Yesterday was one of my favorite day’s at Church180… Mother’s Day!
We do something different for Mother’s Day. We serve a top-shelf breakfast to every adult in honor of mom while we’re “doing” church! I’m talking breakfast casserole, fresh fruit, sexy pastries (that we pray to God are calorie free). We turn the lights down, have a laid back worship set, and eat throughout the service while our top-notch team of volunteers serve coffee and dishes! It’s a great break for mom, and a chance to eat a nice meal in a nice environment with no kids to feed, arguments to resolve, or spills to clean up!
At our church we intentionally work to create an environment where men would come… even if their lady was out of town! We work to be a church that’s easy for a man to bring his family. In other words, we are always thinking, “How would this environment appeal to a man?”
But don’t get me wrong… we LOVE the ladies! In fact, we believe that the best gift we can give to a lady, is a man who knows God and knows how to treat a lady! So we go all out on Mother’s Day for our ladies!
Yesterday we talked about the phrase “…but mom.”
We told three stories of people who were either discounted or on the fringe… misunderstood and underestimated by the general public… but mom…
Mom saw something that the others may have missed and was the catalyst for transformation!
From Mary, the mother of Jesus, we learned that moms:
- watch… when others are to busy to see
- ponder… what others might write off as a lost cause
- believe… in the potential of their child… more than anyone else (sometimes even the child herself)
- push… sometimes they push the child, and sometimes they push the antagonists and doubters… but great moms push… and set their kids up for success!
And now… some tweetables!
- Everyone else was saying, “No”… but mom said “yes.”
- Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and thought about them often. (Luke 2:16-19 NLT)
- Great moms watch, ponder, believe, and push.
- Mom, that little person that calls you “Mom” has something special and unique inside of him/her.
- (a little long to be a tweet… but still good) “I had done nothing yet to prove myself, so how she saw strength, opportunity, and promise while other people saw problems, obstacles, and limits, I’ll never know for sure….” Erik Weihenmayer
- (a little long to be a tweet… but still good) “My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.” Pablo Picasso
I hope you had a great Mother’s Day, and to all of you mom’s out there… from Church180 and me… “Keep up the great work!”