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"The Story Of Us"

"The Story Of Us"
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Sunday, May 8, 2011


I am sure that many of you share your own experiences of being a military mom, so I would like share our commonalities of what being a military mom is all about in the armed forces.

“Military Mom” can mean a few different things... You could be a mother of a child in the military, a wife whom bares the children of a husband in the military or you could be a mom serving in the military. I will assure you that each one plays a significant and special role, to not only our military personnel but to our world as a whole. Thank you! (BOW)

Six astounding moms of the Bible.

The Original Mother — more specifically, of Cain, Abel, and Seth (and several unnamed others)

I guess if we are to commence in chronological order we would have to begin with Eve, the mother of us all. And she was the woman who made THE monumental, mind-blowing, affects-everybody forever mistake. So she probably deserves the bad rap she gets. But it wasn’t like there were any other women around to make it instead of her, right? Maybe she was the first to partake of the fruit just because she was the only one who could remember where it was in the garden (women just know where stuff is). You have to feel a little bit of sympathy for the girl who didn’t have a mother to ask about how things were for her back in the day. When the kids had a temperature or were teething she just had to figure it out on her own. O-rrah for Eve...

Mother of Isaac

This is the mom who gives hope to everyone who waited a little late to get started on the Mommy Track. Not that she didn’t try; her womb was just on a different biological clock. God made a promise to Abraham that he would be the father of many nations.

Mother of Jacob and Esau

For every mom who has ever had the temptation to play favorites with her children, pay attention to Rebekah. She didn’t just play favorites, she schemed and connived and was an accessory to one of the biggest Daddy Dupes in all of history. Rebekah reminds us that it is a dangerous thing to use maternal power for manipulation. Oh what a mother will do for her babies...

Mother of Solomon

Bathsheba was well-named as it was her “bath-ing” that attracted the attention of King David. Their illicit affair resulted in the birth of a son. However, a son was born from their union and Solomon turned out to be a peaceable ruler whose wisdom was legendary. Bathsheba’s motherhood gives women hope that, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your pregnancy and the birth of your child, God can redeem any situation. You never know, you might just have the wisest person ever on the planet staring back at you from that high chair.

Mother of Aaron, Moses, and Miriam

If there was ever a mom whose life would have made a great screenplay for a Lifetime for Women movie it would be Jochebed. Moses’ mom shows us that the determination and ingenuity of a desperate mother can result in surprising circumstances. Oh, the places you’ll go!

Mother of Jesus

Talk about your Personal EPT . . . I mean Mary’s was early, EARLY! And accurate, too. Angelic visitation definitely qualifies as a sure thing. But the favored girl had to have some concerns because unwed pregnancy was a little different back then. You could get stoned for it. I’m sure she was very relieved to find out that the angel had given her beau, Joseph, the same message. And yes, she was going to give birth to the divine Gift of heaven, but, as any mother knows, all gifts come with some work attached. She still had to change the Baby Jesus’ diapers, soothe him as he teethed, teach him to walk, and clean up his skinned knees. She had to cook the meals and wash his clothes and do all the things that moms do for their children.

As we think of all of these mothers each of us may have one thing in common, some of the women did great things for their children and some not so good. However we can all relate to the LOVE of a mother for her child/children. We should thank Christ for them ALL as they are road maps for parenthood on what to do and what not to do...

Blessings to all of you on this beautiful MOTHER’S DAY!

Blessings to A. Rennefoe.