Good Morning America viewers … marveled at my mother’s strength and grace after [my father’s] passing. Stories that include my family have been well received by the GMA audience. Folks are drawn to Mom’s humility, wisdom, and spirituality. I’ve been told countless times: “Your mother should write a book.” Well, just as the beautiful hymn that I have been blessed to hear Mom sing, says, . . . This is her story.
—Robin Roberts, My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith (Upper Room Books, 2012)
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Know, therefore, that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who maintains covenant loyalty with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.
—Deuteronomy 7:9 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, this week we thank you for mothers and other people who have shown us the value of faith and singing songs of praise to you. Help us to pass on the lessons they have taught us and to demonstrate grace toward others. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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