Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Mother's Influence

Mothers, be faithful.

Don't get discouraged.

Pray for your children, and do not forget to talk to them:
your words will settle down in their hearts.
They never can, they never will forget them.
They may appear not to heed what you say;
they may put on an appearance of thoughtlessness and levity,
which look as though your words were disregarded;

but persevere---

those words are there, and never will be forgotten:
but may be called up in years to come when you are dead and gone,

and like seed cast in the earth, germinate and produce fruit

that shall flourish in immortality.

-Jabez Burns, Mothers of the Wise and Good



  1. Thank you so much for your encouragement to mothers. I have been reading your blog for a long time and always look forward to your inspiring words! God bless you!

  2. This is wonderful!!

    barbara jean

  3. Thank you, thank you.

    I have been thinking so much about praying for my kids lately... how important it is.

  4. Dear June..
    Tnank you for the lovely post..we truly are our children's greatest influence in life..they hear and see all that we do..even when we think their little eyes and ears are not upon us..
    In Christ

  5. I Loved your post and it is so true!
    Now is hind sight of ours leaving their teen years and education years behind it is amazing how they did heed our words. It is gratifying to see the incredible human beings they ahve turned into to!

    Thanks for sharing:)

  6. thanks for sharing, this is a powerful message to mothers.

  7. Thank you for this post! I recently wondered if my big sons sometimes will remember anything I've told them... This encouraged me a lot!

    Greetings from Germany!

  8. Good Morning!
    What wonderful words...so true...so important...thank you for sharing.
    Have a blessed day,

  9. Thank you for the encouragement. I enjoy your blog so much.

  10. Thank you for posting this. Beautiful and inspiring.

  11. My daughter Celina, who has two children of her own now, sent this to me this morning. She told me, "Mom see I was listening to you years ago when you thought I wasn't. It made me cry and just MADE my day. So Mom's always remember they are listening to you, even though you think they are not. Thank you for this beautiful poem. God Bless.

  12. What a sweet post, it brought tears to my eyes as I let that message settle into my own heart. Remembering the importance of our words of faith to our children. Thank you for planting your seeds through this blog!

  13. I love reading this blog, it's so encouraging! Thanks I needed to hear that today! Sometimes I just feel like I'm not getting through... sigh. ... But she is only two ... :-) Thanks! Keep up the God-honoring work!


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