Where Would We Be Without Mothers? (Book Giveaway and Poetry Contest)



In Honor of Mother’s Day

Instead of a devotion today, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re having a poetry contest. I’d love to feature one of your own poems about mothers. Send me a poem you’ve written about mothers, rhymed or prose, no longer than 100 words. It must be original, and make sure that you own all rights to your poem, even if it was previously published.

How Do I Enter?

To qualify for and to enter the contest, you’ll need to first leave a comment on today’s blog in the comments section below, telling me one character trait you love (d) most about your mother. Then send me your poem single-spaced in the message form on my website Contact Page. Please do not post your poem in the blog comments section below, or it will be removed. The deadline for your entry is Friday, May 10, 2013.

What Will I Win?

It’s book giveaway time again. I love to give away books! The winners of the best three poems will receive their choice of one of my Day-votions® books: Day-votions® for Women, Day-votions for Mothers®, or Day-votions for Grandmothers®. Anyone can submit a poem (one only), but I can only send books to those in the U.S.

Will the Poem Still Be Mine?

The poem belongs to you and will carry your byline. I will choose three winners and will post those poems on my blog in two weeks. Remember that my blogs are available for re-posting on facebook or other social media, only when the entire blog is used. My blogs in their entirety cannot be re-posted on another blog site without my permission. Your poem is yours to do with as you wish after it’s posted on my blog (or even if it’s not used).

Where Would We Be Without Mothers?

Have you ever thought about where we would be without our mothers? By birth or adoption, we owe so much to the mothers who prayed us through the years, loved us through our tears, and who gave us wings to fly. If you had (have) a Christian mom, you are blessed indeed!

My Poem about Mothers

In addition to inspirational books and devotions, I love writing poetry and greeting cards. But here is a simple poem I wrote a few years ago about mothers.

 Where Would We Be Without Mothers?


 Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Where would we be

without mothers today

or their faithful prayers

that hedge up our way?

Where would we be

without their tender compassion?

Who would teach us that kindness

is always in fashion?

Where would we be

without our mothers?

Who would model the joy

of loving others?

What would we do

without angels like them—

these gifts from the Father

who remind us of Him?

Don’t…fail to bless your mother (Proverbs 30:11, MSG).

My Prayer for You, as Mothers

Lord, where would we be without our mothers and grandmothers? Bless every mom and grandmom. Give them a special touch from heaven, and help them feel your love in amazing ways. For all the work they do, and all the time they spend making home a place where we are accepted and loved, we give You thanks, Lord. We honor them, not just at Mother’s Day, but throughout the year. May their days be filled with the peace of Your presence, and the joy of Your love daily.

Now It’s Your Turn

It’s your turn now to write your own, original poem about your mom, or about mothers in general. First leave a comment in the section below: tell me one character trait you loved most about your mother. Then send your original poem about mothers through the message form on my Contact Page. Then keep watching to see if you’re one of the winners!


Send me a quick note, and I’ll answer any questions you might have about the contest. I know your comments and poetry will encourage many.

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8 Responses to “Where Would We Be Without Mothers? (Book Giveaway and Poetry Contest)”

  1. Reuben Ipinyomi on April 29th, 2013 8:27 am

    I appreciate all the e-mails I received from this service with thanks

  2. dani l on April 29th, 2013 6:37 pm

    one thing I always have loved about my Mom is her enduring love and patience…

  3. Deborrah Ann Stenbeg on May 1st, 2013 2:29 am

    My mothers unconditional love for all the years she was living gave me an inspirational courage and the strength to survive even through the most difficult settings.

  4. Kathy on May 7th, 2013 9:07 am

    The trait I love most about my mom is that she is always, without fail, there for me. Always.

  5. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on May 7th, 2013 10:13 am

    Thank you, Reuben. I’m glad the messages in the blogs are ministering to you.

  6. Mary Townsend on May 7th, 2013 9:42 pm

    My mom loves her children and grandchildren so much. Her faith in our Lord is unconditional and endless. When Jesus told us to love one another as He loves us…that is how my mom loves her family and everyone. She sees Jesus in everyone! I thank God for my mother! She is truly a blessing to all she meets!

  7. Caroline Aung on May 10th, 2013 9:34 pm

    My mom is always there for me – to laugh with me and to cry with me. And to express my love for her, I wrote her this poem.

  8. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on May 13th, 2013 1:26 pm

    Thanks to all who sent me poems and/or offered comments about their moms. The poems were great, and we have picked the winners, so be sure and check to see who won at http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/where-would-we-be-without-mothers-book-giveawaypoetry-contest/.

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