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Happy Mother’s Day!

On this day many in America will be honoring their mothers.  As Christians we must live out what God wants that we honor our parents.

I know Resurrection Sunday/Easter was last month but I’m still on a spiritual high after preaching the whole month of April on the death and resurrection of Christ.  There’s some famous final words of Jesus on the cross.

But I think there’s one set that we often miss over.  And its totally appropriate on Mother’s Day.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there!

“Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her” (Proverbs 31:28-29)

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Preparing for Motherhood

Preparing for Motherhood : The Inside Scoop on Your New Job

A useful little book that I got for the expecting mothers in our church, it is a useful tool as a pastor to use and pre-birth counseling.  It is short and readable and great to prompt discussion.  I appreciated the author’s emphasis on praying before the baby arrives.  The main emphasis of the book is actually on praying but it touches on different prayers for the parents-to-be and the baby.  Has practical wisdom here and there but always a reminder to the reader that the primary concern for a new parent for their child ought to be spiritual.  How I used it in our church is to have the couple highlight two or three things from it so that we can share about what they learn and also the couple’s discussion generated from the book.  A helpful resource.

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