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Happy Mother's Day!

As I think of my mother today I think of Titus 2: 3-5, "Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to

be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."


To be reverent means to have a feeling or showing of deep and solemn respect. That is a good way to describe my mother. She has taught what is good. She has urged younger women to love their husbands and children. Without ever speaking a word she has taught self-control, purity, kindness, selflessness, etc.


Psalm 78: 4 "We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord. We will tell of His power and the mighty miracles He did." My mother has taught me the truths. When families live faithful lives combined with love and wise training, the family is a great opportunity to leave a godly influence on this earth.


Mother's Day can be a tough day for those who never had children, lost children, lost their mother, etc. Thankfully, God has put special older women in our lives to be our role models. These are women who have wisdom to share and will make us strong Christian women! Those godly mothers prepare the next generation. She is a treasure!


Today we celebrate those lives and memories of the women who are no longer with us and those women in our lives who did not give birth to us but God put them in our life. For those of us who have a godly mother still with us we give thanks and do not take it for granted.


Is there someone else you need to say, "happy Mother's Day" to for being a godly influence in your life? Consider your role in your family. Is there something more you can do to leave a godly influence in the earth?


Mom, Ivey and I celebrating Mother's Day at church and lunch! My other daughter is 3000 miles away but with us in Spirit!




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