Dedicating and Dedicated

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord. – 1 Samuel 1:27-28  

Infertility plagued Hannah, who endured ongoing taunts about her childless state. So when God gave her Samuel, she fulfilled her promise and dedicated him (more…)

We Are Mothers

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. – 2 Timothy 1:5

We are mothers.

We are the ones who loved you before you were ever conceived. We are the ones who protected you, prayed over and sang to you even (more…)

A Mother’s Memories – on Wheels

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. – Psalm 127:3

This Mother’s Day weekend – when we also celebrate 28 years of marriage – is a bit of a bittersweet one. The mom in me feels as if we’re giving away more than 14 years of memories. It’s time to trade in our minivan.

This (more…)

Mockers and Brawlers

“I haven’t seen you before,” I said to the young women ringing up my groceries the other day. (I make it a point to build relationships with people wherever I go.)

“I usually work at the liquor store next door,” she said.

“That explains it,” I replied. “I don’t drink.”

“I don’t drink either, and I work at a liquor store!” she laughed.

I then (more…)