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A Daughter to Her Mother

As a child I always loved watching my mom bake a pie. To me it was like watching a fine art in progress. The precision of the ingredients, the exact rolling out of the dough. My favorite part was when she would shape the pie crust with her thumb. Scalloped u-shapes would form around the […]

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Time Spent…

When the Master calls in that last day How was my time spent, what will I say? Am I watching and waiting, looking ahead, Instructing my children, the Bible daily read? To raise up the children—I must daily prepare, To answer their question, and for their needs care Do I study God’s word that I […]

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Mothers

Formed from a rib of Adam, God created Eve, Mother of the human race: Children to conceive. Children of the mortal flesh, Those whom Satan claimed. Children of the covenant Who of God were named! Aged Sarah bore a son, Isaac, blessed of God; Through his line the covenant Would extend abroad. Jacob’s sons would […]

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My Mother

(written 1997, age 12) My mother is kind, And loving in every way, My mother is there, To listen to what we say. My mother hurries about, Doing what we ask, My mother listens to our needs, And hastens to do every task. But sometimes we do not listen, To what she has to say, […]

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Mother’s Day

Why do you honor Mom today? Because she gave you birth, Because she fed and clothed you, Does that comprise her worth? To fill this special place, That you might be instructed In His ways and by His grace. Her labors are not easy, Her griefs, oft hard to bear, Yet strengthened in her duty […]

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A Mother’s Love

My mother’s love is always there, Yes, always there with plenty to share, It’s there when I feel sad and lonely, It’s there when I too have love to share,   She cared for me as a tiny baby, Giving up precious sleep to answer my colicky screams, All that rocking and bouncing, ‘Till my […]

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Regarding the Virtuous Woman

Dear Editor, I appreciated your modern rendition of Proverbs 31 in your recent editorial. You have hit upon a frightening pattern in our churches; the denial and reversal of the God-ordained role of men and women. The future of our churches lies with our families and our children. Oh, that we would recognize how indispensable […]

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The Place of the Mother in the Home

Why is it so important for mom to be in the home? I would say the greatest reason is that children learn from example more than from word. Not always, but usually when a girl gets married and starts a home, she imitates the home she came from. That’s why when a young couple starts […]

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Mother’s Day

Why do you honor Mom today?  Because she gave you birth,  Because she fed and clothed you, Does that comprise her worth? Your Heavenly Father chose her  To fill this special place, That you might be instructed  In His ways and by His grace. Her labors are not easy, Her griefs, oft hard to bear, […]

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Mothers and Daughters: A Special Relationship

Christian mothers are rightly concerned regarding the growth and development of their daughters.  This is very true as regards their physical needs.  From infancy on we see to it that they are properly fed and receive good nourishment, we look after their clothing, we try to maintain a clean and happy home for them, when […]

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Proverbs For Young Pilgrims: Declaring Mother Happy

Prov. 31:28a Her children arise up, and call her blessed.   Mothers’ Day! Oh yes, we must get her a card. Without even thinking we have slipped into the commercialism of Mothers’ Day. Strange that the world promotes a Mothers’ Day and we in our ho-hum ways accept it. Strange because only the sanctified in […]

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There are various ways of stating a certain truth concerning growth in the Christian life. How many of these expressions have your heard? “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” “We are either progressing or retrogressing.” “No man is an island.” “The more you give, the more you receive.” “Eating without exercise kills a […]

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Teaching Children as Holy Mothers

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness… teachers of good things… that they may teach the young women to be sober, keepers at home,… that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2: 3-5. Paul is giving Titus instruction how to teach the different levels of church-saints in the […]

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No earthly suffering is judgment on me. What a wonderful, almost unbelievable statement! How incredible that I should experience no judgment on my sin! Can I believe that? “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…”  Romans 8:1 No condemnation! None! In the context of these articles, that means that […]

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Imperfect Mothers – Perfect Children

When I was a child, I had the opinion that my mother had to be the mother with the most faults of any mother in the world. I could have made a long list of grievances against her: She didn’t allow me to do this thing and that thing and twenty-four other things that my […]

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The Mother’s Influence in the Home

This is the day of infant nurseries, day care centers, and babysitters. More and more we hear how unfulfilling and boring a woman’s life, as homemaker and mother, is. After all, every woman has the right to be herself and find an exciting and rewarding career. And…who’s taking care of the children? According to an […]

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Workers at Home

“That aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of […]

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Working Mothers

The Beacon Lights’ staff asked me for a mother’s answer to the question: “Should mothers work outside the home?” Having abandoned two previous attempts, I’ll try this one last time to answer in such a way as to bring out the principle. I can’t, you can’t, no one can legislate things that pertain to a […]

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Mommy’s at Work

My name is Marcy, and tomorrow I am going to be six years old I asked my Daddy if I had to go to school, even on my birthday. You probably know what he said – “You can’t ever skip school, Marcy, unless you are sick.” Oh, well, I guess it doesn’t matter anyway, because […]

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In Praise of Mother

Only since I’ve had children of my own, and observed their mother in her work as a mother, have I begun to appreciate what a mother really is and what a tremendously high calling a mother has. It is rather common to think of mother as “just mom.” We take her pretty much for granted. […]

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Pre-School Preparation

Have you ever stopped to watch a little girl playing with her dolls, or a little boy playing with his trucks? My! how busy he is, putting himself wholeheartedly into his play. Yes, this is the nature of a child; what he does, he does wholeheartedly. It is for this reason that a child is […]

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Mother’s Day

Are you ever curious to know how special days originate? I am. I looked up the origin of this one. It seems to have had its beginning in England or amongst the Yugoslavs who, for many years, have set aside a Sunday for honoring mothers. In the U.S. the day received national recognition as recently […]

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