Happy Monday. What will you teach today?
My mother’s birthday was two days ago. Had she lived this long, she would have been one hundred eighteen.
I’ve pondered how much she influenced my life. It’s immeasurable.
My meals are prepared like hers, my approach to homemaking, my interraction with people, copy mom, and much more.
Oh, the power of influence!
One of my daughters gave me a dish towel which says—
“Mirror, mirror on the wall,
I am my mother after all.”
We could accept this as having many teachable moments as we have opportunity to influence as we are observed.
By the way, if anyone speaks ill of you, so live that no one will believe it.
Occassionally, one will comment that I have been a blessing in your life, for which I am most grateful.
I realize that my time on stage, as a pastor’s wife, teacher of young girls, has passed. (Though I refuse to get too old to watch for opportunities to teach.)
But you are now on stage for such a time as this.
Let’s become more aware of the many times daily we can be “teachers of good things.”
The old poem is still good for 2014:
“You are writing a gospel,
A chapter each day.
By the deeds that you do,
By the words that you say.
Men read what you write
Whether faithless or true.
Say—what is the gospel—
according to you?”