Welcome Back – I Am Writing Again!

Single Mom Never Gives Up - Romans %:4
If I am called to write, I better not give up.

It’s hard to believe how much has changed…and how much has stayed the same since my last post almost two years ago.

I’m not really sure where to begin, but before I do anything else, I do need to say thank you to the women who have written to me through this site. It is because of their reaching out that I have decided to take up writing again. I do not want to mention anyone here by name without permission. I hope the women know who they are and that they have had an influence on my life. I hope they continue to check back, reach out, and maybe one day decide to contribute to one of my sites.

I had kind of given up writing again, and yet, I keep feeling the Lord calling me to write. On the one hand, I confess to believe in Him and His plans, but on the other, my plans and that worry keeps nagging at me. “How can I ever support a family with my writing? Writers make no money. Get a ‘real’ job. Your ex will not pay for daycare unless you have a ‘real job.'” The list of problems with my writing goes on and on, and yet I continue to feel the calling.

It is time for me to forget about making money, about surviving, about my plans, and to really walk the walk, to believe that God will work through me, that my writing is my gift and that God can use that gift to not only help others but to lift my family as well – if I stick to His word.

To that end, I have added advertising to the site. I try to make sure the sponsors are from companies that promote my faith and values. If you find something that causes you to question motives, please let me know. To be blunt, I need the money, but never at the expense of what is truly important. Please take time to visit my sponsors, and, if you are able, purchase from their sites.

Tomorrow’s post will be quick bullet points of some of the changes that have taken place since 2011.

Thank you for joining me once again at Single Mom Smiling.

God Bless…


Some rely on chariots, others on horses, but we on the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:8