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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day...

I was thinking about my blessings and thanking the Lord while I was drinking my morning coffee.

Talking to God.

I was reminded of some mothers who weren't as fortunate as I am.

I had received a newsletter in the mail from Teresa at Shepherd's of Love Ministry on Friday.

In it was a list of mothers who have specific and immediate needs.

The great thing about Shepherd's of Love Ministry is that you can choose the family that you want to help. You just write the case # on the memo line of your check.

Teresa then takes that money and pays the institutions directly. For example: if someone is needing help with their city water bill, Teresa will send the money to the city and pay directly on that person's account. She also does this with the electric and gas companies too.

So I thought that if some of you were looking for a way to honor a mother that was in need, that I would just post the list that was sent to me.

What better way to honor a mother than by being a blessing to her?

Case # B1 Valerie works full time. She is a young mother and widow caring for her 6 year old son. Both are grieving their loss as they try to start a new life together. Needs: $200.00 OG&E Assistance

Case # B2 Sharon. Single mom, 4 kids, attends UCO full time, abandoned by husband. Needs: $200.00 OG&E Assistance

Case # B3 Shelly a single mother has a crippling disease which required surgery. She caught spinal meningitis during her surgery causing her more illness. Her husband works two jobs and they have two daughters. They are desperate. Needs: $200.00 OG&E Assistance $210.00 Cox telephone service only (past due)

Case # B4 Lee Ann is a 54 year old Christian lady who is a special needs person. She works at EARC in Edmond and lives on a fixed income. Needs: $85.00 City of Edmond electric/water

Case # B5 Julie, a mother of 4 kids, made a break from an abusive husband who was supposed to be paying the utility bills but spent his money on other needs. She works full time at Mercy Hospital and does not make enough money to catch up the back gas and water bills. These utilities have been off for three weeks. Other agencies will not help until they see other pledges promised. Shepherds of Love gave $125.00 for food and would love to pledge some utility assistance too. Needs: $1000.00 ONG Water $600.00 (both utilities are off)

Have a wonderful and blessed Mother's Day.


22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

26If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:22-28 (NIV)


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