The LORD Was Gracious Unto Them

"Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, 'O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.'  And Elisha said unto him, 'Take bow and arrows.' And he took unto him …

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A Mother’s Work is Never Done

In appreciation of our Mothers and Mothers everywhere. Thank you Cameron Cloud for sharing this.

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A Mother’s Work is Eternal

When we talk about the work of a mother it is tempting to focus on the physical actions of mothering. After all that’s the most obvious burden a mother carries – the constant cleaning, cooking, care-taking, comforting – the mundane motherly tasks that seem to mindlessly fill her days. That labor in itself is admirable and as the old cliche says – “never done.” But the role of a mother transcends the work she performs, and it is inadequate to praise her for those alone.

A mother is an indispensable element in the intricate, even delicate emotional balance of a family. She contributes the complementary femininity that interacts complexly with her husband’s masculinity. She provides the ballast of maturity that serves as a counter-weight to her child’s childishness. She is a stabilizing force to the pull of the family’s varied dispositions. She is the…

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