Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

When a Mom’s Love Looks Like Meatballs and Biscotti

A few weeks after I officially graduated from college, I had major surgery to remove a grapefruit-sized cyst on my ovary (and, it turned out, repair other damage from the severe endometriosis I didn’t know I had).

I had completed my coursework a semester early and was back living with my parents because my first “real” job didn’t pay much. This arrangement, while maybe not what I had hoped for, turned out to be providential because I was able to recover at home with plenty of TLC from my mom.

One of my fondest memories from this period in my life is sitting on a comfy chair in the family room, eating my mom’s Italian meatballs while an NBA playoff game aired on the TV in the background. (I had zero interest in professional basketball; I suppose I remember that detail because this scene is captured so beautifully in my mind.)


Song of the Month: “No Longer Slaves”

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If you read newspaper ads, watch television commercials or just pay attention to the calendar in general, you’ll know that Mother’s Day is coming up next weekend. It was a bit of a trick to relate the Song of the Month to this Hallmark-inspired holiday without pouring on too much schmaltz, but I think I’ve done it.

Randy introduced “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music to me awhile back, and I’ve been champing at the bit to share it with you because I love it so very much. It doesn’t really have anything to do with Mother’s Day, per se, but it has everything to do with what God did in my heart and soul on my journey to motherhood.

Some chains, like fear, can be broken only by God. I’m guessing the woman singing at the end of this video has experienced this; maybe you have, too.

Lois Flowers