Category gail showalter

How To Choose Friends

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

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.

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.

How to Handle Moochers

So often I hear stories from single mothers of how a family member has caused them grief. In some cases the results are devastating. Others linger on for years with little or no resolution. It is the old and growing older problem of breeched boundaries.

History SMORE for Women

Historical Timeline of SMORE for Women, a ministry whose goal is Single Mothers :: Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered!

Remain Teachable

It seems to me that one of the worst things we can do if we are on a spiritual path, is to think we don’t have anything else to learn-to be so sure of everything that we are unteachable. 

A Thought on Morality from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Things have changed and I’m not just an old bird saying that because I’ve not kept up with the times. I can honestly say that things have changed in our schools since the time when I taught in them.