Tithe Your Time

Tithe Your Time

I’ve often said there are two things single parents are short on: time and money. Somehow though, a single father or single mother has an uncanny ability to make dollars stretch further and find a way to do the work of two people in half the time. True as that may be,...
Christmas, Single Parents, and Immanuel

Christmas, Single Parents, and Immanuel

Christmas. Many of us think of it as a time of celebration of our Lord’s birth; a time of joy, creating and reliving childhood memories; music, family, food, and holiday cheer. This is the one season that seems almost magical- the most wonderful time of the year. For...
3 Ways to Defuse an Argument Before it Starts

3 Ways to Defuse an Argument Before it Starts

  I wish I could tell you how many times in my life I have stuck my foot in my mouth and said something to someone else before thinking—using words I did not mean just to gain an advantage in an argument. I wish I had a more solid foundation in those times and perhaps...
Single Dad, You Can Still Be “Dad”!

Single Dad, You Can Still Be “Dad”!

Single dad doesn’t always mean you will have your kids full time—and even if you are their primary caregiver, there are still bound to be times when you are apart from each other for longer periods of time. I once had a new single father describe being away from his...
A Single Parent’s Prayer

A Single Parent’s Prayer

Father, I come before You today broken, yet humbled. Thank You my Lord for another opportunity to serve You; and although my circumstances may be far from ideal right now, they could not be in more perfect hands than Yours. Jesus, You call for all of us who are weary...
Trees

Trees

But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. –Psalm 92:12 (NLT) Most of us are aware of two of the biggest species of trees on the earth: The Giant Sequoias and the Redwoods. Here are a few brief but fascinating facts about...