Honoring Mom

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), Ephesians 6:2 ESV My mom was smart, beautiful and a successful novelist, but she also battled with the unseen enemy of mental illness so writing about her has not been easy. Those who have never lived with someone with their own version…

Mother’s Day Parade

So I called one of the nursing homes that I used to visit and asked if I could bring flowers. They said no flowers unless directly from the florist (expensive!) but how about a parade? I was so amazed to see well over a hundred cars show up. People are just longing to find ways…

Mother’s Day Hymns

This will be a Mother’s Day unlike any other at Nursing Homes around the nation. No special family visits, no taking mom out to eat or even bringing her flowers. In our community we will be able to do a drive by parade (Thank God the weather is nice). We will have signs to wave…

Remembering Mom

Even when a nursing home is the best solution for Mom; Mother’s Day can be a time when they need an extra special dose of hope. This year one conservative estimate is that there are roughly 700,000 mothers who will have no one to stop in to see them. Why not consider using this as…

Reflections of Hope

Maybe your first memories of Mother’s day are of coming home from school with a hand written card and kisses. Later it meant a special dinner at a restaurant and flowers for her. After leaving home we probably gave Mom a phone call and sent her favorite chocolates in the mail. But for some this…