You Won’t Have to Stand Up on Mother’s Day In most churches Mother’s Day is the third highest attended worship service (after Christmas Eve and Easter) and I credit the power of a mom, grandma, or motherly influence to bring family to church. In fact, I’ll be preaching about the faithful influence of women on our faith development this Mother’s Day by looking at the midwives of the Exodus story. (It’s a sermon inspired by the excellent book Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us about Freedom by Kelley Nikondeha.)  But unlike in some churches, we won’t be singling out mothers or women byRead More →