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Proverbs 6:20-23
 
Being a mom is probably the hardest job in the world.
 
With our actions and our attitudes
 
1. Embrace the best of her lessons.
  • No parent is perfect.
  • "Things my mother taught me"
  • Mom taught me that no matter how hopeless things may seem, there is always something you can do.
  • Mom taught me that running away from your feelings is a race you'll never win.
  • "Thank you, mom."
2. Follow the best of her examples.
  • Most moms do this without fanfare and without issuing a press release.
  • She demonstrated the kind of forgiveness that leaves the offense in the past and never brings it up again.
  • She isn't perfect, but there's no reason to dwell on the imperfections.
  • Moms never stop being moms, and kids never stop needing them.
  • Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
3. Fill in the gaps with grace.
  • Even the best parents don't score a 10 in every category.
  • Don't wait until life teaches you its own bitter lessons before you begin to extend grace to others.
  • If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. (Proverbs 20:20)
  • Our responsibility is to view others through the lens of compassion, and mercy and grace.
  • "Honor your father and mother." (Exodus 4:12)