Around us Understand God's Love

A man who spoke very little English walked into a pharmacy in Brooklyn seeking to cash his lottery ticket for $24. When the clerk checked it, the discovery was made that the man's ticket was worth 1.6 million dollars. When the clerk tried to explain that to the man, the man got very upset and stalked angrily out of the store. Some people pursued him and finally communicated to him what had happened. He was one of three persons who would split 4.8 million. The man had a ticket worth $79,000 each year for the next 20 years, but he almost did not understand. Many of us are in the same boat.

We see the Gospel as something that is good for the community. We do not see the Gospel as life-changing, value-enhancing, joy-inspiring.

You are not yourself. There is something more. A new glorified self--free from imperfection, free from ugliness, free from sin--a new nature that only Christ can give. And it is available to you and to me.

because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

-Hebrews 10:14

Dear Lord, thank you for perfecting us in Jesus Christ and drawing us close to your love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

God Has Made Each of Us Beautiful

God sees us not as we are but as we can yet be. We see ourselves with all our warts, our blemishes, our failures. That is not how God sees us. Because we ask Him for forgiveness, He blots out all out past failures. Then He sees us as we can yet be--without the curse of our many imperfections.

Do you remember the classic fairy tale RAPUNZEL? It is the story of a young girl, imprisoned in a tower with an old witch. The young girl is in fact very beautiful, but the old witch insistently tells her that she is ugly. This was the witch's way of keeping the girl in the tower with herself.

One day, however, Rapunzel is gazing from the window of the tower. At the base of the tower stands her Prince Charming. Rapunzel throws down the end of her long and beautiful golden hair to the prince. He takes it and braids it into a ladder and climbs up to rescue her.

The point is this. The real prison Rapunzel finds herself in is not the tower, but the fear of her own ugliness which the witch has described so often and so effectively. The witch has convinced her that she is of no value. However, when Rapunzel sees in the eyes of her lover her own reflection and that she is beautiful, she is freed from the real tyranny of her own imagined ugliness.

We need to see in the eyes of the God who created us, sustained us and loved us with an everlasting love the beauty which may be ours in Jesus Christ.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

- I Corinthians 13:12

Dear Lord, show us the beauty you have created in us through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Does Your Light Shine for Jesus?

One of America's best loved comedians, Jack Benny, very carefully cultivated the image of being a tight-wad. That image was so carefully cultivated that everyone assumed it was real. Benny did nothing to discourage it, because it gave him a ready device for comedy.

One day he was having lunch with Edgar Bergen of "Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy" fame at the Brown Derby. Benny demanded the check. The waiter feigned surprise and said, "Mr. Benny, I'm surprised to hear you ask for the check."

"So am I," Benny said, "That's the last time I'll ever eat with a ventriloquist."

Once people think they have you figured out, it is difficult to change their perception. Jesus ran into this. He lived in a small town, in a small country. People knew his mother and father. They may have even known him in his role as a carpenter. Perhaps he had built a piece of furniture for them or replaced a handle on one of their favorite tools. After all, he did not begin his ministry until he was thirty. For most of his adult life he labored in a carpenter shop. Can you imagine how people responded when suddenly he proclaimed himself to be the one prophesied by the prophets?

People are still responding that way. Be a avenue of Christ's truth.

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

-Matthew 5:16

Dear Lord, give us the strength to share the truth of our Savior Jesus Christ and let his light shine through us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Love the Lord Your God

There was a gardener digging a hole in his backyard. "That's a pretty deep hole," a neighbor said. "What are you going to put in it?"

"I am replanting some of my corn," was the quick response.

"But you surely don't need such a deep hole to plant a few seeds of corn," the new neighbor said incredulously.

"I surely do," replied the gardener. "The seeds are all inside one of your chickens."

Jesus was asked, "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said, "You shall love the Lord your God... You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

- Matthew 22:36-40

Dear Lord Jesus, We want to be loved. Help us to give away our love, so that it will grow in us. In Jesus’ Name Amen.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sore On Wings of Eagles

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?

The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come.

When the storm hits, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm.

While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring high above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm; it simply uses the storm to lift itself higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm. When the storms of life come upon us ... and all of us will experience them ... we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us; we can allow God's power to lift us above them.

