Category Gail Cawley Showalter

Why Saying Thanks is a Good Thing

Say “Thank You” Years ago someone told me to keep a “Warm Fuzzies” file folder. I’m so glad I did. On days when I feel like I’m making no progress in this world, I can pull out the folder and read notes and letters-many that I’ve completely forgotten about. This week is Thanksgiving week. It’s […]

Gratitude is a Good Thing

This quote was on the cover of our church program yesterday.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
– Melody Beattie

ABC’s of Wisdom-Enthusiasm

Whatever you are, if you are enthusiastic, it’s my bet that you have a passion for life.

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How Healthy Boundaries Grow Healthy Kids

As a “mature” woman now I can tell you that you are raising children to be adults in the very near future.

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How to Gather Information & Make a Decision

I often tell women, mostly single moms, gather information before you decide. It costs nothing. I know how important this is because I’ve not always done it.

Where Will SMORE Go?

I’m discouraged! We had finally found a way to earn the money necessary to support one single mother at a time through college for two years.

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Moms in Southeast Texas

Healthy Boundaries Grow Healthy Children

A Unique Church

I attend a unique church, certainly unique for southeast Texas. Calder Baptist , is not associated with the Southern Baptist Convention churches. I hesitate to call it Baptist because of the connotation most people have with “Baptist.”

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Focus on Your Strengths

Concentrating on your strengths will bring power into everything you do. Most of us do not know what our strengths are

You Can’t Change Others

Try as you will, you can’t change another person. We say we know this to be true and yet we continue to try. I know I do