President Theodore Roosevelt
“...it is the tasks connected with the home that are the fundamental tasks of humanity... if the mother does not do her duty, there will either be no next generation, or a next generation that is worse than none at all...”
Luke 1:46-49 NIV
And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.
Philippians 2:3-4 NIV
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
President George H.W. Bush
“She has meant everything. She has enhanced my life by being an example of everything that is good, everything that is for our family the Christian ethic... and I love to talk to my children and grandchildren about her. She is still the moral leader of our family; and all of us, members of whatever generation, know that.”
Genesis 12:11-13 NIV
As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Samuel 1:3-7
1 Samuel 1:3-7 NIV
Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the lord. Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the lord had closed her womb. Because the lord had closed Hannah's womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
1 Samuel 1:9-11
1 Samuel 1:9-11 NIV
Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the lord's house. In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, "lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head."
1 Samuel 1:20
1 Samuel 1:20 NIV
So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, "Because I asked the lord for him."
1 Samuel 1:26-28
1 Samuel 1:26-28 NIV
and she said to him, "Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the lord. I prayed for this child, and the lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the lord." And he worshiped the lord there.
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