Happy 79th Birthday to my Mom!!
I long to honour my mom whenever possible because, even though everything in Scripture says she should be served by the Church, my mom seeks and lives to serve Jesus and His church with no expectation of return.
Recently, she’s struggled with some upper respiratory issues, and had to be the recipient of others’ servitude. But she felt so uncomfortable with that! She prays to be fully restored and back on her feet, so she can serve, minister, and fellowship to and with others! That’s just one of the reasons I love her so much!!
The following is a repost from her birthday two years ago, but it’s as true today as it was then:
Me and my Mom
Let me introduce you to my mom–not back to when I (or she) was a child, but who she is Today–at 77 years old:
- She joins others at her church several mornings a week to intercede for their pastor, the country, church family, own family, and many other needs.
- Several years ago she started a Bible Study in her home–and 5 years later, several precious and faithful women still gather together every Monday night to study God’s Word.
- She serves on her church’s Mission Committee, corresponding with a LOT of missionaries and their families; sends them cards for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, and keeps them apprised of church events/issues at home. She also helps plan the annual Missions Conference–contacts missionaries, compiles names of those attending, and helps plan events throughout the week.
- Four years ago, she started a puppet show ministry, using Bible Stories she wrote for children. Along with other extremely devoted friends from her church, the “Gospel Tellers’ was formed. They present fun and Scriptural puppet/flannel shows 3-4 times a month at various shelters in the Phoenix area. And the best part–through these shows, hundreds of children, moms and dads, have come to know Jesus as their Saviour!!
This list doesn’t do her justice, because what really sets her apart is her spirit, her example, and her love for Jesus. And….she’s my mom!
“Her children rise up and bless her!”
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised!! ”
Prov. 31:28, 30