Mother

Whether you call her Mom, Mama, Ma, or your own pet name, your mother is a precious woman because she gave you the ultimate gift--your life.
An artist's rendering of a woman sleeping on the left and a hand reaching for the doorknob on right.
God's Grace

Her Mother's Prayers Kept Her Safe

When her building in New York City was robbed, her room was miraculously skipped. 

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Woman helping her baby walk
God's Grace

Mother Knows Best: Mystical Mother-and-Child Experiences

Anyone who’s tried to hide something from their mother knows that “mother’s intuition” is no joke. If I’m having a bad day and my mom calls, she can tell as soon as I say “hello.” Immediately, she’ll ask what’s wrong. Every single time. I’ve asked her before how she can tell. I can hear my own voice—I know I don’t sound any different than usual. “It’s just a feeling,” she always says.

But it may be something more.  Research suggests that a mother’s connection to her child goes far beyond the “ordinary” and into the “extraordinary.” Here are eight incredible Mysterious Ways stories that illustrate the powerful connection mothers share with their children.

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Katie Brown
Children

Katie Brown: A Mother’s Prayer Answered

The popular TV host feared she was not up to the task of helping her adopted daughter overcome the obstacles she would face. An empathetic doctor showed her otherwise.

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Tonya May Avent
Teenagers

She Learned to Focus on Her Daughter, Not Sports

Her daughter, Kennedi, is a talented track athlete, but Tonya May Avent came to realize her focus on Kennedi's athletic success was misplaced.

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A song of love for a mom
How to Pray

A Surprising Song at a Mom’s Funeral

To sing is to pray twice, even with a tune from a beloved movie musical.

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Praying for others when you're scared
How to Pray

How to Pray for Others When You’re Scared

As a mom worries about her son’s possible exposure to Coronavirus, she realizes whom she must pray for.

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Christy Johnson (left) with daughter Brittany
Adult Children

She Learned to Focus on Loving—Not Judging—Her Daughter

Could this conservative Christian mother come to terms with the fact that her daughter was a lesbian?

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Egli and her daughter, Natalia, in autumn 2019
Living With Cancer

Her Daughter's Courage in Facing Cancer Bolstered Her Faith

This mother was inspired by her child’s insistence on living life to the fullest, despite multiple cancer diagnoses.

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A Sign from Heaven Comforted Her During Her Illness
God's Grace

A Sign from Heaven Comforted Her During Her Illness

A garage sale find turned out to be a message from her mother. 

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A Mysterious Scent from Above
God's Grace

A Mysterious Scent from Above

She worried about her late mother everyday, then she received a reassuring sign. 

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