Grace, Guilt, parenting, Uncategorized

#balance

Have you ever noticed that balance is absolutely essential in life and yet so difficult to attain? The last two years have been indescribable. Wonderful. Hard. Emotional. Chaotic. And very, very busy. My life was going well. I was a very busy single mom, working full-time, building a ministry. Now take that incredibly busy life… Continue reading #balance

Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, parenting, Uncategorized

Today, I Choose

My heart has been shattered into a million tiny fragments over and over the last few weeks. I’ve watched so much pain in this community, in my own home. I’ve shed thousands of tears, unable to control my own emotions. I’ve rallied all of my strength to fight for my child, to do what’s best… Continue reading Today, I Choose

Emotional Abuse, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering

If I Would Have Stayed

I happened across this post at http://www.giverherwings.com recently, and I understood the emotions so well. I felt as if you, my precious readers, would resonate with Megan's words. So today, I bring you a special guest post from Give Her Wings. I hope you will take a few minutes to check out their page and their… Continue reading If I Would Have Stayed

Faith, Grace, Hope, parenting

The Life of a Single Parent

#Exhausted If I were to describe my life, my emotional state, over the last few months, exhausted would be the most appropriate word. With three teenagers, a new position in my company, a ministry, my days and evenings are full. I collapse into bed at the end of the day, struggling to get up the… Continue reading The Life of a Single Parent

Dating, Faith, Grace, Hope, marriage, promises

He Had Me at “Hello”

I’m a sucker for a good romantic comedy. I walked through the living room recently to see You’ve Got Mail on the television. It was nearly over, but I immediately got sucked in, stuck watching the end of the movie. As Joe Fox “tweaked” his project (i.e., pursued Kathleen Kelly knowing she was his email… Continue reading He Had Me at “Hello”

Faith, Hope, parenting, promises

Eleven Promises for the Single Mom, Part 2

(This is the second part in a series by my friend, Samantha Ferguson. If you missed the first part, click here .) Here's a quick recap of the first four promises for the single mom. You are honored. He cares about the details. His grace will fill in the gaps. You can't do it all,… Continue reading Eleven Promises for the Single Mom, Part 2

Faith, Grace, Hope, parenting, Uncategorized

Does Godly Parenting Produce Godly Children?

Today, I have a special guest post by my friend and fellow BLAST participant Robin Patchen. Be sure to check out her blog!   I have a confession to make: I have three teenagers, and all of them have rebelled to one degree or another. In fact, one rebelled so thoroughly, he spent what should… Continue reading Does Godly Parenting Produce Godly Children?

Faith, grief, parenting

Shattered Hearts

The Facebook memories popped up today, memories from four years ago. My daughter just ran through the house chasing her brother. She was carrying a baseball bat, and she yelled, “I’ve got a bat and I’m not afraid to use it!” Perhaps this game has gotten a little out of control! My mind flashed back… Continue reading Shattered Hearts