Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Kids & Parenting PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
A Mother's Mission
by Juanita Neason
05/26/12
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Since childhood, I have had quite an active imagination. During family Bible readings, I would be transported back in time to such places as ancient Egypt or Canaan whenever Mom read from the scriptures. In time, Abraham and Sarah became as real to me as the elderly couple living across the street. Despite her sixth-grade education, God used her mightily to bring the scriptures to life when she read to us.

When I became a parent years later, I also turned to the scriptures to gain insight into the whole parenting thing and was transported once again. It seemed as if I had been in that crowd listening while Moses exhorted the Israelites to take every opportunity to teach their children to obey the Lord’s commandments:

“Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 11:19)

Consequently, I approached motherhood with a mission to “say it walking” so to speak. Together with our children I read, colored, acted out and otherwise attempted to follow the many suggestions found in Bible story lesson plans we obtained from a variety of sources.

I would love to boast that my creativity and dedication to this endeavor has held my children enthralled from toddlerhood through adolescence but, alas, I cannot make this claim. There are few things more humbling than watching your active and energetic child start to nod off shortly after you begin a Bible lesson.

I have, however, gained a greater appreciation for Mom’s determination to share her faith as she went through the various stages of life before her death in 1996 at age 65. She had raised two children alone after being separated from her abusive alcoholic husband nearly thirty years earlier. By then, Jesus had become so real to her that after suffering for years with debilitating health problems, she expressed her wish to see Him face to face. Within days, God granted her the desire of her heart and we joined the ranks of the motherless.

Mother went to be with the Lord believing by faith that He would both provide water for the seeds she had planted in our lives and that He would give the increase. One day I will get to tell her how her faith has been rewarded in so many ways. I also have a hunch that Abraham and Sarah will turn out to be a lot like she described them to be when we were kids.

Following her example, I will continue to teach my children and pray for the grace to persevere despite the sighing and eye-rolling that often begins at Bible study time. I am persuaded that my faith, too, will be rewarded in time.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Juanita Neason or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 410 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Juanita Neason 29 May 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment; I am considering your blog suggestion and will be praying about this endeavor. God bless!
Marina Rojas 26 May 2012
This is a wonderful piece that truly honors your mother's sweet memory. Well written, timely and just a truthful heartfelt work. I would encourage you to become a blogger, your words will do much to advance the Kingdom! Let me know if I can ever be of help. Good work!




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com