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Daughter of the King - born from above in 1989.

Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's.  She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Calling All Mothers...

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Famous Quotes:

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." 
-Abraham Lincoln 

 "My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." 
-George Washington 

 "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." 
-Author Unknown 

Suzanna Wesley had seventeen children, but is said to have given each of them one day of special attention and training per month. Both John and brother Charles Wesley viewed their mother as a vital source of inspiration and encouragement for their ministries. They are the founders of the Methodist church. Susanna prayed this powerful prayer on behalf of her family...


You, O Lord, have called us to watch and pray.
Therefore, whatever may be the sin against which we pray,
make us careful to watch against it,
and so have reason to expect that our prayers will be answered.
In order to perform this duty aright,
grant us grace to preserve a sober, equal temper,
and sincerity to pray for your assistance. Amen.

How many Moms have worn out knees and prayer journals full of petitions on behalf of their kids?  How many of us have purchased books like The New Strong Willed Child by James Dobson, or The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartin?  Let’s face it – we all need help; one way or another!

One of my favorite examples in Scripture of motherhood is in I Samuel 1:1-28. We see Elkanah, an Ephraimite who had two wives.  Peninnah had given him children, but Hannah was barren. Peninnah ridiculed her every year when they journeyed to Shiloh to worship and offer their sacrifices to God. 

Hannah cried out to the Lord in anguish and prayed for a son to dedicate to His service. God heard her petitions and granted her wish. After the child was weaned, plans were made to take him to Shiloh to leave with Eli the priest. 

When Hannah dedicated Samuel to the Lord, it must have been difficult for her to hold him and gaze into his little face, knowing that she would leave him in Eli's care to serve the Lord in the temple. What mother could possibly make such a promise?  

We see from the text that Hannah referred to her son's lifelong commitment to God in this way: "Therefore I also have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD."  This same Samuel would one day anoint the future King of Israel. Throughout his life David would be consecrated, confronted and consoled by the godly prophet Samuel.

Today Mothers Day is celebrated in many countries including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. People take the day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. The day has become one of the busiest during the year according to the phone companies. There is also a tradition of giving flowers, cards and other gifts to mothers on the Mothers Day 

You might also enjoy this past Mother's Day post:

A Mother's Love 
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears. 
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real. 
There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day. 
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above. 
Author Unknown 

Happy Mothers Day! 

Enjoy your special day... Spend time with your Mom.  Enjoy your children and grandchildren. Leave a legacy that God can use for His glory!

Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion.  It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together. 

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