Loving, Serving, Helping, Giving
in our Relationships
Inspiration for My Heavenly Father's Eyes came from my mother's comments about my children's eyes. She often says "your children have eyes just like Donald" (their father). While my children do have various traits of mine, it amazes me how they all have their father's eyes. As I pondered on this comment early one Thursday morning, this natural reality became a spiritual truth. I thought about the importance of having your father's eyes---your Heavenly Father's Eyes. It's a matter of seeing people the way God sees them; not with our natural eyes, but with our hearts; hearts filled with God's love.
Writing this book was a long journey. I would write for awhile and then I would stop. My sister often told me "don't let God give that message to someone else."
When I finally got serious and focused, God began to show me how important relationships are. It seemed as if every message that I heard had a relationship undertone; even when that wasn't the primary intent of the message.
Even after I reached the end of writing, I still struggled. I could not get it completely finished. I ran into roadblock after roadblock. Then once again, I wanted to give up. My children were getting older and situations that I had written about were changing.
One day I prayed with my head in my hands "God help me." The Holy Spirit spoke to me clearly, "you believe what you're writing, but you're not living what you're writing." So I had to pray the prayer I'm asking every reader of my book to pray, "God help me to see people through your eyes."
This simple prayer changed my life and I know it will change yours as well!
I published My Heavenly Father's Eyes in 2010
Mothers with Sons started on May 12, 2020.
A few mothers prayed together often about our sons. We have been praying together for ten years or more. Our desire is that they be men of God; walking in righteousness; good husbands fathers and citizens.
One day it seemed overwhelming that the more we prayed, the more struggles they faced. At the time a few of my friends were going through storm after storm with their sons. It was legal trouble, mental illness, relationship issues and on and on.
I started with my four prayer partners asking them to "let's just pray on Tuesday at 9:00 pm for our sons."
Before that night, I had additionally asked the ladies that I pray with on Saturdays to join us; then i called on some family members. I asked a few more ladies from Church. I called on friends and more friends. Before I realized it, I had contacted about 80 women and these ladies contacted their friends.
We have had great participation and presenters. Invaluable encouragement has been shared and powerful prayers prayed for us as mothers.
God is amazing because I would have never in a million years organized this on my own. I would have stuck with just my four friends!
It's almost as if i was moving and organizing in a dream. A comment made by one of my friends has been so encouraging. She said "you have been talking about this for years!"
God is and He was always at work!
TAWCH started in 2016. There was a period in that year when there seemed to be quite a few deaths of our young people. There was also such a wide range of causes of deaths. They were from children being bullied, to car accidents, shootings, to a kid collapsing on the football field.
I didn't have any children in school, but i wanted to say "speak up when you don't feel well or if you're being bullied, or if you are scared about something. TAWCH, Think about what can happen if you don't speak up!
My desire is to have tawch a household word!
My children and "their father"
Melanie Moss Mangum, DJ Moss, Donald Moss, Sr. and
Stephanie Moss Battle
This is a worthwhile journey. I am daily growing, changing and striving to live a life pleasing to Jesus Christ!
"...I will be in them, and you will be in me. So they will be completely one." John 17:22 (ERV)