Saturday, May 7, 2016
Some encouragement for this Mother's Day weekend:
F.W. Farrar (1831 - 1903), Dean of Canterbury said this about his own dear mother:
"My mother's habit was, every day, immediately after breakfast to withdraw for an hour in reading her Bible, in meditation and in prayer. From that hour, as from a pure fountain, she drew the strength and sweetness which enabled her to fulfill all her duties and to remain unruffled by all the worries and pettiness which are so often the intolerable trial of narrow neighborhoods."
"As I think of her life and of all it had to bear, I see the absolute triumph of Christian grace in the lovely ideal of a Christian lady. I never saw her temper disturbed; I never heard her speak one word of anger or of calumny [slander] or of idle gossip. I never observed in her any sign of a single sentiment unbecoming to a soul which had drunk of the river of the water of life and which had fed upon manna in the barren wilderness."
D. L. Moody said of his mother:
"It is a great honor to be the son of such a mother. I could not praise her enough."
Theodore Roosevelt said this:
"The woman's task is never easy - no task worth doing is easy - but in doing it, and when she has done it, there shall come to her the highest and holiest joy known to mankind; and having done it, she shall have the reward prophesied in Scripture; for her husband and her children, yes, and all people who realize that her work lies at the very fountain of all national happiness and greatness, shall rise up and call her blessed."
(These quotes are from the book, "Great Preaching on Mothers" compiled by Dr. Curtis Hutson, published in 1988.)
Each year, as Mother's Day approaches, I like to study inspiring works that encourage mothers to do their best.
This is a time to reflect and to seek heavenly ideals.
It is a time to be grateful to have the privilege and honor of being a mother.
It is a great work!
Happy Mother's Day!
Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."
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