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Happy Mother’s Day from The Upper Room

May 2, 2021 by The staff of The Upper Room

“Motherhood lives in holy tension, where our greatest strengths meet our greatest weakness and where we are most human and broken and most divine. We lose our sense of self to find ourselves. We experience the greatest love and the greatest heartbreak. We experience great awe and profound boredom—often within minutes of each other! Motherhood’s constant paradox creates a deep potential for holiness.”*

—Lauren Burdette

To mothers everywhere, The Upper Room wishes you a very

Happy Mother’s Day!

And we celebrate the “deep potential for holiness” that motherhood brings.


May your day be blessed as you celebrate the incredible gift of being a mother.


Celebrate your mom and her legacy of faith by making a gift to The Upper Room in her honor or memory.



*Lauren Burdette. This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as a Spiritual Practice. Copyright © 2019. Used by permission of Upper Room Books.


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