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Happy Mother's Day.... to all the awesome mom's and ladies in our parish!

We hope you have a great blessed day. And you enjoy some nuggets from the following articles and vidoes! 

5 Things That Make Moms Amazing 
Mom, do you know how amazing you are? You’re observant. You have a special voice. You love profoundly. And... you just might be a spy. Or maybe even a mind-reader. These are just a few things that we want to celebrate with you this week as you make meaningful connections with your children year-round. Keep reading to find out more about your super-mom-abilities, and as a special bonus, snag a FREE download we made just for you (ideas to connect and be intentional in your relationship with your children!).

Finding New Strength as a Mom 
Motherhood is a unique calling, and while it’s rewarding, it can also be a challenge. On this one-day Focus on the Family broadcast, author Heidi St. John offers encouragement to you as a mom, especially if you feel afraid, overwhelmed, and discouraged by everyday tasks. With humor, Heidi recalls some of her “mom fails” and other embarrassing, challenging, and wonderful moments every mom faces. You’ll be reminded that God has plans for you as a mom and He will equip you with what you need to raise the next generation. Listen to this episode.

Becoming Mom Strong 
Have you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you “mom” and wondered what in the world you got yourself into? Moms are facing questions that previous generations didn’t even see coming and today’s mothers need a special kind of strength. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authenticity, Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St. John equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God’s voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading. 

The Focus on the Family Broadcast 
With both moms and dads in mind, make time this week to catch conversations about marriage, secularism, depression, and purposeful prayer:

The Joys and Challenges of Marrying Your Opposite
Facing the Demands of Secularism with Hope
How to Help a Loved One with Depression
Bringing Purpose and Power to Your Prayer Life

Help Your Teen Become the Woman God Calls Her to Be! 
Brio — The magazine Christian moms trust and teen girls love! Super-relevant and faith-filled, Brio® delivers inspiring stories and practical advice on culturally relevant topics. Empower her, inspiring her to live life with brio, vigor, pep, passion and determination! Subscribe at The Focus Store.

Moms with Dementia or Alzheimer's 
Mother’s Day can be particularly bittersweet for moms with moms living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. While he discusses our related broadcast, “Finding God’s Beauty in Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” Jim invites you to call us for encouragement, prayer, or resources.

May is National Foster Care Month 
Did you know that there are over 400,000 children and youth living in foster care? There are many opportunities to pray earnestly and many lessons to be learned about God from these dear children growing up in foster care. Take a moment this month to pray or learn more.

Plugged In | The Mitchells vs. the Machines (PG)
This animated comedy action flick from Netflix deals with a tech apocalypse and the unlikely “un-techy” family that now has to save the world. It delivers terrific messages about family and tech addiction. But a same-gender romance revealed in the closing credits is something parents will want to take note of, too. Read the review.


For futher help, contact our MFL team for marriage support anytime.

God Bless,

Your Marriage, Family and Life Team