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Lay Sermon - offered 2006
Mothers, Martyrs, God and Giving Trees (audio version)
In thinking about what I would say to you today my husband, Tim, and I discussed enough
material for a hundred sermons. Motherhood is indeed a loaded topic and I am a recent initiate. The fact that
today is Mother’s Day makes it even weightier. I worry that my lips will not work and that my annunciation
has gone. This is the longest I have spoken to a group of adults since my son Clayton was born 10 months ago.
It feels like a kind of coming out party.
What does it mean to be a good mother? In my first few months of motherhood I have been... <more>
Lay Sermon - offered in 2009
"I am fabalas!" (audio
In the Bible, in the book of Isaiah, it is written “A little child shall lead them.” I had no idea how true that
would be when I became a mother. I had no inkling of the paths and roads and train tracks my son would lead me down
on my journey. Clayton has been one of my greatest teachers. Today I would like to share a few of the lessons that
he has taught me in his first three and a half years here on earth.
When I was pregnant I read shelves full of books about pregnancy, birth and early childhood. These books were
confident in their approaches and inspired confidence in me as a reader. After Clayton was born, however, I
realized that... .<more>
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