Category Gail Cawley Showalter

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.

Young lady in cap and gown pointing upward

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.

The World Needs More Like My Daughter

What happens when the boundary lines are blurred? As difficult as teaching youth about boundaries can be, teaching them how to determine what to do when the lines are not clear is nearly impossible. Impossible without moral priorities.

Super Mom silhouette

A Thought from a Tough Old Bird

You probably have more courage than you think. Look over your week. Think of actions you took that you were not able to take a year ago. You have probably developed muscles you didn’t know you had. Don’t be afraid to take the next step.