::  happy happy happy mothers day  ::

to my mother.

to my mother in law.

to my grandmothers.

to my friends who are mothers.

to those who want to be mothers.

to those about to be mothers.

to the new mothers.

to those who have been like a mother.

you are loved and valued and appreciated.  for your prayers, wisdom, protection, comfort, help, guidance, example, strength, and love.

may we all set aside this day to hug and shower blessings on all the mothers in our lives.

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o sovereign Lord, thou art the creator-father of all men, for thou hast made and dost support them; thou art the special father of those who know, love and honour thee, who find thy yoke easy, and thy burden light, thy work honourable, thy commandments glorious.  help me to hate and forsake every false way, to be attentive to my condition and character, to bridle my tongue, to keep my heart with all diligence, to watch and pray against temptation, to mortify sin, to be concerned for the salvation of others. o God, i cannot endure to see the destruction of my kindred. let those that are united to me in tender ties be precious in thy sight and devoted to thy glory. sanctify and prosper my domestic devotion, instruction, discipline, example, that my house may be a nursery for heaven, my church the garden of the Lord, enriched with trees of righteousness of thy planting, for thy glory; let not those of my family who are amiable, moral, attractive, fall short of heaven at last; grant that the promising appearances of a tender conscience, soft heart, the alarms and delights of thy word, be not finally blotted out, but bring forth judgment unto victory in all whom i love.

the valley of vision