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  • MOTHER'S DAY: The pastor & his mother

    by Joe McKeever, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    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 heart

    by Sharayah Colter, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    FORT 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: Suffering & endurance

    by Susie Hawkins, posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    A severe injury to her grandson's eye has given Susie Hawkins and her family a deepened awareness of the biblical truth in James 1:3-4 that "the testing of your faith produces endurance … so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: I may not be there, but keep honoring moms

    by Terri Stovall, posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    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 & humility

    by Gayla Grace, posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Columnist 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 history

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Graphic by Laura Erlanson
    NASHVILLE (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