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Summary: Lessons from mom and how they applied to my life

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Lessons I Didn’t Know I Learned

Part 2

June 27,2004

PP-Picture with Kimberly

I- Mom taught the value of a job well done.

* Sharing bed with David

*Breaking Uncle Henry’s Bed

Mom’s response: “I hope you are satisfied”

Whatever you do, go the extra mile.

* Mom always goes out of her way to do thoughtful things.

Kimberly’s slippers and purse; gifts for kids

“Whatever you do, do well”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NLT)

Learn to appreciate the efforts of others.

2- Mom taught me the value of church.

PP- Picture of Family Early Years

*I had to like church because I was left there so often.

*Mom made sure we were there, dressed nice, every Sunday.

Teaches Sunday School

*David and me leave VBS

Children learn what parents model.

“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7(NLT)

*Walks and talks with Mom; Talk every Wednesday night on way home from church.

3- Mom taught me justice

PP- Pictures of John and Zach

*When you grow up, I hope you have a son just like you.

*giggles when I tell her about Zach

Love is the strongest bond.

“(Love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails.” I Cor. 13:7-8A(NIV)

“Her children arise and call her blessed.” Prov.31:28A(NIV)

PP-picture of Mamie and Charles

PP- picture of Mamie and Charles and Kids

PP- picture of Mamie and Charles/Kids/grandkids

4- Mom taught me the value of forgiveness.

*Mom has made her mistakes and I have made mine. But, those are buried in the past.

*Mom seemed to always give more grace than she got. Sometimes she got the short end of the stick, but she always held on to the relationship.

“You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13(NLT)

Learn to give more grace than you receive from others.


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