Mom Strong: Celebrating Single Moms on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is not always a jubilant celebration for every mother. For single moms, Mother’s Day can often feel like just another day, or worse yet, a day where they feel completely forgotten. I will be celebrating my second Mother’s Day as a single mom this year. A few weeks ago I found myself in a very discouraged and hopeless mindset.

Easter: A Journey from Sadness to Joy

Easter is a divine mixture of hope and remembrance, sadness and joy. It demands a “new life” expectation and response each year as we reflect on its personal meaning to each one of us as believers.

Reaching Out on Mother’s Day

When June Cleaver was a mom in the 1950s’ TV series “Leave It to Beaver,” her biggest concerns centered around whether her boys washed their hands, and could she get them to stop using slang. Motherhood today swirls around so many more complicated issues than ‘50s TV moms could even imagine. Even the average mom today deals with cultural issues unheard of in the ‘50s. In addition, other moms battle with even more complexity.

Forty Days of Spiritual Discipline

Forty days. Does that seem like a long time to you? Of course, it’s all relative and up for comparison. A week is only seven days; a year is 365 days. And each of us is on a different daily agenda that makes time go quickly or slowly. If you are waiting for something important, 40 days can seem endless.