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Creative Bible Tidbits, Issue #32 - Loving Moms During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 04, 2020

Mother's Day 2020

Loving Moms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Mother's Day will be different. There may be distance that keeps you apart. It may be difficult to get her a gift or take her to lunch. Here are a few things we can do even with social distancing to keep the moms in our life from feeling invisible and love them well.

1. The Gift of Words - Whether it's verbal or written, we all know there is power in words. Let's use our words this week and from now on to encourage those who are moms & grandmothers. An encouraging word of appreciation can go a long way! Say them, write them, record them with a selfie video...but let's share words of encouragement to the moms we know! Ephesians 4:29

2. Gratitude - We are so used to moms taking care of others that it's easy to fall into a trap of neglecting two very important words - "THANK YOU!" It means so much when you know that others appreciate what you do. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

3. Serve - Moms usually are the ones to serve the meals, serve the clean clothing, serve by cleaning the bathrooms, etc. Take time to make a turn around and serve her this week and on into the future. Galatians 5:13

4. Give - Gifts do not always need to be purchased for a mom. Moms love homemade! Be creative! Give flowers from the yard, give a homemade card, bake her a treat. :) Acts 20:35

5. Listen - Moms are some of the best at listening. Make time to let her reminisce, share her thoughts or just "ramble". Allow her to verbally share. It's amazing what we can glean when we do. Listening is a win-win because we benefit as much as she does. James 1:19

There are a lot of Moms out there during this pandemic that just need to know they are not invisible, they matter. They may not even be ours, but we can make a difference in their lives just by noticing and appreciating them. Encouragement doesn't have to cost a penny, but it can pay huge dividends.
And if you are a mom of any kind (foster, step, honorary, etc.) or any age, know you are in the cathedral building business and be encouraged by reading - The Invisible Mom. Happy Mother's Day! If not, I hope this has encouraged you, and you'll join us in encouraging others. :)

Sincerely in Christ,

Susan <><

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