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I Am My Mother's Daughter (Thanks Be to God)
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 8:26am | Type: Blog

When asked to describe my mother, Helen, my usual answer is: Queen Esther in espadrilles and a matching purse. Esther comes to mind when I think of Mom because she was fiercely loyal, smart, determined, brave ...

Justin Bieber Thanks His Mother for Faith, Strength (and Helps Single Moms While He's At It)
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

You might not be a fan of Justin Bieber, but I'm willing to bet there's at least one young person in your life who is. And while it may be hard for us adults to believe, young Bieber, the Canadian po ...

Mom: Prayer, Pure Sweetness and No Nudity Involved
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

“Get working on your prayer life,” I told myself. I knew what made my mother who she was. She was close to very few people. But she was close to God. Whatever character defects my mother started out with, the ...

Mom, Mick Jagger and Me
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

So, this week I honor my televangelist-watching mother. She's not perfect. No one is. I love her the more for it. I love her laughter and her questions. And I'm honored that she trusts her son enough ...

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's ABC News Interview on Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

"At a certain point, I've just concluded that — for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that — I think same-sex couples should be able to get married. Now — I have to tell yo ...

Motherly-ness: Shaping a Woman's Soul
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

However, the question I got in that class made me think of why we should be celebrating Mother’s Day in church and how far the church has to go yet in how we “handle” motherhood. How we talk about it, how we h ...

Mother's Week: Letting Go and Outside, Poems
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 5:51pm | Type: Blog

  Letting Go By Stacy Barton looking back the leaving began at once the loss of you like summer grass before the season’s end your tiny form expands me still a willow of a woman you catch my breath like a breeze ...

Driving Home
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

This past spring break, I took my 14-year old daughter to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. My daughter has had a difficult middle school experience, especially these last two years. This las ...

Bluegrass Mama: Watch, Sing, Pray
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

From the heart of Bluegrass, songs about (and by) mothers. From the heart of Bluegrass, songs about (and by) mothers.   Ricky Skaggs -I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Pr ...

Mother's Week: Homecoming, A Poem
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 6:23pm | Type: Blog

Suddenly you are there, the smell of womanhood about you. Hi Mom. Homecoming By Stacy Barton   Suddenly you are there, the smell of womanhood about yo ...

Mother's Week: Queen Anne's Lace
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

I ‘d cut short the green stem of the still glorious flower-head of Queen Anne’s Lace from my Mother’s Day bouquet and placed it in water in a crystal bud vase as an object to be attended to. I hoped it would s ...