• Posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Doesn’t the title seem like an oxymoron?  Aren’t hidden treasures meant to be found? Can you imagine a pirate saying, “I found a great treasure…but let’s just keep it buried?” pirate

                                                                    The next thing he’d be doing is walking the plank!

There is one treasure that may not be visible to the human eye, but is a treasure that will last a lifetime.

When my boys were little, I wrote a song called, “My Little boys”.3boys

A few lines in the chorus were, “My little boys are growing fast, I’m mommy now,

but it won’t last…Help me to see the men they can be, godly men Lord, that’s my plea…”

No one ever told me about what happens at the heart level when you become a mom.

There’s such a longing in me to help them become the best they can be, while being true to themselves. Looking back at my song, I realize the cry of my heart was to be a good mom to them.

Which is a good thing. But was there something else?

Proverbs 29 says, “My people perish without a vision.”

heart n handInside each of my boys’ hearts there was and is a man soon to be.

While rocking them to sleep and dreaming of their future, did I need God’s perspective

on how I could speak hope and encouragement by envisioning what they could become?


blakeAs they were growing, could I look for some of the things that came easily to them or that made them come alive?

Could I speak hope into their lives by telling them?


Sometimes, the world we live in is so competitive or even comparative

that it can knock the wind out of our kids’ lives. derek snbrding2012


Can we as moms help fill them back up when they’ve been blake2discouraged or afraid to try? If we can, we are giving them  hidden   treasures to last a life time. I have to admit that I get frustrated by the daily demands of life. How I can get irritated when I find dirty clothes for the umpteenth time where they don’t belong or I concentrate on the trivial things.  dirty clothes

I think having a son who is a senior in high school has made me a little reminiscent…


I don’t know what lies ahead for each of my boys,

but I hope to give them a trunk full of precious treasures

 like courage and confidence that will help them chase their goals and dreams.



These are the hidden treasures that will last a lifetime. 


  1. Julie Vogt says:

    I love that! …..thinking about giving courage and confidence as a treasure to our children! That idea really blessed me thanks!

  2. Margo Priest says:

    Lori, I am truly enjoying ALL of your blogs! Each one is filled with hope, encouragement, and God’s awesome promises to each of us! Thank you for passing on and blessing us with these truths…..YOU ARE A TREASURE!!!!

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