Category gail showalter

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.

African American girl day dreaming

A Thought about Waiting from a Seasoned Mama 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.

young woman crying

A Thought from a Tough Old Bird

Nothing – no nothing hurts the same way as grief. You don’t live as long as I have and not experience grief. I wish I could give you a simple way to make your hurt heal. It just doesn’t work that way.

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.

Cartoon of Gail as tough old bird

Amen

Since followers have not increased and I’ve become extremely committed to The Bridges of Hope for Single Moms, an Educational Support Program, I will no longer post three times a week.

Why is Education the Key for Single Moms

Notable Alumni of Oxford include: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Bobby Jindal Education is Key Related posts: A Skill Will Make Life Easier, Interview with Tanisha, What Do I NOT Regret, a video, Interview with Sheri, Interview with LaTasha, Interview with Kay, SMORE-Single Moms On Road to Education “Education is […]