There have been two women in my life that have impacted me in great ways, my mom and my wife. My mom raised me the first part of my life, and then Lea has taken over since then. Mom has taught me some incredible lessons in this life and Lea has too. It’s amazing how God knew I needed each of them. I’d like to share with you some things about both of them next week. I just don’t have room to write them here today, but I would like to say Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!


Thinking of moms, some of my biggest heroes in this world are single “church” moms. Single “church” moms may be single because they are not married or single because their husbands don’t (or can’t) come with them to church. Yet what I love about them is they still come and bring the kids because they know that’s where they all need to be. Those mothers who bring their children to church all by themselves amaze me. These moms rise early on a Sunday morning, prepare breakfast, dress themselves and the kids, and then attend services knowing full well that if the kids act like kids, she may not get much out of the service at all. I’d have to say those moms are somewhere at the top of my list of heroes in my life.

No telling how many great leaders in the church have been raised by Godly single mothers. Need a Biblical example? How about Timothy! “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5)

Sunday is Mother’s Day and all moms deserve honor, but single “church” moms are the ones that amaze me. We have quite a few single “church” moms in our congregation. I’d just like to say, “Well done mom, well done!”


And while I’m talking about moms, I couldn’t let this year’s Mothers Day go by without including a video that me and my boys have just laughed and laughed over. I’ve always been a big Mr. T fan, but this little video moves him into legendary status in my book. :)

So let me just say to all the moms out there, “Happy Mother’s Day from me and Mr. T.” Enjoy…

(Just in case you can’t catch the very thought provoking words, I’ll include them for you.)

Mother! I always love her! My Mother! So treat her right!

M is for the moan and the miserable groan from the pain that she felt when I was boan.

O is for the oven with its burnin’ heat, where she stood, makin’ sure I had somethin’ to eat.

T is for the time that she stayed up night, and took my temperature when I wasn’t feelin’ right.

H is for the hard-earned money she spent to keep clothes on my back and try to pay da rent.

E is for every wrinkle that I put on her face, and every worry that I caused when I stayed out late.

The last letter R is that she taught me respect, and for the room up in heaven that I know she’ll get!

Mother! There is no other like Mother! So treat her right!

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Steve V. says:

    Hallmark couldn’t have said it better – but that’s just a man who grew up on Mr. T. speaking.

    Ok maybe they could have put longer shorts on Mr. T. but that’s all.

    I have been reading your work here and am very impressed. God has blessed you richly. Keep up the great work.
    Glory be to God for leaders such as you!

  2. Haley says:

    First of all, that video was a special treat and a nice laugh after finishing up my first final!! Second of all, I read your comment on my sisters blog, and it made me laugh out loud! Gosh; a person does something wrong once in her life and she can never live it down!!!

  3. Brie says:

    My mom is a single mom now since Dad died almost four years ago. My little brother was six when that happened. She has some health problems that make it very painful for her to get out sometimes…but she still brings him to church almost every Sunday, and we all get to sit together and sing.

    I love singing with my Momma. She is a stud-ette. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the blog today, it really made my day. i know its hard to bring the kids to church but i really do try to make it everytime the doors are open. It also help that i worship with an awesome group here in childress. one of your single moms dina

  5. Toni Burns says:

    Loved the video. Unfortunatelly I had to watch it twice – once by myself and then once with Cory. Now, I am not going to be able to get the song out of my mind!! Thanks.
    PS hear you have family moving back down your way. I am really excited for them.

  6. Fillmycup says:

    Where on earth did you find that video? That is classic.

    I was once one of those single “church” moms. Thank goodness God worked in my husbands heart. It only took 8 years!

  7. Jeanne M. says:

    At a former congregation, there was a woman with four boys who came every time the doors were open. Sometimes you could tell she was very tired, and might even nod, but she was faithful in showing those boys where her priorities were. Eventually her husband became a christian just because of her steadfast faith and attendance. God bless her and all women who don’t give up even if they don’t get anything out of the services for many years while teaching their children what is most important.

  8. TREY MORGAN says:

    Steve V – You’re right, Hallmark has nothing on Mr. T. Thanks for your kind words and encouragement.

    Haley – You know us preachers, we just don’t let things go when we find them out. I’m thinking I’ll use you for next weeks sermon illustration. :)

    Brie – As a minister’s wife, I know you’ve got to feel like a single momma too occasionally. I know Lea has.

    Dina – Glad you feel that way.

    Tony – I’ve been stuck on the song for four days now. I pumped about the Baird’s move to Tulia! YEA

    Fillmycup – I’m glad you were patient with your fella and now he comes with you. Praise the Lord.

    Jeanne – Amen. Great story. I thought of 1 Peter 3:1-2

  9. willow says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there and also to all the Dad’s that are Mom’s!

    You all deserve many more then one day of recognition.

  10. Larissa says:

    Thanks for this blog! It made me cry! Sometimes it’s so hard to get them to church, but it’s the right thing to do. They need it and although sometimes Sunday can be the most stressful day for me, I need it too. Thanks for recognizing that and saying something about it.

  11. newheights says:

    Thanks for that. Mr. T rocks along with mothers.


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