I’m working on my sermon for Mother’s Day and stopped to think about the main ladies in my life.  It was one of my favorite preachers, Charles Spurgeon, who said “I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother.”  Likewise, I probably cannot recount all the good I’ve received from my own mother.  Thanks mum for constantly believing in me and God’s plan for my life. Thanks mum for all the hard lessons you taught me and thanks for all the sacrifices you made for me.  I would not be here today if it weren’t for you.  Thanks Mum.

The Debster! Summer 09 back in Nor Cal.

I also want to thank my wife for agreeing to marry me even though her folks probably had second thoughts.  Deb, you have blessed me in so many ways and encouraged me through some hard times in ministry.  I constantly stand in awe of your ability and wonder how on earth God graced me with you. You are a great mother to our kids and an AWESOME wife to me. Thanks babe!

The Hinton Girls a while back in good ol Nor Cal.

In addition to all that, I want to thank God for two young ladies who I know are going to be GREAT mothers someday.  I’m thankful for my two daughters, Esther and Abigail.  You girls rock!  I can already see how God is forming you into women of greatness and make no mistake about it young men; you have to get through me to get to them.  I love you girls.

What about you?  How are you going to thank the ladies in your life this Mother’s Day?

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