Thankful to God also for those countless women who, despite being abused - physically, emotionally or sexually -  neglected, bullied, rejected, disowned, abandoned, criticized, by their own mother, have grown to be mature, wise and godly women - who courageously break that evil, vicious cycle, forgive, love, encourage their own children and model for them the life of a true 

Woman of Worth!

You’re a woman of worth
Loved perfectly by the Lord!

Be a woman of wisdom,
Your life fully based on His Word,
Be a woman of wealth,
As you store up eternal treasure!
Be a woman of warmth
Giving and loving
In bountiful measure.
In valleys, as a woman of weeping,
Discover His wellspring of joy;
With praises and singing and prayer
The works of the devil destroy.
Be a woman of wonder -
How God is working
In and through you!
Let your wisdom and wealth,
Bring glory to Him in all that you do.
Be a woman of worship,
He alone is worthy of praise!
In everything, giving thanks always,
Your voice of true freedom raise.
Let your sweet, winning smile,
Your warm, welcome heart
Show others what life’s all about!
Don’t be a woman of worries,
Or fears, frustrations and doubt.
It is through Christ
You CAN do all things,
His strength is yours
Each new day on this earth!
Let no one persuade you
To think otherwise!
You are a woman of worth!

 Karin Ristau ©

“While [Jesus] was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. Then one said to Him, ‘Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.’ But He answered and said to the one who told Him, ‘Who is My mother and who are My brothers?’ And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, ‘Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother’” 

(Matthew 12:46-50 NKJV).

“One of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to [Jesus], ‘Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.’ But He said, ‘On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it’
(Luke 11:27,28 NASB).


Terra said...

These are wise words, and I like "woman of warmth", "woman of wonder" as nice additions to "woman of worth".
Happy Mothers Day to you and to all who read this.

ellen b. said...

Amen, Karin! Blessings...

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful poem, Karin. I hope that I will be a woman of worth --and not a woman of worry. I try---but worry sometimes gets to me!!!!! ha

God Bless You... Happy Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful poem, Karin. I hope you have had a nice Mother's Day.

Beck's Bulletin said...

What a beautiful poem!! Thanks for sharing!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is beautiful.I am humbled to think that God considers me worthy,yet I know He does.

Sandra Cummins said...

That is a lovely poem, so you Karin!

Mari said...

What a beautiful poem. I really like all the woman of... points.

Ginny said...

A different and important post for Mother's Day, I hope you had a really nice one.

Shug said...

Good morning Karin....
Hope your mother's day was full of happiness...
Beautiful poem....you truly have a great talent here...


Karin, this is incredibly beautiful...your words of wisdom, and the flowers too.

Marg said...

What a great poem Karin...
Women need to hear that more often.
Perfect timing!
May God continue to give you strength.