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Learning To Lean Was Not A Goal

3 Mar

The idea of learning to lean on another person does not seem to be a goal worth achieving. As a believer, and a woman I have been taught that it is important to be strong, sufficient, and capable. From an early age I learned the benefit of depending on myself and not others then life […]

Don’t Stare At Me…

18 Feb

I don’t know how many times I walked into a room as a young(er) single mother and felt everyone was staring at me and all of my sin was on display. My inability to ‘keep’ a husband was a reproach I had to bear. I wanted to scream “QUIT STARING…IT’S NOT MY FAULT” But I […]

Making Memories Creates Connectedness

5 Jan

When we create good memories with our children we become connected. This was so evident in my life as a new single mother. My oldest daughter (13 years old) became angry, apathetic, and withdrawn when her dad left. I tried everything to reach her,: my own angry responses, kindness, threats, my own form of withdraw […]

Make It The Perfect Holiday Season

9 Nov

We all have this desire to make it a ‘perfect holiday season’ for our children. Our desires are high and lofty but when rubber meets the road, we struggle through to a new year exhausted with the hustle and bustle of the season and wringing our hands because we ‘did it again’. We go into […]

Living Under Financial Pressure

5 Nov

I get so tired of living under the weightiness of financial pressure. I have lived life as a single mom in what others would perceive as LACK; but I learned a long time ago that I had to align myself with God’s perspective of prosperity and provision. I didn’t have extra money while my kids […]

The Four Cornerstones of Extraordinary Relationships: Part 2

31 Oct

Last time I talked about the importance of knowing and understanding the four Cornerstones of great relationships. As a quick review The Four Cornerstones consist of an Intellectual, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical connection. In Part 1, we discussed the Intellectual and Spiritual connections. Today, we will conclude our discussion with the Emotional and Physical connections. […]

Speaking Life Over our Children

18 Sep

As a 21 year-old mom I had no grid for speaking ‘life’ over my children. I was trying to make it through life. My marriage was rocky (great and not so great times) I had no support system as a young mother and no relationship with the Lord. Growing up in a shame-based home where […]

God’s Refining Fire Brings New Life

10 Sep

“When God seems furthest, He may be laying the foundation of showing His greatest faithfulness.” David Platt I ran into a lady at the thrift shop yesterday, the local thrift store in town has already begun to place out autumn and winter items. She was scrounging around for “pine cones” and scooping all sorts of […]

Where Are The Godly Mentors for My Children?

4 Sep

“Where are the men in the church? Where are the godly mentors?”  After all Malachi 4:6 tells us that God WILL restore the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the father, but why are we not seeing this happen? Over and over in books, on radio and TV, even through […]

Deliverance from the Reproach of Divorce

13 Aug

I have worn this reproach of divorce. Like a dark cloak around me, weighing me down as I have walked about, my head hung in shame.  Even when the divorce is a result of adultery, many single mothers bear the shame and reproach of divorce.  We look for ways to build ourselves up: maybe another […]