You Are a World Changer!

This Sunday, May 12, 2019, is Mother’s Day! 

Mother’s Day is traditionally the one day a year that is set aside to honor those who wipe the noses, deal with the tantrums and fold the laundry of the next generation. 

In honor of mothers, I thought that I would share with you all an excerpt from the book that I believe that I was born to write. It is a book that has been in my heart since January 29, 1981 when I gave birth to my first son.  But I waited to write it until I had decades of motherhood under my belt.

I wanted my voice to matter and to hold some gravitas to it when I at long last wrote the book on motherhood.

“Older women, likewise, are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being submissive to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” – Titus 2:3-5

Now … if you are not a mother … read this blog and thank the Lord that you had a mother even with all of her flaws and her faults!

If you are not a mom … read this blog and thank a woman who is a mother and applaud her efforts at parenting!

If your mom is in heaven – spend some time remembering her and the love that you shared.

If you had a difficult relationship with your mother – then be the mother that you wish you had!

If you are a mom … put your feet up … fix yourself a cup of coffee … and enjoy this blog because Mom … this one’s for YOU!

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God chooses the moment in history into which an ordinary woman is born. God knew that I would be born in the middle part of the 20th century when women were beginning to roar. The battle of the sexes was being fought in the boardroom, in the courtroom and in the classroom. 

The feminists of my generation were burning their bras while I sat nursing and rocking. 

Women were shattering the glass ceiling while I was wiping up spilled milk from my kitchen floor. 

Women were infiltrating the network news while I was reading “The Little Engine that Could” to toddlers who listened to my every word. 

Now we are well into the days of the 21st Century and more than ever the identity and the call of women is being fought for. 

I certainly believe that a woman is as capable as a man to accomplish great things in life. I believe that a woman should be well educated and that her pay should be commensurate with the male counterparts in her profession. 

But I also believe, even though it might seem politically incorrect to you, that God created men and women with certain inherent differences. I am not ashamed nor am I embarrassed by these differences but I choose to celebrate those determining factors! 

Do you want to know what I believe at the very core of my being? 

I believe that the words “maternal” and “powerful” are not mutually exclusive but they create a glorious harmony that the world is waiting to hear! 

I was born at this time in history for a divine reason and I won’t keep silent! 

I will call the women under my watch to fulfill their destiny in Christ and to shun the call of the culture.  

The culture in which you live should have no determination and no deciding voice in your destiny! Every drop of purpose and circumstance that you choose to walk in should be actuated by the principles found in the Word of God. 

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You are a world changer, dear mother! You, with baby spit- up on your shoulder and circles under your eyes ... you are a world-changer! 

You are a history maker, sweet mama.You, with a pile of dishes in the kitchen sink and a mountain of laundry waiting to be folded ... you are a history maker! 

You are a woman of unmatched influence, dear mother! 

You, with the cry of a colicky baby in the air and the tantrums of a two- year old as daily are a woman of unmatched influence! 

You ARE the woman’s movement, purveyors of the next generation!  

And so I challenge you today to enjoy the journey. Enjoy every moment of outrageous Godliness and sweet strength that this job requires.

Love your life and celebrate with ferocity and with joy the little ones who call you “Mom”. 

“She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. 

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and bless her!” Proverbs 31:26-28a 

Thanks for listening to my heart this week.  As you know by now, my heart is truly not a perfect heart but it is a heart that is filled to overflowing with gratitude for the life I have been given and for the people who walk with me.  And, it continues to be a heart that is relentlessly chasing after God and all that He is!