Sunday, June 07, 2009

Honor Your Mom. Please.

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I mentioned in a previous post that I spoke to the Junior Highers and their Moms at my church on Mother's Day. Jay (junior high director) asked me to put something together to encourage the Moms and make them laugh.
So here is what I came up with if you want to check it out...

You can listen to the message at two different places.



First open up iTunes and then click on this link

Download page (RSS Feed) at

And here was my challenge to the junior highers. Jay had this list printed up on cool looking card stock, with a stylish design and handed them out the kids. Feel free to print this out and force your kids to do this challenge even though Mother's Day is long gone.

The "Honor Your Mom for a Week" Challenge 

(Then go back to being a punk? No, No. Relax. That wasn't the implication. I was just trying to give them something short term to focus on. Hoping it would lead to a lifetime of being the perfect kid. And relax again because I didn't put this part on the card.)

  1. When your Mom asks you to do something – do it. No complaining. No arguing. No questioning. No delaying.
  2. Do it before your Mom asks you to. That might eliminate the need for #1.
  3. When your Mom asks you not to do something. Say, “Okay Mom. I know you love me and want what’s best for me. I will not go ask Dad the same question hoping for a different answer.”
  4. When she does something that irritates you – hug her or high five her.
  5. Say something nice to your Mom every day. Give her a compliment. Affirm her. Encourage her.
  6. Every day this week ask your Mom, “How can I help you out today? How can I serve you today?” And don’t crack up when you say these foreign words.
  7. Pose for a family photo without making a scowl or a funny face…in every photo. Wear what she asks you to wear for the photo even if it is totally lame.
  8. Follow house rules without whining or complaining or comparing to your friends’ house rules that you think are way cooler.
  9. Don’t torture your brother or sibling.
  10. Listen to your Mom’s wisdom about the importance of choosing your friends wisely.

 Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.



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Chelle said...

I swear you are the coolest freind I you are on my ipod!!! LOL!! Can't wait to listen to it while I am disobeying my parents and eating dessert instead of