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MAD MOMS LEAVE A LEGACY

This Sunday is Mother's Day . . . a special day set aside to honor some of the most impactful people in our lives. I'm going to be doing something different this Mother's Day. I'm going to honor my mom - Wilhelmina Faith Burkhoudt Sorber. Mom Sorber passed away this past December 2016, so this is my first Mother's Day without her and it made me do some thinking. Thinking about how mom was a M.A.D. mom (Making A Difference). Thinking about the legacy she left behind with her six children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A legacy is "something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor", according to Webster. Mom certainly transmitted a lot to me. I don't know if your experience has been the same, but I was blessed with a Dad and Mom who both transmitted a lot to my life. While Dad taught me a lot about sports, cars, work ethic, money, and life, Mom taught me about God. Not that my father didn't also teach me things about God, but Mom's input more frequently centered around spiritual things. Has that been true in your family?

This Sunday I'm going to share about the fact that my Mom's legacy is an unwavering faith, trust, and commitment to know, to teach, and to live the Word of God. Her love for God and His word made a difference in my life. And she didn't only talk about her love for God's word . . . she also showed me how very much she loved and valued His word by making it a priority in her day, her family, and her life choices.

I am grateful for a Mom who transmitted these priorities to me and my siblings. This Sunday I will honor my Mom and her legacy of loving God and His word. I encourage you to come out to West Pines this Sunday as we honor those who have loved us so well--our Moms.

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