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MOTHER'S DAY: The pastor & his mother
Joe McKeever is like a lot of pastors who have been "particularly blessed by their mothers." Early on, he recalls, Lois Jane Kilgore McKeever made sure her six children were "freshly scrubbed" for the mile walk to church each Sunday. Read More
MOTHER'S DAY: A celebratory yet bruised heartFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Almost six months ago, God gave me the greatest gift I've ever received besides salvation and an amazing husband: a son.
Sheridan Steele Colter, born at 8 pounds and half an ounce after 30 hours of labor, is truly an answer to innumerable prayers. He is "my sunshine," and I'm continually in awe of the miracle of his life each time I whisper my love in his ear, stroke his strawberry-blonde hair and tickle his tiny toes. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Anxious mom, sovereign God
Melanie Lenow realizes she can't keep her children safe 100 percent of the time, "but I know God loves them even more than I do and whatever He chooses to allow in their lives is for the purpose of His glory." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: When Mommy loves Jesus more
Emily Jensen tells her oldest son why Jesus is "the person who Mommy loves more than anything else." To him, it may be a perplexing thing to hear "but ultimately, it's the greatest gift I can give because my love for Jesus impacts my heart and actions," Jensen writes. Read More
Mom finds missional purpose with childrenNORTH CAROLINA (BP) -- It was a Sunday School answer that would earn praise there. Be applauded at home. Chuckled at in a church service.
"Why are we here?" I said, whispering.
"To tell people about Jesus!" my three-year-old son trumpeted.
Lifting my eyes to the surrounding crowd, I remembered we were not standing in church pews but contorted in airplane aisles. The "here" I was referring to wasn't ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: I may not be there, but keep honoring moms
Seminary dean and "non-mom" Terri Stovall encourages pastors and churches to celebrate Mother's Day. While some women may be hurting from infertility or the loss of a child, Stovall writes, "You don't have to downplay the importance of mothers for our sakes. It is a high calling, one that is ordained by God and one that should always be honored." Read More
MOTHER'S DAY: Gratitude, sacrifice & humilityColumnist Gayla Grace shares three ways we can honor our mothers this Mother's Day. "Honoring our moms starts with a thankful heart for the role they've played in our lives," she writes. "I wouldn't be the person I am today without the influence of my mother." Read More
Great mothers in church historyNASHVILLE (BP) -- Augustine of Hippo is known by Christians the world over for standing against heresy in the fifth century and laying a foundation for the Protestant Reformation a thousand years later.
Lesser known is the fact that Augustine might never have become a Christian if not for his mother Monnica, who prayed for his salvation for years before eventually sailing from North Africa to Italy to beg her son to attend church. He honored her wishes and was saved when he heard the Gospel under the preaching of Ambrose of Milan. Read More