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Praying Single Mom

Prayers of a Catholic Single Mom

In a scene from the movie The War Room Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie) asks Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) to describe her faith. Elizabeth says she’s like “most people” with faith that is neither red hot nor ice cold, but  lukewarm. At this point, Miss Clara hands Elizabeth a cup of lukewarm coffee which Elizabeth almost spits out. The point is well made. It also hits home. Had …

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Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead

So Perturbed & Deeply Troubled, Jesus Lets Death Happen…

So. One little word, SO much meaning. So. “So what?” shows total indifference and may make you want to shake your preteen. “So who cares?” shows disguised heartbreak and may make you want to hug your wounded child. “So big deal!” shows arrogant defiance and may make you want to throw in the parenting towel altogether. Sometimes though, so simply …

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Wounds on Hands of Married Couple

The Wounds of Love

I use very few guest posts on SingleMomSmiling mostly because submissions do not fit my message of hope and healing through the Lord. Pretty much anyone can write a piece on divorce nowadays. It takes someone special to see God working through it. This post is written by one of those special people. Poet of …

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Grace, Light, & Understanding in Marian Consecration – Finally!

Two days before the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I woke already tired. For the past several weeks, I’d been on an arduous journey of Marian Consecration. In about 48 hours the Consecration would be done. I wasn’t giving up on doing it someday, but there were too many unanswered questions for me to consecrate …

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