Celebrating and Honoring Mothers
-Random House Webster's Dictionary
As we celebrate mothers this week, let's honor and celebrate those who act as mothers to others, in many ways.Mothers in their communities, Mothers to children who need mothering,Mothers to causes bigger than themselves. They may or may not have their own children, but they are serving in the world in unique ways to make it a better place.
Mother for Social Justice
Rev. LaVerne Hall of Seattle, has said this in tribute to Rev. Walden:
"For this particular once-a-year recognition and celebration of mothers, I salute you for adopting, as well, the community, men, women, and young ones as your children. Your willing work, powerful and pronounced voice throughout this community rings with the Tempo of Eternity; a symphony of words, actions, and deeds unlike any others that have been heard and felt; a concerted effort for good and not evil, choreographed for timelessness.
On behalf of Celebrating Women in Ministry, thanks for all you do, lifting, pushing and pulling as you go, standing up, speaking out, shouting out when necessary; “rolling the stone away” for so many others.
Rev. Dr. LaVerne C. Hall
Linda is the author six books: The Family Virtues Guide, Sacred Moments, The Virtues Project Educator's Guide, A Pace of Grace, Graceful Endings and A Scent of Sage. She's also written four versions of the Virtues Cards that have brought the virtues and the five strategies of The Virtues Project to life. Linda's courage, discernment and wisdom in her own healing from serious illness gave rise to the book, A Pace of Grace, which has guided people to restorative practices of health, relationships and spirituality. Linda's many retreats and workshops have encouraged and taught women and men to find the loving parent within, and often to re-parent themselves with forgiveness, self-care, and love.