Contributed by Troy Borst on May 10, 2001
OPENING ILLUSTRATION… Mother’s Day Background, Pulpit Helps 1991
It was a woman named Anna M. Jarvis who first suggested the national observance of an annual day honoring all mothers because she had loved her own mother so dearly. At a memorial service for her mother on May 10, 1908, Miss
Contributed by Jan Spencer on Mar 19, 2002
WHAT IS A MOTHER?
Somewhere between the youthful energy of a teenager and the golden years of a woman’s life, there lives a marvelous and loving person known as "Mother."
A mother is a curious mixture of patience, kindness, understanding, discipline, industriousness, purity and love.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2002
THE EVOLUTION OF MOTHERS
Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child is different from having the first.
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your
Contributed by Bruce Landry on May 11, 2002
A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away...
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 21, 2004
A MOTHER'S LOVE
One of the most touching elements of the film "The Passion of the Christ" is the mother-son relationship. Every mother can relate to Mary’s total commitment to her son. Here’s the story of a modern day mother and her love for her son, as told by one member of the staff at Campus
"The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom."
~By Henry Ward
The Meanest Mother
We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from
Contributed by Scott Malone on Apr 5, 2005
A Mother’s Influence
I took a piece of plastic clay
And idly fashioned it one day;
And as my fingers pressed it still
It moved and yielded at my will.
I came again when days were past,
The form I gave it still it bore,
And as my fingers pressed it still,
I could change that form no more.
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jun 17, 2003
FOR YOU, MOTHER
This is for all the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf full of Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, "It’s OK honey, Mommy’s here."
This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 1, 2005
“A Mother’s Touch”
A wounded soldier returned from Viet Nam. He was in critical condition. He was blind, his mind was clouded, and his body was mangled. His mother traveled over 2,000 miles to be by his bedside. As soon as she entered the hospital room she laid her hands on his brow without
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 2, 2005
A MOTHER TO GREATNESS
John Merrill writes this:
"A young, awkward boy grew up in southern California, plagued by a learning disability that in later years would be called dyslexia. But with his mother’s encouragement and admonishment, he became a strong and capable leader.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
WHOM DOES A MOTHER SERVE?
Mother...a quiet servant of necessity...doing the work no on would notice or thank her for--no one, that is, except Him to whom it could be offered as a daily sacrifice of love.
Contributed by Jan Spencer on Mar 19, 2002
The quickest way for a mother to get the attention of her children is to sit down and look comfortable.
Mothers can have a few minutes to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2002
FROM MY MOTHER
From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.
Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
SOURCE: Celebrating Mothers, A book of
Contributed by Jerry Fenter on May 23, 2002
Back in the days of desegregation a mother nervously awaited her daughter’s return from the first day of school. When she arrived the mother quickly asked, “How was it?” The little white girl said, “Mommy, I sat next to a black girl all day.” The mom said, “What
TEN SIGNS OF A FRUSTRATED MOTHER
1. Your children know how to read HTML code but can’t operate a vacuum cleaner.
2. Your children tell you that you said "yes" and you don’t even remember the question.
3. You go to the grocery store and find yourself having a good time.
4. Your husband asks
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2002
MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS
What NOT to Buy Your Wife: Although the only person a man usually shops for is his wife, the whole experience is a stressful one. Many a man has felt extreme frigid temperatures for a long period based on a poor present decision. As a veteran of these wars, I’m still not
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 24, 2002
MARY MOTHER OF JESUS
A capable journalist-author named Jim Bishop wrote a fairly reliable analysis of Jesus’ birth in his book, The Day Christ Was Born. His description of Mary, the young mother-to-be, bears repeating:
She no longer noticed the chafe of the goatskin against her
Contributed by Ryan Yandris on Mar 8, 2003
ORPHANED GIRL AND WOUNDED MOTHER
One day a little orphan girl who was about 5 years old had a visitor. The Nurse had pre warned the child that this wasn’t just any visitor. It was a lady who had severely crippled her back and her hands were withered. Her whole body was scared with deep wounds
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2004
WHAT DO MOTHERS WANT?
Maggie Gallagher is President of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy and a co-author of The Case for Marriage.
As an early-forties mom, she is beginning to regret the children that she never had. She always wanted four, but career and life left her with two.