In an interview with The Christian Post, Tamela Davis, wife of Saints’ Linebacker Demario Davis and mother of five, shares her thoughts on the beauty of motherhood, the dangers of perfectionism and idolizing family, and raising children to know and love the Lord.
Here are seven mothers who were important figures in Christian history, either through the influence they had on their famous children or through their own actions. They include a member of the court of the Roman Empire, the widow of an American missionary martyred in Ecuador, and a charitable figure in the early church.
Saddleback Church, the California-based megachurch headed by Pastor Rick Warren, announced that they ordained their first three female pastors, despite being affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, which prohibits female ordination.
Grand Canyon National Park is one of those bucket list destinations that seldom disappoints. After all, it is all about the sheer beauty of the landscape. This natural wonder, a testament to the design of God the Creator, with its varying colors and deep gorges carved through layers of rock is truly magnificent.
While I had escaped her pleading with me, I had not escaped her pleading with God. Much later, after I had come to faith, my mother revealed how she had determined to quit talking and instead to diligently pray that her daughters would be saved.
The blessing is for the mother who wakes up in the wee hours of the morning to feed her children and the blessing is for the mother who wakes up when that baby is now a teenager or an adult, interceding and weeping for her child.
Every working mother knows that having a job outside the home (and sometimes more than one) can tip the delicate balance between work and family in the wrong direction.
As for being anti-war, that was hardly a philosophical issue for me. It was simply pragmatic: I was getting high and playing drums in a rock band. Why on earth would I want to go to Vietnam to be killed in battle?
Sermon illustrations are tricky. You try to be funny, but it falls flat. You try to be inspirational, but you’re cheesy. You try to be serious, and you have a booger in your nose.
My dear daughters, here are a few tips I found to strengthen and promote me in life, I pray they help you to “Think Differently and Life Powerfully.”
More Top Stories
Steven Curtis Chapman on using music to 'build bridges,' parenting well in a post-Christian society (exclusive)
In an interview with The Christian Post, Grammy Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman discusses the heart behind his music, using his platform to bring hope amid darkness, and parenting well in post-Christian society.
Nigerian church destroyed by Fulani rebuilt with help of American pastor: It brings ‘healing and hope’
Five years after Fulani herdsmen destroyed a Nigerian church in a raid that killed hundreds, an American pastor and attorney helped rebuild the church in time for Easter Sunday, which brought “hope and healing in the midst of a very murderous regime.”
Two pastors have offered practical advice for combating smartphone addiction — an issue they said is permeating the Church at an unprecedented rate.