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Repentance: It’s Not What I Thought

Mom holding small son

What exactly is repentance? On a sunny morning, I played outdoors with my two-year-old grandson. In our Midwest neighborhood without fences, a sound caught his attention and the little boy toddled toward the busy residential street.   “Come back here this instant,” I called. “What are you thinking? You are making a poor choice and […]

As a Single Mom, Decide Wisely to Date or Not Date

Bouquet of red roses for the parent who decides to date wisely as a single mom

To date or not to date. How does the solo parent decide wisely to date as a single mom or not date? I miss being loved and in love. Coming out of a committed relationship, finding someone who found me attractive could boost my wounded self-esteem and soothe those burning feelings of rejection. After all, […]

Start Here: How to Navigate Family Life On Your Own

As a single mom you can navigate life on your own

“He’s gone.” Those words signaled I would navigate life on my own and launched my season as a single mom. Returning from church, as I steered our fifteen-passenger van onto our long gravel lane, I could see our home was strangely dark.  Sitting forward, my daughter peered out the window and searched the empty driveway. […]