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Pastor Tim Swigarts Blog

Missio Dei is a Contemporary Baptist Church located in historic Galena IL. Senior Pastor Tim Swigart shares his thoughts on numerous topics concerning the church.

Happy Mother's Day

Timothy Swigart

I'd like to wish all of our moms a Happy Mother's Day! The call to motherhood is a high calling. Though often times a thankless job, we, as a nation, wisely take time out in May to say thanks!

I was fortunate to have a world-class mom. My mom loves Jesus and taught me to cherish my relationship with Christ. She taught me the Bible beginning as a very young child. I saw the way she studied it and allowed it to shape her life. I learned how to serve Christ for the joy of serving Christ and not for the attention that might come with it. I learned to live humbly before both God and man from my mom. I'm truly blessed.

I see many of these same qualities in the life of my wife (and mother of my children). Kathy works tirelessly day and night to raise up godly children. She's a great Bible teacher. My kids know their Bible and much of the credit goes to Kathy. I'm sad to say we aren't always as grateful as we should be, but on days like today, we get an opportunity to express our appreciation. I can't imagine raising our kids without Kathy. I'm truly blessed.

I know you have great stories to share about your moms, too. Feel free to post comments and express your love for your mom. Happy Mother's Day everyone!