Kindle Afresh

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We learn a lot from our mothers. Some of it is good – some of it is bad – some of it is neutral. Mikey’s Funnies has collected some of the following cute things about things mothers teach.

     My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION:  “Just wait until your  father gets home.”

     My Mother taught me LOGIC:  “Because I said so, that’s why.”

     My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE:  “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

     My Mother taught me HUMOR:  “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

     My Mother taught me GENETICS:  You’re just like your father.”

     My Mother taught me ROOTS:  “Do you think you were born in a barn?”

     My Mother taught me WISDOM OF AGE:  “When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

     My Mother taught me JUSTICE:  “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you’ll see what it’s like.”

     My Mother taught me RELIGION:  “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

     My Mother taught me TIME TRAVEL:  “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week.”

     My Mother taught me FORESIGHT:  “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

     My Mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS:  “Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”

     My Mother taught me about WEATHER:  “It looks as if a tornado swept through your room.”

     My Mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE:  “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

     My Mother taught me about ENVY:  “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”

The most important things I learned about values, life, treating people, purpose for my life, and devotion to study God’s Word – all of these were taught by my mother. My brother, George, and I and my Dad were clearly her priorities. Life never centered around her – it was always the three men in her life. I regret that I did not appreciate it more when I was younger. I really see how blessed I am today.

I feel a lot like Timothy when Paul wrote to him, “I am reminded of the sincerity within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and I am sure that it is in you as well. For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you.” (II Timothy 1:5, 6 NAS)

Mothers’ Day is a good time for us to “kindle afresh” the things we learned from our mothers, and a good time for all mothers to “kindle afresh” the tremendous teaching opportunities God affords.

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