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A Mama Knows Best, So Let’s Let Her Decide
Originally Posted: 05/11/2015 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Not every mother gets the chance to do what she knows is best for herself and her family. A mama knows the difference between a playful coo and a hungry whimper, or between a real ...

How Moms Set Children’s Spiritual Compass and Why it Matters
Originally Posted: 05/08/2015 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Children don’t just inherit parents’ spirituality, says psychologist Lisa Miller in her new book, The Spiritual Child. She writes that the essential sense of a transcendent power in the world — one that will l ...

Weekly Wrap 5.8.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 05/08/2015 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

The suffering of many on Mother's Day ... the Onion is not a joke ... the price of nice nails ... and more in the Weekly Wrap! 1. We’ve Been Here Before: Charges Don’ ...

Dr. Montessori’s Struggle to Balance Career and Motherhood
Originally Posted: 05/08/2015 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

All moms know that we will make mistakes, especially in difficult situations, but Maria’s choice reminds us that the story of a mother and child isn’t over until love writes the ending. ...

For the Mothers Whose Children Won't Come Back
Originally Posted: 05/08/2015 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Of the 1,217 deadly police shootings that occurred from 2010-2012, men of color between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while the rate for white males the same age was only 1.4 ...

For Mother’s Day, a Place to Mourn the Babies Who Never Came Home
Originally Posted: 05/06/2015 - 4:47pm | Type: Blog

Most Holy Redeemer’s Remembrance Garden honors the youngest of lost lives, and comforts young, recently bereaved parents. The night she miscarried in 1968, Dorothy Caruso remember ...

Tell Me About Eternity: A Reflection on Mothers, Death, and God’s Love
Originally Posted: 05/05/2015 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

All I know is that nothing can separate us from the eternal love of God. Knowing that, I think, is enough. We sat there staring at her mother’s 92 year old lifeless body. After t ...

Smiles from the Inside
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels The Za'atari refugee camp is the fourth largest city in Jordan. I'M DREAMING. Ten youn ...

The Many Ways to Love Like a Mother
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

The example mothers in Scripture do not lead caricatured lives of middle-class homemakers living a life of Pinterest or of super-career woman balancing family and economic kingdom building. Instead they are en ...

How to Love Like a Mother
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

I believe that what we need in our churches and our schools and our homes and our public squares is a kind of love that looks something like a mother’s love. In my Santa Barbara ...

A Mother's Love
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday Kay Stewart shared this poem at the cemetery as we laid to rest the ashes of her first-born daughter Katherine (“Katie”). Yesterday Kay Stewart shared this at the c ...

A Mother’s Day for Peace in our Cities
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

This Mother's Day, remember Howe’s words: “Disarm! Disarm! The sword [or gun] of murder is not the balance of justice." Ask yourself, "What can I do to sow seeds of peace in an atmosphere of vio ...

Mothers Day: The Most Painful Holiday of the Year
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

In an effort to praise and empower marriage, healthy parenting, families, and the sanctity of life, Christian subculture often mistakenly and unintentionally alienates those around us — especially women, ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Mothers Day Links: awkward photos of mothers -- the daughters that span six generations -- ways to improve Mother's Day -- things you're mom is too old to be doing. Plus other links from This America ...

I Am My Mother's Daughter (Thanks Be to God)
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

When asked to describe my mother, Helen, my usual answer is: Queen Esther in espadrilles and a matching purse. Esther comes to mind when I think of Mom because she was fiercely loyal, smart, determined, brave ...

Justin Bieber Thanks His Mother for Faith, Strength (and Helps Single Moms While He's At It)
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

You might not be a fan of Justin Bieber, but I'm willing to bet there's at least one young person in your life who is. And while it may be hard for us adults to believe, young Bieber, the Canadian po ...

Mom: Prayer, Pure Sweetness and No Nudity Involved
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

“Get working on your prayer life,” I told myself. I knew what made my mother who she was. She was close to very few people. But she was close to God. Whatever character defects my mother started out with, the ...

Mother's Week: My First Mother's Day
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

This is my first Mother’s Day as a mom, and you know what the best part is? I get to celebrate and sleep through the night. This is my first Mother’s Day as a mom, and you know w ...

Mother's Week: Standing Up for Fairness
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

My family has health insurance in part because we have been given advantages due to racial identity, family networking, and being part of the 1 percent. All of these things have worked specifically in my favor ...

A Gift for Mother’s Day
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

For those of us whose mothers have gone to be with God, Mother’s Day is a poignant reminder of loss. It’s a day of prayer, reflection and thanksgiving for our mothers, for the love and nurture we received from ...

Mother's Day: A Legacy of Wisdom and Strength
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

Sharing stories of my own mother and the ways she taught and encouraged me feels like the best way to honor her on Mother's Day. This is my 19th Mother's Day without my ...

Mother's Day: Supporting All Women
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Whenever there’s talk about honoring mothers and motherhood, I’m always looking for how we as individuals and a society will support the women—of any race, creed, or orientation--who have to scoop up their chi ...

Faith in Action: One Man’s Quest for Safe Births in Sudan
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

This is the story of a health worker in South Sudan who is fighting for change and finding strength in his faith. Soon it will be Mother’s Day in the United States. For most ...