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I am always nervous when I step out to serve in any way. I wonder if I will fail or embarrass myself. But more often than not I end up being blessed more than I could ever imagine.

This is precisely what happened on Saturday 9/25 at the WBGL Single Mom Saturday. The Terre Haute location was Burger Chrysler Jeep and they were absolutely AMAZING! They gave each mom and oil change and car wash. On top of that, with the financial support of WBGL, an alternator was replaced for a single mom who had been having to have her vehicle charged every two weeks at Auto Zone to keep it going until she could get it fixed, an emergency fuel issue was fixed making a vehicle safe for a single mom and her kids, tie rods were fixed for one of the volunteers and a few other repairs were made making life a little easier for the single moms served.

Thanks to the donations of my generous church family at Terre Haute First Baptist Church, I was able to give the 16 single moms each a $25.00 gift card for a local gas station. We were also able to give away diapers to those in need of them.

I love days like this! I still get nervous, but God always gives me the words and the courage to go forward in His will and it is so worth it when I see the tears of gratitude form in the eyes of the moms.

There is nothing better than getting out and serving others! I am challenging you to serve someone this week and let me know how it goes.

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I have officially launched LIFE Single Mom Ministry! I have launched a ministry blog, but I will still be posting here to share whatever God lays on my heart. I will also be continuing my posts for single moms on this blog. The ministry blog will be completely ministry related with a post thrown in here and there on single mom statistics and how we can serve the single mom family.

To visit the LIFE Single Mom Ministry website click HERE

To visit the LIFE Single Mom Ministry Facebook page click HERE

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LIFE Single Mom Ministry has been launched! YAY! The ministry has found a home at Terre Haute First Baptist Church. I have just launched and am working on the Facebook page, website, single mom group, ministry cards, etc. but I was able to partner with my daughter Cree and her high school students to make Mother’s Day care baskets for 10 single moms at a local addiction recovery house. They are going through the hardest fight of their lives and they would have been ignored otherwise. I was also able to connect a disabled, single mom in another county with a church close to her to help her with some yard/housework. I am excited to see how God uses this ministry and the local community to reach the single mom.

I will be starting in person LIFE groups the 3rd week of August as long as pandemic restrictions allow. I am excited and nervous about this. I am excited because I believe this will be the real launch of the ministry. It will be so much easier to minister to these single moms and their children when we can meet together and build those relationships. It is so much harder to reach out when you can’t have that face-to-face connection. I am nervous because I will be leading the group. I keep pushing myself and God shows up, but it is still a day to day decision to choose faith over fear.

I will update as I get some things accomplished. It is a process and I am learning as I go. For now I invite you to visit the LIFE Single Mom Ministry Facebook page.

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Life seems to fly by faster as I get older. I have not been posting as much as I want to, but I have to embrace the seasons and realize that there will be seasons that will bring a pause in my writing. These seasons are hard for me. Sometimes I feel that if I am not writing then I am failing. Failing at what exactly? Honestly, I don’t know. This pause has been brought on by my spending time with my kids and grandkids. I house sat for Cherokee and her family during Holy week. I have been spending time with Cree helping Talon paint his new house. Ty, Cree and I drove to Georgia for the weekend to see Kiowa. Baseball season has started up for the grandkids. I have also been blessed with the opportunity this year to be able to watch Madilyn. She is now a 1 year old and requires more attention. I gladly give it because I know that in another month Cherokee will be out of school (she works for the school corporation and has Summers off) and I won’t have my baby girl to watch any more.

Which brings me to some really EXCITING news! I had approached my pastor about starting a single mom ministry at my church in January. Well, I met with the education team on April 11th and they gave their approval. The pastor gave his final approval the next day. I am now waiting to discuss next steps, but my 15 year dream is finally becoming a reality. YAY! I am really excited! And really nervous! I may not be perfect and I am positive that I will make mistakes along the way as God pushes me out of my comfort zone, but I know that as long as I obey HIM that He will turn my mistakes and messes into messages that will glorify HIM and help to build HIS kingdom. I am grateful for the support of the pastor and education team at Terre Haute First Baptist Church. I am grateful for the support of my family. I could never do this alone. We are made for community. We need each other.

In June, I will start to revamp some of the pages here and will start to post more. I will also launch a blog for Life Single Mom Ministry and will be posting ministry updates there, as well as, ways to help the single mom family. I will be starting to work full-time with the ministry to serve single moms in Vigo County and nationally when the opportunity presents itself. I am in awe of how God takes broken people and restores them to the point where they become vessels God can use in the healing of other broken people. I am blessed!

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