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.
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Bible Resources

Inspiring Mothers of the Bible

To commemorate Mother's Day, we're paying tribute to some of the most inspiring matriarchal figures in the Bible, from Eve, the Mother of Humanity, to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

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Parenting

Inspiring Quotes about Mothers

What can we say about mothers?  As Mother's Day approaches, enjoy these inspiring (sometimes funny) thoughts on moms, from everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Maya Angelou. 

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Guideposts: Rose Burns on her inspiring rafting adventure
Coping With Grief

Words of Wisdom from Mother to Son

In his story for the February-March 2016 issue of Mysterious Ways, Michael Burns writes of discovering, shortly after her passing, an inspiring essay his late mother had written. Here is that essay in its entirety.

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As a parent, don't expect perfection from your kids--or yourself.
Parenting

Breaking the Mother’s Curse…

Don’t expect perfection from your kids–or yourself.

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The sacrifices and rewards of motherhood.
Parenting

What We Give–and Receive–as Mothers

As a mom, you give from the soul's deepest place. And the reward is sweet.

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Our Angel Mothers Angels on Earth Magazine Cover
Angels

Our Angel Mothers

One essential thing brings two colleagues together.

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man's hands clasped in prayer as he prays The Lord's Prayer
God's Grace

The Longest Prayer

In this excerpt from Thin Places, a developmentally challenged son  experiences the tremendous power of prayer.

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Coping With Grief

Comforted in Her Grief

A treasured memory reassures a grieving mother that her departed son is at peace.

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A mother is reassured about a son's departure for a trip.
God's Grace

A Motherly Message

En route to Austin, Texas, assistant editor Daniel Kessel forgot one thing: to tell his parents goodbye!

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Time to Heal from Depression
Stories of Hope for Caregivers

Time to Heal from Depression

Depression. It’s a hidden problem for the aging. How one daughter stepped in to save her mother

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