Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

Don’t Give Them the Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt Radio Spot that aired on KLBT 88.1 FM “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou So much of my life would have gone differently had I understood this. Learning to discern the character of a person isn’t always easy. We, as women, like to […]

How To Choose Friends

I wonder why some people keep choosing people and places that are not good for them

Mom with her son and daughter with Christmas gifts

10 Ways to Create a Joy-Filled Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the check out line at Toys R Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to […]

What are Stepford Christians?

We hear sermons about not being like the Pharisees and at the same time we have the unwritten expectations of members of our churches.

How Ben Carson’s Mother Changed His Life

A mother’s influence is significant. Ben Carson is one example. 

How to Accept Life on Life’s Terms

As the years have gone (or flown) by I’ve learned a few lessons. The main one is I’m not the one in charge. It is only when I release that I am able to embrace life.

Do You Need a Cheerleader, a Guide, a Life Coach?

If you are curious and just want to know more about life coaching email me and we can set up a time for a 30-minute FREE consultation.

How to Maintain Your Vehicle

Car Maintenance Tips
If your car overheats (steam from under hood or gauge shows hot) do NOT continue to drive it. Do NOT remove radiator cap! Do NOT add cold water while still hot.

How to Set Personal Boundaries

When I decided to teach Boundaries in our Sunday class at Calder Baptist Church I thought we would cover the material in a few months. A year and a half later we were still on the subject. I’ve found that women, especially divorced and single mothers, have serious issues with boundaries.

Living Learning Loving book

Solitude and Living Learning Loving

It’s not easy to explain my need for solitude.