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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Mothers (05/02/05)

TITLE: There...
By Karen Treharne


There are numerous books available with instructions for mothers about raising a child. But most learn best through trial and error.

My mother did it the old fashioned way - but she taught me to seek help from Godís Word.

There is a myth that has survived through the years, that refers to mothers having eyes in the back of their heads. Thatís not possible, of course. We all know that.

But ask any child whoís been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, or worse - while their mom was in another room - and theyíll profess to its certainty.

There is no better way to learn humility than by having your child point out to you that you said a Ďbadí word - or by repeating that word - in public.

There will never be a prouder moment in the life of a mother, than when her child demonstrates Christian love to another - without being told.

There isnít a more inspiring bedtime story to read to your children than one from the Bible; godly mothers know that that is where you can find the most reliable lessons for learning behavior, respect and love -

for parents as well as children.

There is never a dull moment if you are a mother. Skinned knees, runny noses, broken toys.

There is never a more heart-warming moment than watching your childís face in heavenly slumber; innocent, peaceful, pure.

There is never a better moment than NOW, to talk about Jesus with your child.

There appears to be controversy over what is considered to be the most difficult aspect of motherhood.

Some say itís giving birth; others say itís when a child is sick and you donít know what to do; some say itís sending your child off on their first day of school.

I know that it is when a child turns away from God.

There are times when a mother wishes she could start over again; but most often, she prays for wisdom to do it better tomorrow.

There is no denying that mothers are able to multi-task or be in Ďtwo places at onceí in order to keep their family organized.

However, there probably isnít a mom around who would deny that the best organized family includes a mother AND a father working together.

There will always be angry words and broken hearts within a family -

but there will also be healing and forgiveness.

There are no more precious memories then the ones that involve laughter.

Like today, when my son called from California to wish me a Happy Motherís Day. He gave the phone to my two-year-old granddaughter with these words of caution: ďNow sweetie, donít push any of the buttons, or grandma will go away.Ē

She had apparently just learned to use the on and off buttons on the TV remote!

There is no greater blessing then to be a mother or a grandmother,

unless it is to be a child of God.

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Dixie Phillips05/09/05
Precious! Absolutely precious!
Melanie Kerr 05/11/05
"Some say...I know" - a lot of expereince seeps through your article. I enjoyed reading it and thinking about my own very limited experience.
Judy Anderson05/13/05
God worked through these words to me today. My middle school daughter is being bullied by girls ridiculing her faith and her willingness to say no. I sent her out with Psalm 91 today and your words touched my heart. I know she'll be ok and Jesus is always there. Bless you!!
Debbie OConnor05/13/05
Sweet! Very well done. I enjoyed your clean, simple style. Great message!
dub W05/15/05
Delightful, almost a list of truths.
Cheri Hardaway 05/15/05
Well said! Well done! Bravo!
Lois Jennison Tribble05/17/05
Amen, Karen -- to both the article and the comments. Great job reminding us how much God has blessed us as Christian mothers!