Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

Solveig Leithaug CD TIME Release

Solveig Leithaug Release new CD Free give away June 30     ​Time highlights guest vocals by Anthony Skinner, Cindy Morgan, Kelly Willard and Solveig’s daughter Kari Julianna. Eight of the project’s eleven songs are new and were written by Solveig with award-winning songwriters such as: Reba Rambo-McGuire, Cindy Morgan, Sarah Hart, Anthony Skinner, and Kelly Willard. […]

Pine tree bud

Life Allows for Rebirth and Rejuvenation

Our life cycles include difficult if not damaging events. We may even feel as though our lives are all but destroyed. Have you been through something that caused you to feel as if your future hopes and dreams were completely demolished?

Hands clasped in prayer

A Thought on Prayer from a Tough Old Bird

Most of us pray but in varied ways. How do you pray? What is prayer to you?

Mom and son in grass

A Thought about Fun from a Tough Old Bird

Enjoy some time that your child will remember for years to come. It’s a fact we remember times better when we had fun. If you are, like I was, a serious mom or not too good at making time for fun you may need to make a plan. I guarantee it will be worth your effort.

Silhouette of woman with head in hands sitting on rock at shore at sunrise

How to Know If You Are Isolating

It’s easier than I’d imagined for life to get out of balance. As much as I value solitude I must admit too much solitude can lead to social isolation.

African American girl day dreaming

A Thought about Waiting from a Tough Old Bird

A lot has been said about waiting and I’m no expect in spite of the fact that I’ve spent a great deal of life waiting. I think most women understand what it means to wait.

Judgment Tree

Daniel Boone heard local grievances beneath an elm tree.

Money Matters SMORE Card Deck

A Thought About Money from a Tough Old Bird

Money is one of the most difficult topics for single mothers and others who struggle to keep afloat. I hope this little list helps.

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One Way to Provide Hope for Single Moms

I’ve seen what programs like this can do. It’s not an entitlement program. It’s an empowerment program.

Alice in Wonderland thinking

A Thought from a Tough Old Bird

I’ve heard it said that knowing ourselves is the hardest task of all. Do you know, really know, your true self? Growing in Christian maturity involves becoming self-aware.