Category Church Leaders

Divine Servant sculpture

Who Was He?

For me the fact that Jesus became the perfect example of a servant is one I cannot ignore or rationalize. Serving it the point. I watched my mother do it. The people I most admire are servants. It is only when serving that I’m most happy. In truth I believe service is therapeutic. If you want to heal, help.

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Gail Shares Her Story of Single Mom Life

  I’m Gail and I founded SMORE for Women after realizing that single moms so desperately need simple acceptance and genuine love. I have ‘been there, done that’ so to speak. Now I’m happily married and have fifteen grandchildren. Life is full, very full and joy filled. I am an author and professionally trained speaker. […]

How to Make a Single Mom Happy on Valentine’s Day

Give a Single Mom Some Heart A rerun worth a reread Article by Gail Cawley Showalter as it appeared in Beaumont Enterprise – February 12, 2012 No one wants to be on a six-hour, red-eye flight with a crying baby and it doesn’t make the mother happy either. The mom on this flight was an […]

Living Learning Loving book

New Small Group Study for Women

Small Group Study for Women Living Learning Loving, Lessons and Insights on the Path of Motherhood Videos with Gail introducing each chapter now available on her website Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in […]

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Loving the Power of Prayer

Prayer “Loving the Power of Prayer” in Living Learning Loving new book by Gail Cawley Showalter   Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a […]

When Church Isn’t Inclusive – Are You Excluded?

  Inclusive or Exclusive? “Sign here,” the director of Christian education said as he slid the form across the table. I offered to lead a single’s class at my home church, the church where I was baptized as a child. Everyone thought I was a perfect fit to serve as the director since I was […]

Gail in purple speaking with hand gestures

Need a Speaker for Women?

If You Need a Speaker Click the Title, “Need a Speaker for Women?” above for audio message.     Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education […]

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Stay Centered on God

Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 She founded SMORE for Women. […]

In front of Yahweh

Place for Homeless Moms

The Mission of Yahweh in Houston Sam and I visited the Mission of Yahweh in Houston. Richard Hill, the Executive Director, gave us a complete tour of their extensive facilities. For more information about Yahweh you may visit their website HERE. Nestled in a neighborhood of northwest Houston, this mission has been serving homeless women […]

"What's Your Plan?" in colored chalk on black board

Resources for Single Mom in Southeast Texas

Resource Page on SMORE Site I hope you will visit our resource page. It is loaded with agencies and information for people in southeast Texas. The site includes: Community resources Workforce Solutions Counseling Disability Assistance Domestic Violence Hotline GED Testing Center Housing Education Options Emergency Shelter Emergency Food Assistance Financial Aid for College We try […]