Volume 16

May 2017

Issue 4  Page1

Table of Contents:

About this Ministry
   o Planning Team
   o Past Newsletters
   o Dorcas House on
   o Our Church's Web

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  o A Motherís Day
     Interview By Aleisha
    Malone and Gina
     Newton in 7 sections.

Note: View these sections on the following pages:

1 - 2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

Page 4:
     Kitchens of Love...
     o Date Honey (Bars)
        Marie Mayfiled
     o Enchilada Casserole
        Hermion McNeill

Page 5:
o Remembering
     Kitchens of Love...
     o Chicken Enchiladas
         Winnie Cagle
     o Skillet Cornbread
        Nell Killion

Page 10:
  o Hereís wishing ...

 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ďHonor your father and motherĒ - which is the first commandment with a promise - ďso that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.Ē ~~ Ephesians 6:1~3

A Motherís Day Interview

By Aleisha Malone &

Gina Newton

Motherís Day. A time of celebration of one of the most important people in each of our lives Ė Mom! We honor the wonderful women who raised us and are honored by the wonderful children who made us mothers. It is a time of joyous love and happiness. But for many, it can also be a painful reminder of loss and unfulfilled dreams. There is great sorrow in the midst of the honoring. For some, the pain is fresh. For some, too long-lasting. For some there is no joy at all. Motherís Day can just be hard.

Aleisha Malone and Gina Newton are two women who have experienced this contrast. We have each experienced great joy, have given and received great honor on this day. And we have each experienced great loss and sorrow. Come along with us as we discuss with each other how Motherís Day has changed us and changed for us over the years.

How is Motherís Day difficult for you?
There is always a longing for the person I donít have but should. Motherís Day is a reminder that I wish my mom was still around to experience life with me.
G: I have lost several ďmothersĒ, my own sweet mama, my wonderful stepmother, my mother-in-love, grandmothers, etc. and I miss them deeply. I have also had miscarriages and a still birth, a scar that is always tender on Motherís Day.

How have you handled the process of grief?

A: Itís been a slow process that looks a little bit different each day, in each season of life. Talking about my mom, who she was, has been a beautiful part of the journey. Being withpeople who knew her and loved her is comforting and usually brings up laughter with the tears.

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