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Mothers Day

Thinking about those ladies who find Mothers Day a Difficult day. It is a day of celebration for so many ladies who have devoted themselves to their families. They are deserving of those honors and compliments. It is their day!

But there are those among us who struggle with this day. They don’t want it taken away from the calendar but they hope it is a short day. It is a hard day in their calendar.

There are those moms who have lost moms. This day is a struggle to know she is gone.

There are moms who have moms who were not good moms. How are you supposed to feel when she was not the best?

There are the moms who have lost children. These moms struggle to embrace the loss and loneliness.

There are moms who did their best and their children turned out wrong. Her days are spend wondering what she could have done.

There are the ladies who were not allowed to have children and never adopted. She struggles over that part being hollow in her life.

There are the moms who failed at life in the early days and her children paid the price for her failure. She struggles how to move forward with the burden of that failure. The best thing one can do is be the best today and let the past go.

There is the mom who had her children too early. She made a baby before she made a home. She struggles with the guilt. Give it up to God and let it go.

Life is hard on us all in many ways. None of us should ever be critical of the shortcomings or failures of others. We should celebrate Mothers and make it the best days of their lives. But we should also be aware of the lady who bears a burden life has handed her. Make it a good day for all the ladies in your reach!

Caves

A quick search on caves in the Bible reveals many things. People went in caves when they were afraid, failed, or died. I guess they were the alone places of the land of the Bible. All of us at times have gone to our caves to recover. I recharge by alone times. I have to be careful in those cave moments to not set up housekeeping. God made us to be on the trails, the road and the fields of life. The work is accomplished when we dig into life with energy and urgency. There are too many people that need the ministry God has given us to hide in our caves because of fear, hurt or even death of dreams. In the book of John , Jesus came to a cave where his friend Lazarus was laid to rest. It was there that He demanded Lazarus “to come forth.” That rock rolled away and Lazarus came out leaping toward life! Be sure to come out of the caves you are set up in when Jesus calls you. All of us need to “come apart” to keep “from falling apart.” But if you stay in the cave too long you will lose your part in the journey you were called to walk in.