never had much in life... her only treasures were her six children,
her husband and the LORD. When that handsome red-haired,
curly-headed young sailor came along, he stole her heart and soul.
Yes, she graduated with honors, was beautiful and had a promising
career in business. But those wedding vows put her own aspirations
to death and she has never looked back. Never had she dreamed that
she would be a future minister's wife, but that's exactly what God
had planned for her.
Carma Grimes is a singer, songwriter, teacher & speaker at
Women's Seminars across the state of Colorado and around the
country. She has performed aboard Carnival Cruise Ships
and has been named Female Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of
the Year, Ministry of the Year and Encourager of the Year.
She is a writer, editor and graphic designer and has been a
contributing writer for the CCGNews for several years.
was her firstborn child, arriving 3 and 1/2 years after their
marriage. Motherhood came naturally to her. She kept me sparkling
clean, fixed my hair like Shirley Temple and encouraged me to sing
and play piano as soon as I could speak. There was never any
question about it, I knew I was loved by my mother.
amazed me that with each new sibling, I never felt any less love
from her. Each one of us took a piece of her heart and yet the love
multiplied somehow and we all felt her inexhaustible, unconditional,
total love! Thank you, Mom!
how she could tell Bible Stories! I can still hear her voice in the
dark of night, describing the details of Joseph in Egypt, Moses in
the tar-lined basket, David killing the Giant -- just name the story,
and she could tell it more dramatically than anything I've ever
witnessed on television! As a small child and even later in my
teens, as I listened to those many stories from the Old and New
Testament, I caught myself so enthralled in her words it was like
listening for the first time, all over again.
blessed I am to still have my mother living at 84 yrs. of age. She
is still my inspiration, my prayer warrior, my confidant, my friend,
and my ideal of a MOTHER! What a Godly Mom she is. She has been a
wonderful example to follow. I've never heard a curse word pass her
lips, never seen her drink an alcoholic drink, never has she lit up
a cigarette and placed it to her lips, and she always looks and acts
like a lady. She would NEVER have thought of abandoning any of us
children before or after birth. The thought of abortion is pagan and
sinful in her eyes. Life is precious to her and every child is a
gift from God, period!
on a very tight budget was normal for her. Many of the churches they
pastored were new start-ups, or mission churches, so she had to be
frugal in all that she did. How she managed to prepare such
delicious meals, and bake the best cakes and pies in the world, plus
keep all of us in clean clothes, socks and shoes, is beyond me.
learned how to shop Thrift Stores from her and how to tackle
make-over projects, like recovering old worn-out furniture. She
inspired me to learn to sew, as I watched beautiful garments being
made on her old treadle sewing machine. How pleased she was when I
made my first dress at 15 yrs. old, and was brave enough to wear it!
Oh, Mother, you have inspired me way more than you will ever
of all, I loved her heart for God. He was personal to her. I could
hear her praying as she hung out the laundry, starched and ironed my
dad's white shirts, cooked supper and a dozen more chores around our
house. Seems she was either praying or singing all the time.
she touched my life spiritually! It was her example of worshipping
God, when we came together at the meeting places with other
believers, that planted a seed of passion for God in my own life. I
knew beyond a shadow of a doubt she believed EVERY WORD of the BIBLE
and loved JESUS with all of her heart, soul, and mind. There hasn't
been one day that she hasn't expected and looked for the return of
Jesus. She showed me how to watch the clouds for His appearing!
as I sat in the Sunday Morning Service, I found my own eyes filling
with tears, as I listened to the Word of God being preached. As
those tears rolled down my cheeks, I remembered it was the same with
her. We both have tender hearts before the Lord. How thankful I am
for the Mother I was raised by.
how we need good old-fashioned mothers in this world today -- Moms
who worship God openly before their children -- Women who hold to
God-given convictions, developed from a personal relationship with
Jesus Christ -- Mothers who teach their children "right"
from "wrong" and then don't compromise under
mom who cares for, trains, loves and receives the respect of her
grateful children, is in great demand today! Lord, draw the MOTHERS
of our old world back to Your side, while there's still time to
make a difference in the home!
Her children stand and
husband praises her: 29 “There are many virtuous and
capable women in the world,but you
surpass them all!”
is deceptive, and beauty does not last;but a woman who fears the Lord
will be greatly praised. 31 Reward her for all she has
done.Let her deeds publicly declare her
TO THINK ABOUT:
When your children are grown, they will reflect back to you and the
God they perceived in your life. - Carma Grimes
PROMISE TO MOMS:
Proverbs 22:6 (KJV) "Train up a child in the way he should
go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
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