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Happy Mother’s Day

 

Proverbs 31: 25-30 Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared]. She opens her mouth in [skillful and godly] wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue [giving counsel and instruction]. She looks well to how things go in her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired); Her husband also, and he praises her, saying, “Many daughters have done nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], But you excel them all.” Charm and grace are deceptive, and [superficial] beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord [reverently worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect], she shall be praised.

I do not know anything that is more precious than a Mother.  The giver and sustainer of life, she nourishes the body and soul, a pillar of strength and humility, Mother is the only one who can soothe the hurt, ease the pain, impart wisdom, and encourage you to chase your dreams simultaneously.  

Mother is a rare breed and unique calling and those that are so blessed sacrifice much and receive far too little praise.  She is guided by faith, cloaked in honor, her influence transcends time and space, a humble spirit never seeking accolades or recognition, and her greatest success is to see her children blessed.  Mothers have a special gift and can literally bring heaven to earth!

Today and every day, I am so thankful for my very own Mother whom I adore and cherish and has shown me what love looks like.  A quiet woman with an unyielding will, my Mother has exemplified a Godly Mother in more ways than one and for that, I am earthly thankful and eternally blessed.  And to my Angel Mother, my Mother-In-Law… if only I could thank you for the blessing of my wife and all you have given me from Heaven above.  Thank you for loving me enough to orchestrate this union.  I can never express enough the love I have for you and all you mean to me.  To my Grandmothers, thank you for being the rocks of our family and for demonstrating the power of a praying woman!  Because of you I now know what the fervent prayer of a righteous person looks like.  Thank you keeping me safe even when I strayed.  To my aunts, godmothers, and every mother-figure that has poured into my life and loved me as their own, thank you.  I am who I am because of you and the sacrifices you have made, the love you have shown, and the wisdom you have instilled.  

Happy Mother’s Day to you ALL!

Definitely… Without a shadow of a doubt… 100% bonafide and true, God blessed us all when He made you

God took a look at His masterpiece, broke the mold and threw out the design

Said to Himself, this is beauty personified, magnificence divine

Delighted in His work, He breathe life into you and said go shine…  ©BrotherWord

Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Eagle

When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty, trust Him fully because two things can happen.  Either He can catch you when you fall or He will teach you how to fly!

Are you familiar with the story of the mother eagle?  She provides a nest for her eaglets, nurturing them, feeding them, protecting, and ensuring that they are well taken care of and have an opportunity to grow and experience what life has to offer.  But this is not a lifelong setting and soon the realities of life start to unfold.  Soon the mother eagle will take her offspring in her mouth, fly out the nest and release them!  As the baby eagle begins to descend, she swoops in, catching them and returning them to the nest.  The process is repeated over and over and she begins to disassemble the nest in the process as well.  

The purpose is multi-faceted:

1.) Encourage the offspring to fly and fulfill their potential.  By dropping them, they quickly learn how fleeing life can be and how at a moment’s notice you could be sitting up high and have it all come tumbling down.  In order to soar in life, you have to spread your wings and fly.

2.) To show them that life is not about being comfortable and no matter how much others may provide a comfortable environment, at some point each of us has to leave home and discover our own paths.

3.) That no matter how far we fall, those that love us and care about us will be there to catch us no matter what.  We all will fall short and at one point or another come crashing down, but there will still be those who care who will be there to soften the blow and rescue us for certain doom.

4.) To not be afraid of our potential and even if we are afraid, to overcome it.  We each have to discover who we are and what we are capable of and the only way to do that is my stepping out on faith!

Like the eaglets, many of us want to be at ease, no difficulties, and coasting through life, but it is the challenges of life that shape us and mold us into who we are destined to become.  Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  

The challenge today is to let go of anything or anyone that is holding you back, anything that is stopping your from fulfilling your destiny, anything that is prevented you from spreading your wings and flying.  If it is not challenging you, it is not growing you, and anything that is not growing you is causing you to become stagnant and decay.  As uncomfortable and frightening as the ledge may seem, it isn’t until you take that leap that you realize you don’t have to fall, but instead roam the sky and discover new horizons.

“In the ashes of adversity, lies opportunity.” ~ S.L. Coelho

Your Presence is the Present

 

BrotherWord - Presence

There is nothing in this world that can replace the presence of a parent in their child’s life.  Too often the chaos of hectic schedules and daily distractions are used to justify why many kids are not provided with the attention and structure they so desperately seek and need.  Far worse is that it is underestimated and overlooked how much the absence and lack of presence of a parent in a child’s life has residual effects that spread throughout every facet of life, both short-term and long-term. (more…)

Happy Mother’s Day!

BrotherWord - Happy Mother's Day

One Bad Mother

Since the beginning of time you’ve shined like the morning sun, watched over and protected us like a full moon

Helped raise and nurture men from sons, daughters you’ve cultivated and groom

Never given a blueprint, manuscript, or instructions to follow or sample,

Ma’Dear, Big Mama, and Mommy was how you learned, they were your example

The heart and backbone of the family, quiet security and insurmountable strength

More power than a 100 armies, a will than can never be bent

Don’t believe me, go after her offspring and watch this Mama bear, this lioness attack

Or witness the miracle of birth and see this wonder woman bounce right back

CONTINUE READING: One Bad Mother

Ask BrotherWord

 

Ask BrotherWord - Baby Fever

Dear BrotherWord,

Where do I begin?  Long story short, I want a baby and I know my husband doesn’t.  He will flip if I confront him about it.  We’ve been married 6 years now and when we began dating we both decided that kids were not what we wanted.  He’s 9 years older than me and already has an adult daughter from a previous relationship.  I was focused on my career, seeking a stable partner in life, and didn’t want the responsibilities and burdens of rearing a child. I wanted the freedom to travel, shop, do nothing if I so chose, so when my husband and I started dating, it was the ideal situation.  I’ve grown used to the freedom, but now I have the “itch.”  My co-workers are always parading their kids around and showing pictures from their kids’ functions.  All but one of my girlfriends is a mother now and they go on and on about the joy of motherhood.  Now I feel as if I’m missing out on something and I’ve been selfish.  I want to feel and have what they have… but how do I convince my husband?  Please help.

Sincerely,

Baby Fever

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