Happenings May 8, 2023 -May 14, 2023

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Musings on God’s Word

Happy Mother's Day

Well here we are moving towards Mother’s Day which gave me pause to consider my own Mother. She has gone on to be with the Lord so many years ago but I can still picture her in our kitchen during my brother and my growing up years. We lived in a nice home on Frances Street in North Burnaby while I went from grade 7 to getting married and moving out. I grew up in a Christian Home where my Mother and Father were heavily involved in the church we went to and their lives showed the love of God in all ways. My mother was a typical stay at home Mom while my Dad worked managing a hardware store in North Burnaby. I remember breakfasts before going to school that consisted either of porridge or cream of wheat. I was sometimes able to walk home for lunch. Since my Dad was born in England he was able to bring home an old original used tv so we could watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. However our week was greatly influenced by the church we attended. Sunday included, Sunday school at 9:30, Morning worship at 11 and the evening service at 7. There was Bible study on Wednesday nights and Choir Practice on Thursday evenings. My Dad over the years was Head Deacon, SS Superintendent, Song Leader as well as many other responsibilities in the Church. My Mother sang in the choir, sang duets with my Dad, and attended the Ladies Mission circle meetings. 

 At home there was always the smell of dinners cooking, cakes and cookies baking as well as other pleasant odors in the house. Monday was laundry day. In other words, a regular schedule for all of us. Christianity was predominant in our home. Musically My Dad and I were in a quartet. My Mother & Dad sang duets in a number of churches. 

I am so thankful I grew up in that Christian home where the Bible was taught, the church had a strong influence on our lives and the church family also held a place of respect in the lives of all of us, including my brother and I being held to a high level of behavior. As we all think about the influences of our Mother’s we must remember that God gave Mother’s a high level of care and keeping for the children that came into their lives. 

Barb’s Mother was also a faithful stay at home Christian Mother who took the children to church and Sunday School. 

I am troubled by the problems of today where so many women are left to raise children on their own and to make it worse without the influence of the Church or Christianity. I pray God’s blessing on every Mother that I know and am aware of. I pray that on Sunday the 14th and always we will all praise God for the Mothers we were given and the dedication they had in raising us.

Proverbs 31:30 & 31

  1. . . . But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
  2. Give her the fruit of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Ephesians 6:2 & 3

  1. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with promise
  2. that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. 

Proverbs 31:25 – 28

  1. Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come,
  2. She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness.
  3. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
  4. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her.

Let us be thankful for our Mothers and all the Mothers we know. Remember three quality Mothers from the Bible. Moses Mother! John the Baptist’s Mother and Jesus Mother.

1 Corinthians 16:14

  1. Let all that you do be done in Love.

A Mother’s day wish for us all. 

Chapel Update

  • parking lot to be upgraded still to be decided
  • 3 quotes received.

See you all Sunday

Happy Mothers Day

Happenings May 8, 2023 -May 14, 2023

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