Tribute to Mothers
Mothers deserve praise! What makes mothers so special? What would you say about mothers? According to our Mother’s Day poetry contest winners, mothers are truly gifts from God. Thanks to all of you who entered! As I promised, here are the three winners of our poetry contest and their tributes to mothers.
When the weight of the world
is on my shoulders,
I turn to my right
and realize I’m not alone,
because she’s helping me carry it.
The stars are written in her eyes,
sunlight in her smile,
and I know for sure,
when this barren earth falls behind me,
she’ll be an angel waiting for me at heaven’s gate.
A mother’s love
is much like an arrow
and her precious child
is the bulls-eye.
Though she may not
be the best archer,
possess the steadiest hands,
or have precise aim,
she is persistent.
Even when the target is far off
or seems impossible to reach,
yes, she will persist.
- Kathy Jeffords
My mom has her tasks and her faults, but she is the best mom I’ve ever known…
Good Lord knows I’ve tried her patience, more than once or twice…
her enduring love shines forth every day, in little things and big, in her own way…
she’ll never preach a sermon, and
usually not dust a pew at church…
but her and God are well known to each other, they sit at each other’s perch…
she shares His love with family and friends, and often helps people on the mends…
she’s the best Mom I’ve ever known!
-Dani S. Lacy
Biblical Praise for Mothers
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise (Proverbs 31:30, 31, NLT).
Winners of Poems for Mothers
Congratulations to Caroline, Kathy, and Dani! The three winners above will receive their choice of one of my devotional books: Day-votions® for Women, Day-votions® for Mothers, or Day-votions® for Grandmothers.
It’s Your Turn to Share Your Comments Below
What about you? The contest is over, but I’d still love to hear more tributes to mothers. What made (makes) your mom so special to you? In a brief sentence or two, tell us why mothers (in general or your own) are so special. Leave your comments below. Your words might encourage someone today! You will not be hounded, prodded, or automatically added to my mailing list if you do so. Feel free to email this Christian blog to someone or to re-post on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media, using the buttons below, or to “like” it below or on my Facebook networked blog. If you’re reading this via newsletter you can always “share” my blogs from the large buttons at the end of each blog on my website. If you want to re-post any of my blogs on your own blog or website, please contact me for permission first. And if you’d like to, you can sign up for my blog/newsletter and updates at the top of this website page/sidebar. Your e-mail address will never be sold or given to anyone!