God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment into our lives. We can soar above these storms. Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down; it is how we handle them. ~ Author Unknown ~

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

-Isaiah 40:30 -31

Dear Lord, help us to wait on you, as we renew our spirit. In Jesus’ Name Amen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Does Your Christian Faith Have Influence Over Your Lives?

A teacher opened one of his classes by reading a letter from a parent to a government official. The parent complains that his son, who had received the best education, gone to all the right schools, and was headed for a good job as a lawyer, had gotten involved with a weird religious sect. Now members of this sect influenced his actions, impacted whom to date and whom not to date, and he gave this group all of his money. The parent is pleading with the government official to do something about this strange religious group.

"Who is this letter describing?" the teacher asked his class. Most of his class thought the letter was describing some other off-the-wall group. Actually, it was a composite document drawn from the letters of third century Roman parents concerning a group called Christians.

Does our Christian faith have that much influence over our lives?

And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

-Ephesians 4:24

Dear Lord, may our Christian faith truly influence every aspect of our life and be an influence to those we come into contact with. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How Compassionate Are You?

Be kind and compassionate -- two qualities that seem to be in short supply. Maybe it's because we hold up the wrong heroes. Unfortunately these two qualities are often seen as signs of weakness rather than strength. To forgive as God forgave us requires great courage and great strength. So let's be strong!

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

— Ephesians 4:32

Dear Lord, there is no way we can adequately thank you for sacrificing so much to forgive us. So this day, we pledge to be more like you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Is Your Light Shining?

Back in the 1770s or 1780s, a man named John Morris built a house in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Using flint and steel, John Morris started a fire in his fireplace. And nobody knows why, but it became a point of pride in the Morris household not to let that fire go out. When John built another cabin for his family later on, coals from the original fire were transplanted to the fireplace of the new house. Members of the Morris family proudly declared that they would keep the fire going, to honor the wishes of John, who had charged his family, "The fire must never be allowed to go out."

In the 1920s, the care of the fire rested with one man, William Morris--the great-great-grandson of John Morris. William had never married or had children, and he was nearing eighty. He tried to inspire his nieces and nephews with tales of the family fire, but none of them seemed interested in keeping the fire alive after William was gone. The fire was 150 years old by now. It marked a proud family tradition, one that everyone in the area admired. Would that tradition end once William died?

One day one of William's neighbors came to see him. The neighbor, Hamp Alexander Owen, had only one thing to say that day, "I've come to tell you that I'll keep your fire going." He believed that it was worth preserving.

When Hamp Alexander Owens died in 1948, his obituary stated that he was "the keeper of the Saluda fire." The fire itself had been burning continuously for more than 170 years.

We are the keepers of a fire that has been burning for 2,000 years. Wars have been fought, revolutions have turned history on its head, numerous secular philosophies have claimed their place in the sun, but the flame of Christ has kept shining through the darkness. Will you do your part this year to keep the flame of Christ shining?

"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

-Isaiah 60:1

Dear Lord, forgive us for the times when I have not shown your light. Give us the strength and endurance to always shine your light to those around us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

For as long as I can remember, Mother’s have always had something to say about every crisis, every situation, every mistake and every spilled glass of milk…

  • A little soap & water never killed anybody.

  • Always wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident.

  • Answer me when I ask you a question!

  • Are you going out dressed like that?

  • Are your hands broken? Pick it up yourself! I’m not your maid!

  • As long as you live under my roof, you’ll do as I say.

  • Beds are NOT made for jumping on.

  • Call me when you get there, just so I know you’re okay.

  • Close the door! You don’t live in a barn.

  • Did you brush your teeth?

  • Did you comb your hair?

  • Do you think I’m made of money?

Not only do Mother’s have something to say about things, but they seemingly know what is best for their children…

  • Don’t run in the house.

  • Don’t sit too close to the television, it’ll ruin your eyes.

  • Don’t talk with your mouth full!

  • Don’t walk away when I’m talking to you!

  • Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.

  • Don’t eat that, you’ll get worms!

  • Don’t go out with a wet head, you’ll catch cold.

  • Don’t make me get up!

  • Don’t pick that scab, it’ll get infected.

Besides teaching children to eat healthy, to wash behind the ears and say please and thank you … one of the BEST things that a mother can teach her child is to love God with all of their heart.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”


Dear Lord, we thank you for our mothers. We pray that we will always heed what they tell us and honor them for all they do for us. In Jesus’s name, Amen