By Carolyn Tomlin
Contributing Writer, B&R
Observing my own mother and others, I often wondered about the responsibility that goes with rearing a child. And how did they find the energy to teach a youngster all the important things for life? After all, the period of childhood is so brief and there is so much to learn.
In conversation with numerous Christian mothers, I developed a wish list where many of the issues we need to teach fall into these categories. As Mother’s Day approaches on May 9, consider these three issues.
Serve others. I’m reminded of a news story where a woman showed up to wash dishes for a family who lost a loved one. She didn’t say, “Call me if there is anything I can do.” Instead, she showed up. Perhaps we all need to “just show up,” more often. [Read more…]