I’m reading 100 CHRISTIAN WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE 20TH CENTURY by Helen Kooiman Hosier and I’ve skipped to the moms. There are several categories into which the chosen women are divided: speaking/writing; Bible study ministry/education; and categories including arts; missions, social change, etc. The last category, and the one with the fewest women included is Marriage/Motherhood.
I intend to read every category and no doubt be blessed and inspired by every woman’s story, but I began with the most important category and I was not disappointed. I asked the question regarding these women, and indeed all women who do great things for God: “Yes, but who was the mother?” This book delivered. Indeed, the first mother mentioned was Mary Lee Bright. That’s right, the mother of Bill Bright (Vonette Bright is one of the women honored in this book).
We all know the saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman,” and we always think that is only his wife. But it is also his mother, and if she does her job, she will be a key player in the success of his marriage, in the blessing and leading of his wife. Naomi to Ruth is what we’re looking at here.
Skip to the mom. Be the mom. Bless the mom. And then, whether or not you’re listed in a marvelous book such as 100 CHRISTIAN WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE 20TH CENTURY, you will nevertheless change the world.