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MAY, 2008

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"She quilts her own bedspreads…she makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to merchants…she watches for bargains…she finds wool and flax and busily spins it…she extends a helping hand to the poor…" taken from Proverbs 31

Moms are probably the busiest people on the planet. God has given women the amazing ability to extend themselves in various directions at one time. For women – mom's especially - multi-tasking is a definite understatement! As you can see from the verse above, the Proverbs 31 Woman had many talents and commendable attributes. And chances are your mother does, too. At the end of this newsletter, read about the strengths and talents of the mothers of some of our own FaithWriters members.


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The final quarter of the year has barely gotten underway and there is plenty of time left for you to get in on The Challenge. Topics so far have included Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Fathers, and Mothers. No problem guessing the theme this time around. Sounds like a family affair to me!

For this week's topic, as well as to see the lists of previous winners, click on over to the Writing Challenge Main Page: http://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php

Didn't place in the top 10 last week? Maybe you made the top 40 (which is still a HUGE accomplishment!). Check for your name on the message boards, where the top 40 entries for each week are listed. Click here for all of the highest ranking lists: http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=55


This month, fellow FaithWriters were asked to name a talent their mother possesses, or possessed, that they admire or wish they had themselves. Here are a few responses:

"Of all the things I could list about Mom, the most impressive to me is that, after nearly 52 years of marriage, she's still crazy about Dad. Even now that Dad is on hospice, she still gives selflessly in taking care of him." – Rick Higginson

"Before Dementia set in, my mum could tell you the name of any plant, tree, shrub or flower. She could also tell you when and where to grow them, and when to prune them, as well as what color flowers a tree, plant or shrub would have...all without reading the little nursery tag." – Chrissy Siggee

"My mom was often the one person everyone turned to for prayer. At her funeral I heard over and over again, "Who will pray for us now?" What greater legacy could a mother leave than the legacy of prayer?" – Rita Garcia

"My mom has been gone longer then I had her, but her truest love--her passion--was her music. She could 'play the sunset' with her sax as if it were an extension of her entire being. Or, she could inspire 100 elderly people to do the 'Chicken Dance'. She always joked that we should spread her ashes on the dance floor of Gravois Farmer's Club, where she played every Saturday night." – Michelle Roach

"My mother is always available. She's NEVER missed a recital, concert, play, game or science fair for her children (and now her grandchildren.) And whether we did well or not, she made sure we felt like the winner." – Glynis Becker

This May, be sure to hug your mom and tell her how special she is. And if your mother is no longer with you, treasure the memories and thank God for the time you had together. If you're a mother yourself, go hug your kids and tell them how blessed you are to be their mom.

Thanks for being a part of FaithWriters.com. Keep writing for the Kingdom!


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