Mothers & the Messes They Make

May 10, 2017

Motherhood is a unique profession, and one fraught with more blessings and trials than any other job I could imagine. In all my years of experience, I’ve never met a perfect mom. Even the ones I’ve greatly admired were far from perfect. So if you’re like me and have made a few mistakes along your mothering journey, then lean back and take heart as we learn from a few moms of the Bible. Continue Reading…

6 Ways Prayer Becomes REAL in my Daily Experience

May 4, 2017

Sometimes we can get discouraged because after we’ve prayed and prayed and prayed about something and it’s not answered the way we had hoped, we give up on it. Yet, over the years I’ve discovered 6 benefits of prayer that directly impact my day, my thoughts, my emotions. Today is National Day of Prayer. What a perfect time to share my favorites, all taken from my book, The Single Mom and Her Rollercoaster Emotions. Of the six, which one is your favorite? Continue Reading…

2017 National American Mothers of Achievement

April 25, 2017

2017 American Mother National Mothers of Achievement

What a great joy to be a part of American Mother, Inc., a national organization whose history began 82 years ago with leaders Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower and others.  This amazing nonprofit serves as the founder of Mother’s Day.  Each year they host a national convention where one National Mother of the Year is selected and several NATIONAL Mothers of Achievement receive awards. Today in Washington, DC, the 2017 NATIONAL Mothers of Achievement  were honored. All four of these outstanding women continue to impact thousands of mothers and children. I want you to meet them! Continue Reading…

A Resurrection Truth that I Love

April 14, 2017

I’ve spent many years reveling in what the resurrection means in my daily life. Most of us don’t doubt the truth of the resurrection, but we live like we doubt that the power of the resurrection is available in our daily lives. We know the story well, but we fail to activate the earthly benefits His death, burial, and resurrection extend to us on a daily basis. Continue Reading…

Congratulations, Anita Webb – 2017 Oklahoma Mother of the Year

April 10, 2017

 

Every year the national organization of American Mothers ®  – the official sponsor of Mother’s Day –  highlights one state winner from each state as the Mother of the Year with all the state winners attending the national conference in April for the crowning of the National Mother of the Year. Oklahoma is proud to announce this year’s 2017 Oklahoma Mother of the Year – Anita Webb. And what a great choice! Continue Reading…

A Valentine’s Day Special

February 13, 2017

 

Valentine’s Day. Everywhere we  look we see images of what the world tells us Valentine’s Day is “supposed” to look like – a day complete with a box of yummy Russell Stover’s  or voluminous flowers from someone whose affection is reserved just for “you.” But what if there is no “significant other”? It can be a stinger, indeed, but it doesn’t have to be! I know a secret. Continue Reading…

My New 2017 Journal Talked to Me While on the Shelf

December 30, 2016

Over the years journaling has been a life-changing practice of mine.  In fact, every late December I set out to find the perfect spiral notebook. In the last five years, manufactures must have had me in mind because now I can buy a spiral notebook with a fancy design on the front cover. Woo hoo!

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What’s Your Christmas Fluff?

December 15, 2016

Every year our hearts are turned toward the Christmas story and its flavorful characters. You know: Mary, Joseph, Gabriel and the shepherds. I love to examine them because in each one I identify with their responses to the birth of Jesus. Yet one, in particular, seems to resonate with me every year. Maybe it’s because this season demands so much of me in running my household smoothly. (Or… is that even possible?) Whatever the case, it’s the innkeeper that stings my heart. Remember that fella? He was preoccupied with all the “fluff” and, therefore, completely missed the miracle that God had descended onto planet Earth, camouflaged in the skin of a newborn.  Continue Reading…

A Mother’s Influence

December 2, 2016

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I get so excited when someone sends me a devotional and says, “Hey, Pam. I read this today and thought of all the single moms who might find these words encouraging. Hope you enjoy.” (And, by the way, this lady is a single mom, herself…and a GREAT one at that!) She sent these words from Dr. Billy Graham on the significance of a mother’s role. I love it! Continue Reading…

How to Give Thanks When You Don’t Feel Like It

November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving is upon us. It’s that time of year where we as women want our nests called “home” in order. You know what that looks like, a relatively trouble-free household without fears looming in our future. After all, that makes giving thanks much more comfortable and satisfying, right?   Continue Reading…