Mary’s Song: A Mother’s Song of Hope and Joy

Hello SNC brothers and sisters and welcome to this week’s 2nd look.
 
I truly hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and loved ones.
I want to invite you to consider this scripture this week:

“He has shown thee, oh man, what is good and what the Lord requires of thee. But to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God” Micah 6:8

Think about the three things Micah lists here:

  • To do justly.
  • To love mercy.
  • To walk humbly with God.

Take some time this week to consider what these three things are. Obviously one of our big points on Sunday was about walking in humility with God. What do these things mean to you; and how does it intersect with your life?

Have a great week everyone!

Pastor Ryan



Marks of Motherhood

Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday. I would like to share with you, in my opinion, what makes a good mom (in no particular order):
 
  • Loves God
  • Shows unconditional love
  • Prays for her children and grandchildren
  • Shows love for her husband so that her children can see a healthy relationship
  • Messy
  • Makes mistakes, owns them and learns from them
  • Sees the character and personality developing in her children and fosters the good
  • Her child’s mentor, discipler, champion, advocate and cheerleader
  • Good cop AND Bad cop
  • A great shoulder to lean on
  • Challenger and comforter
I realize that Mother’s Day is one of those powder keg dates on the calendar. It has been for me for many years. For those of you who are estranged from your mom or children, you have my deepest love and sympathy. If you are a woman longing for a child that feels like you may never have – your longing is heard by God, and your influence on other children has been noticed by many. For those who have lost their mom or child(ren), words simply aren’t enough to express that sorrow.
 

I speak to those who are still in touch with their moms right now. Love her, let her know that you love her, let her know that you respect her and that you know that she did the best she could with what she had to work with (namely you). I am one of those incredibly blessed people who get to call my mom friend. We get to talk almost every day and get to laugh and cry together every week over a Starbucks treat.

I love and adore you mom!
deb-o