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Thanks Mom (mine and others, for saving our lives)

Posted: May 11, 2013 by pastorericrhann in Church, Family
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This Sunday at VBC in Bakersfield I look forward to Pastor Phil Neighbors bringing an excellent, testimonial Mother’s Day message (8, 9:30, 11:11am). My understanding is, there will even be a meaningful film clip as part of morning worship – and in the 11:11am service a pack of youth/kids will be baptized.

Approaching this day, I’m reminded of how thankful I am for my own mom.

For instance, I’m glad my mom didn’t want me to play with matches. On one occasion (Bakersfield, Ca. 1974), when I assumed my mom was sleeping, I tried to sneak a large handful of matches out of the house. All I wanted to do was light up a large area of tall, dry grass in the land-space alley between homes. That’ll show those ants! (thought my 7 year old mind). Fortunately, my mom never actually slept. She sort of cat-napped with her radar still on.


Know that I, along with much of Northeast Bakersfield, owe our existence to my mom.

So… thanks mom.