Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

Childlike Faith

A Tribute to Stephanie Blackstone My reminder when I think I know best.

Teach Your Children Compassion

The Zacchaeus teaches manny lessons.

Single Moms Succeeding as Students/Graduates

Be Courageous Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk. – Antonio Machado Just making it through the week may be a challenge if you are a single mom. You may think it impossible to take another step much less a leap of faith. There is a less taken road […]

News from SMORE for Women

An announcement and an invitation. I am often asked “How do I join SMORE?” Now you can. As we grow, you can be a part of the ministry for single moms in southeast Texas. We are the only ones doing what we do in our corner of the state. Radio spot as aired on KLBT […]

A Different Type of Baptist

We are the only church in southeast Texas affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Look it up and you will see why I’m there.

Gail’s Weekly Thoughts & Excerpts

Ways to Refresh Your Beliefs Do you yearn, as I do, for the just-right spiritual path that will give you the meaningful life you desire? Perhaps like so many of us you have “realized that religion too often shrinks, starves, cages, and freezes aliveness rather than fostering it.”(McLaren) You want to live life with aliveness. Introduction: Seeking AlivenessWhat […]

Single Mom Students Succeed

Image via Pexels Guest Column How School Can Equip Single Moms for Business Success Being a stay-at-home mom isn’t easy, and it’s even harder when you’re single. Although you get to experience the joy of spending every day with your child, you have to juggle the dual responsibility of homemaker and breadwinner, and sometimes the pressure […]

Women as Pastors

Women in the Pulpit Guest Column When women become pastors, they serve as great role models for young girls in the church. Not only can the girls realize that one day they can also become pastors, but they can also see a future where no job is outside the realm of possibility, whether they aspire […]

SMORE for Women, a nonprofit & Mission of Calder Baptist

Calder Baptist, unique among southeast Texas churches, cares for single mothers. Many of the Calder congregation provide financial support that makes SMORE Success possible.

Gail recording at radio station

A Quick Spot-“Why Go to Church?”

It is important that you not only commit to your spiritual life and growth.