Hope and humor ‘zine: Happy Mother’s Day!

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized

May 15, 2016

Hi, I’m Jim, and welcome to more encouragement and entertainment than you can shake a memory stick at! The theme for this week is, of course, Mothers!

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Enjoy some hope and humor,


‘Faith of Our Mothers’ updated

If your church is tired of replacing “Father” with “Mother” for “Faith of Our Mothers” on Mom’s special day, here are some new lyrics for the old, old song:

      Faith of our mothers, living yet,
      after church meetings, house-breaking pets,
      Car-pooling Little League, lessons at 2,
      None would get done if it weren’t for you.
      Faith of our mothers! Holy faith!
      We will be true to you always.

      Faith of our mothers, living still,
      in spite of doc’tring others while ill,
      Working long hours and dinner at 5,
      Only by God’s grace are they alive!
      Faith of our mothers! Holy faith!
      We will be true to you always.

      Faith of our mothers passed on to each
      child and grandchild, nephew and niece,
      Sharing their faith, their hope, and their love,
      Grant them your strength and peace from above.
      Faith of our mothers! Holy faith!
      We will be true to you always.

Copyright © 1993 James N. Watkins

Happy Mother’s Day columns and cartoons

The papoose-driven life
Lessons learned from a four-month-old grandaughter


Son of a saint!
When godly parents have not-so-godly children

“Spray paint” parenting
The secret is thin coats of moral and ethical lessons


Talking to your kids about S-E-X
Children will learn about sex—from us or the bus!

Talking to children about war, terrorism, school violence . . .
It’s a frightening time to be a child—and a parent


Top ten things my mom taught me
(Yep, that’s my mom above.)

You may be a parent if . . .
. . . you’ve ever uttered one or more of these classic lines


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Quips and quotations on motherhood

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. Peter De Vries

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. John J. Plomp

Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children. Sam Levenson

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs . . . since the payment is pure love. Mildred B. Vermont

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln

We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher

Read more quotations of hope and humor at Why? Over 1,000 Quotations on Life’s Most Difficult Questions.

Top photo from healthyblackwoman.com

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