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Thursday, April 15, 2010


I have seen a lot of contest going on for people to write about their “hero” and see if their story would win. Well, there is NO contest in which person is my hero. She is my mom! She is truly the most amazing, self-sacrificing woman I have ever met. She has been such an amazing example to me even as a little girl.

LOVE: Her LOVE for God is the first quality that you could never miss when you meet her. She has such a deep love for God and a commitment to the Word. She has never wavered knowing how much God loves her or how much she loves Him. She lives out the scripture.
Luke 10:27 “Love God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. Love others as you love yourself."
Because of her love for God, she has such an amazing love for people. Everywhere she goes, you will find her sharing the love of Jesus every chance she gets. She has a passion for the lost. She is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ!

SACRIFICIAL: She is willing to do whatever God calls her to do no matter what sacrifice it requires. I have seen her leave everything she loves twice in her life to follow the calling of God and to push and encourage the dreams of her husband. She has left family, houses, ministry and everything familiar to her; to launch a ministry in Beloit, WI and then to do it all over again in Phoenix, AZ. I have seen her sacrifice financially over and over to build the Kingdom of God. She has lived out the scripture.
Luke 18:29"I tell you the truth," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life."

SUBMISSIVE: She is a strong woman, anointed and powerful and yet knows that beautiful boundary of submission to her husband. If he say’s it, she will stand by him forever. You don’t dare come to her about her man, all 5’ 1” of her will go nose to nose with you to protect and honor him. She loves him with an amazing unconditional love. Will never see or hear her disrespect her husband with her words or actions, it is first instinct to honor and respect him. I know this comes from her LOVE for God and her ability to submit to the Holy Spirit in her life.
Ephesians 5:22- 24 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,
his body, of which he is the Savior.
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should
submit to their husbands in everything.

LOYAL: She is a loyal friend and she is my best friend. If you are in her life, no matter who you are or what status you are; she will ALWAYS protect you first. She will not let others talk about you to her; she will stop you dead in your tracks and say “you will not talk about them without them here too”. I love that about her.
Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times"

MINISTRY: She has the most beautiful call of God on her life. She is rich with the word of God and full of wisdom! She is a woman that has lead the Proverbs 31 life, without question! I am blessed as her daughter to have been able to watch her, learn from her and model who I am today because of her. I would NEVER be who I am if it wasn’t for her!
Proverbs 31 "Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised"

I Love you mom, YOU are my hero!!



  1. Hey! Pastor Barb I loved everything that you shared about your mom!! I consider my mom as my best friend and mentor!! She's always been there for me!! There's nothing like having a great person in life than a mother!!

  2. Pastor Barb, there are so many out there who praise their mom's for who they are. However, the one thing that you do not see/hear often enough is a child acknowledging Gods presence in a parents life. In addition to the wisdom and direction provided to a child from a parent that mirrors Christ's love. I can truly relate! And it is so apparent when someone see's you, that you to mirror Gods reflection!

  3. WOW! What can a mom ask 4? Words can't express how precious this was 2me! Love u sis!

  4. Pastor B! This is just a classic blog entry! So awesome to see people honor their parents! Love you guys