S07 Episode 17: Things We Learned From Our Moms

Abiding Together

11-05-2020 • 42 mins

Things We Learned From Our Moms

In this episode we honour Mother’s Day and talk about some essential things we learned from our mothers. We discuss what they have taught us about joy and suffering, and how they revealed the face of God to us. We also chat about how God wants to heal and restore broken relationships with our mothers.

Sister Miriam’s one thing - Esther Marie Angel! Congratulations to Jackie and Bobby!

Michelle’s one thing - The Given Forum is doing a 4-day Online Conference! Discover the Gift, June 10-14th

Heather’s one thing - Salmon Wellington, so you can have one, simple, awesome-looking meal!


1 package puff pastry, softened to room temperature
1 salmon fillet no skin, bones removed (I get mine from Costco)
salt & pepper to taste
Fresh lemon juice
Optional fresh dill
1 egg, beaten


Preheat oven to 425

Rinse salmon and pat dry.

Lightly flour a large cutting board bigger than the salmon.

Roll out the puff pastry wide enough that it will cover both sides of the salmon. (Or use puff pastry sheets)

Place the salmon in the middle of the pastry (the best side facing down) and season both sides with salt and pepper (optional dill) and squeeze fresh lemon juice over one side of the salmon.

Fold the edges of the puff pastry over the salmon starting with the longer sides and gently press together to seal. Trim any excess pastry from the ends, then fold the ends on top of the salmon. Flip the puff pastry-wrapped salmon over and transfer for a baking sheet lined with parchment paper if you have it.

Brush the beaten egg on the top and sides of the pastry. If you feel fancy, score the top of the pastry with a knife, cutting shallow diagonal lines to create a crosshatch pattern, but do not cut through. You need the pastry to be sealed with no holes if possible.

Brush the top again with the egg wash.

Place on middle rack of the oven.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.

I love to make this with a warm lemon dill sauce on the side, roasted potatoes and a Greek salad.

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Discussion questions:

  1. What struck you from the podcast?
  2. What have you learned from your mother that you are grateful for?
  3. How has your mother taught you to suffer or handle sorrowful things?
  4. What has your mother revealed to you about the face of God?
  5. Who are other people in your life who have shown you Motherhood?

Journal Questions:

  1. Reflect and journal about this scripture: Proverbs 31:30-31 What does it speak to you personally?
  2. How well do you honor your mother?
  3. In the places where your mother has not revealed the face of God to you, what is the truth of who God is?
  4. Are there places in your relationship with your mother that need to be restored?

Quote to Ponder -  “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12

Scripture for Lectio Divina - Proverbs 31:30-31

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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