Category Archives: single parenting

Asking for Help

For varying reasons, I often find it difficult to ask for help. Maybe you nodded at my confession because of your own previous requests that resulted in a scolding or rejection. But we all need help at one time or … Continue reading

Posted in children, prayer, Psalm 46:1, rescue, single mothers, single parenting, single-parent families, widows

Lazarus, Light Bulbs and Trust

Excerpt from Day 3 of Heart Hugs for Single Moms Do you ever wonder what is your part in each day and what is God’s? I have. Often. In fact, when I became a single mother years ago, that was a big … Continue reading

Posted in confidence, courage, faith, God's presence, perseverance, prayer, single mothers, single parenting, single-parent families

This Is Not the Life I Asked For

I’m a transplanted Kentucky woman who was raised to take care of a husband and children, be a good cook and a gracious hostess. In addition to those accomplishments, I earned a master’s degree and taught at a Detroit suburb … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, encouragement, God's presence, grief, helping others, single mothers, single parenting, single-parent families, widows

Everyday Guilt–and a Cat Named Petey

How are you at dealing with everyday guilt? If you are a mom like me, you know what I mean. Guilt over not hanging outside Christmas lights. Guilt over giving your child’s teacher a gift card for Christmas instead of … Continue reading

Posted in cats, children, everyday guilt, single mothers, single parenting, single-parent families

Time for Action

Have you ever needed to make a change? If so, I understand. Years ago, I waited for God to give me a new job. I wanted my two-minute prayer to be followed by a phone call with a wonderful offer. … Continue reading

Posted in lepers, Matthew 7:7, perseverance, prayer, single mothers, single parenting, unemployment | 2 Comments

Would You Really Want to Be 30 Again?

Recently, over coffee, friends and I discussed our being of a certain age in this youth-oriented society. Soon the invariable question came: Would we really want to be 30 again? Amazingly, none of us wanted to go back in time. … Continue reading

Posted in aging, regrets, single mothers, single parenting | 5 Comments