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.

-Caroline Aung


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 FacebookTwitter, 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!

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5 Responses to “Tribute to Mothers”

  1. Mary Townsend on May 12th, 2013 7:12 pm

    My mother is like Peter to the church to our family. Although my dad is the patriarch and filled with faith in following God…she is our rock of faith! She loves us unconditionally and has taught us to love the Lord. Every day for all of our lives and probably most of her 83 years, she has reminded us that “God is good!” She is a model of Jesus’ love for all and for seeking Him in all we do. I wish I had been all of that to my own children when they were young. She taught me it was never too late and in their later years I have been able to share my faith to encourage them to seek a deeper relationship with Jesus! Happy Mothers day to all mothers everywhere! May the Lord bless us with knowledge and the wisdom to use that knowledge to know love and serve the Lord in our families, our communities, our nation, and the world. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  2. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on May 13th, 2013 1:22 pm

    Thans, Mary, for those encouraging and powerful words about your mother.

  3. NS Murty on November 24th, 2013 12:50 pm

    I liked the poem by Caroline Aung. Just beautiful.

    Tomorrow is my mother’s annual ceremony. I wanted to put something for my mother and I chanced upon your blog and this poem.

    In anticipation of your permission, I shall be translating this poem into Telugu, the second larget spoken language in India, and post it today.
    I shall duly acknowledge your blog and provide link to it in appreciation of your gesture.
    Should there be any reservations, please let me know. I shall delete the post.
    with best regards
    NS Murty

  4. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 24th, 2013 2:59 pm

    Dear NS Murty, Thanks for your inquiry. I’m glad you liked the poem on my blog. However, that poem belongs to the author of the poet, Caroline Aung, so I cannot grant that permission. I am not at liberty to disclose the contact information of the poet. Legally, you probably need to remove the post. Blessings.

  5. NS Murty on November 26th, 2013 1:33 pm

    Dear Rebecca Barlow Jordan,

    I have deleted the post in my blog yesterday itself immediately after seeing your response here. While deleting the post, I also lost the link to your blog and so I could not inform you. Thanks for your letter to my mail id through which I could reach you again.

    My sincere congrats to Caroline Aung for such a nice poem. I regret I could not introduce her to my readers.
    with very best regards
    NS Murty

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