When the Holy Spirit comes, you shall receive power and will tell people about me everywhere- In Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

"Why aren't you singing today?" I asked one of our dedicated choir members at my Church who I didn't see up in the choir stand one Sunday morning. "My son plays football the nights the choir rehearses, and although I'd like to sing since I enjoy it so much, I've decided it's more important to support him instead."

When Jesus charged his disciples to go out to share the good news with the world, he instructed them to go out geographically in an ever-widening circle: first in Jerusalem, then Judea, then Samaria, and then the uttermost parts of the earth. While Jesus could have instructed his disciples to begin evangelizing in the uttermost regions of the world, he understood the importance of them starting at home with their families, friends and other loved ones.

As a mother, God has given you a mixture of skills, gifts and talents that he wants you to use to spread his good news to the world. But before you go out to make a difference in the lives of others, remember to begin first at home reaching your greatest disciples- your children.

Sharing the journey of motherhood,


Mother's prayer: Father, may the greatest impact I make on the world start first at home. Amen.

Mother to Mother: As a mother with many gifts and talents, how are you making an impact first at home? Email me your comments at jeaninne@jstokeswritingministries.com. I enjoy hearing from you!


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Jeaninne Stokes is a Christian author, educator and Bible-teacher and writes devotions to encourage, challenge and inspire people as they seek to live a life of faith in every aspect of their lives. As an educator, she teachers workshops and seminars to help aspiring writers who have answered the call to write for ministry and publication, and offers consulting services to aspiring writers and authors. To learn more about her writing and teaching ministry, visit her at www.JStokeswritingministries.com