Signs of the Times

Topic: Educating Youth

[Rev. Elmer Walker, as quoted in the State-Gazette, Trenton, New Jersey]

Men of great power and wealth have carved their names in the niches of lasting fame by their gifts to cities, nations, churches, and the world, but mothers have given sons and daughters the gifts that have molded the thinking of the world. As a mother thinks, so her offspring, in the main, thinks and acts accordingly. ...

Granted that mother's great realm is the home, we next are aware that in the realm of "faith and trust in God" she has untold power. There is that invisible something that cannot be described or defined in the life of a devoted Christian mother. She may be university trained or with no seeming culture at all, but you cannot stay the hand of her spiritual power. During the formative period of a child's life there is nothing more powerful in the molding of the spiritual life of a child than a faithful Christian mother. ...

February 18, 1939

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