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, It's Your Turn, parenting, promises

11 Promises for the Single Mom

Today's post is a two-part series by my friend, Samantha Ferguson. She's an amazing single mama and photographer in Birmingham, Alabama. If you are looking for someone to take some great family photos, make sure you check out His Hands Photography.   I was researching a few months ago about encouraging things to say to… Continue reading 11 Promises for the Single Mom

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

Dating, Hope

Dena’s Rules for Dating

  Hearts. Pink and red. Cupid. Mushy cards. Flowers. Candy. Love and romance. Everything around us screams Valentine’s Day right now. I’m not sure what feelings this holiday evokes for you. Maybe you are relishing the excitement of a new relationship. Maybe you are in the silent days of waiting for someone special, waiting your… Continue reading Dena’s Rules for Dating

About Dena, Hope, parenting

We’ll Figure It Out

I was born an organized, detail-oriented, planner. Literally. My mom was unconscious for five days after I was born. By the time my mom and I were stable enough to come home, the nurses had me on a strict schedule. I would take a bottle and go to bed at 10:00 pm, and I would… Continue reading We’ll Figure It Out

Just for Laughs, parenting

Parenting Is NOT for Wimps

Sometimes parenting is really hard. This week has been one of those difficult weeks with my kids. My kids are great, and I know I am incredibly blessed. But, with everything we’ve been through, it’s understandable that we have our struggles. Struggles with faith. Struggles with the past. Struggles with the future. Struggles with growing… Continue reading Parenting Is NOT for Wimps

Dating, parenting, sexual purity

Life as a Model

When Cassie was about two years old, everyone was gathered around the dinner table. As I sat the food on the table, Cassie looked at me and innocently said, “Mom, you did d--n good.” I’m sure the shock on my face must have been priceless. I looked quizzically at her dad, his face as confused… Continue reading Life as a Model