On the first Father’s Day after I became a single mom, I went to church as usual. Continue reading
There’s a myth going around: “God will never give you more than you can handle.”
God has often given me more than I can handle. And I’m in good company:
“For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself” (2 Corinthians 1:8).
Clearly, the apostle Paul was in over his head. Continue reading
I did not have to handle a stepmother in my children’s lives. My ex hid any dating from the kids and me, thankfully.
Accepting a stepmother would have been very difficult. I believe being a mom is a God-ordained calling. Raising my kids was my job, no one else’s.
Although I haven’t faced the “other mom,” I have learned a general truth that addresses every single mom challenge: Continue reading
Hello! This week, I had the honor of writing a guest post for my friend, single mom Jeanette Hanscome. I wrote about the frustration of not having time to develop our talents, when our kids are little. Have you ever felt that way?
But guess what? God is always working out His plan. Click here to read all about it.
Jeanette is the author of Suddenly Single Mom, which you can order in the right margin. (Or, just go to Amazon.) We met at Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference. It’s so neat to have a friend who’s both a single mom and a writer!
God bless your week!
I have some wonderful Mother’s Day memories. Apart from Jesus, my kids are the best thing that ever happened to me.
Last year, we enjoyed the fun Mother’s Day buffet at Mount Hermon. This year I’ll watch Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. My daughter plays Mopsa, a ditsy shepherdess.
As a single mom, I’ve had some imperfect Mother’s Days, too. If you’re not seeing the upside, consider this: Continue reading
As a single mom, I find Good Friday meaningful.
It’s the day Christians remember that Christ was crucified. By submitting Himself to the death penalty reserved for criminals, Jesus paid for our sins.
But His disciples couldn’t understand what was happening. Catastrophes are like that, aren’t they? We panic, and forget everything we know about God. Continue reading
Looking through some old journals from shortly after my husband left, I found an irreverent prayer. When I wrote it, my kids were 14 months, 3, and 5—so I was probably exhausted. I was very worried about them. I was processing a barrage of condemning thoughts, courtesy of the abusive church. And I was grieving my marriage and dreams. Continue reading
Worried about providing for your children’s needs? Here’s an amazing story of how God provides for single moms. Continue reading