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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: Anxious mom, sovereign God

    by Melanie Lenow, posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    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

    by Emily Jensen, posted Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

    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 children

    by Amy M. King, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NORTH 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

    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