Posted by kim | Posted in Support Resources | Posted on 02-04-2012
Single Moms of NWA is holding its First Annual Family Picnic
Where: Pavilion, Bob Henry Park, Benton Street, Siloam Springs, AR
When: Sunday, 4/15/12 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Drinks will be provided.
Come join us for fun, fellowship and a supportive community that wants to love you and your children!
Friday, September 23 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
New Life Church in Siloam Springs, AR
1611 Cheri Whitlock Drive
A fun free night of pampering for all single moms and widows in our community!
Register soon @ ifoundgrace.com or call 479-524-4823.
The night will include:
Fashion show, door prizes and elegant meal.
Free services provided on first-come first-served basis:
Manicures, mini-pedis, hair salon, facials and many more!
When: Friday, September 23rd – 6:00 PM until 9:00PM
Where: New Life Church, 1611 Cheri Whitlock
Please RSVP if possible, but walk-ins are welcome!
Childcare available if needed.
40% of all chidren woke up this morning without a father in the home. I wanted to share it with you to remind you that you are not alone. Many children are living in fatherless homes. Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Tulsa with a group of ladies from one of the local churches. We had a really good time. It was a Friday evening and all day Saturday event. We started the evening by listing to Angela Taylor speak; she’s a very dynamic speaker and spoke openly about things she’s said to her children to embarass them like “Be the Sunshine”. Ask me about it, I’d love to tell you how she unknowingly embarassed her teenage son at a sporting event. Friday evening we listened to Casting Crowns sing their songs that they use in their youth ministry; that was awesome. I brought some CDs back for my son who will turn 13 this month. I think he’ll really enjoy them. It was a great time! To find out more about upcoming conferences or to connect online visit Extraordinary Women site. On Saturday we heard from Carol Kent talk about her son being in prison for murder. It’s her only child and now her only way to spend time with him is through prison visits and letters. It’s given her and her husband an incredible ministry to reach out to other families in similar circumstances. We heard from Michelle Hammond who spoke of her recent loss of her father and the devestation (loss of work, home, etc.) that had occured in her life prior to his passing. She’s an incredibly dynamic speaker and I enjoyed her immensely. We got to hear a more humorous side of life from Chonda Pierce; it was hysterical to listen to her talk about family relationships and sex. There were so many people squirming when she spoke of this especially the young and old; it’s such a taboo topic but she made an incredible point. Why? I think if we were more willing to discuss the tough topics then our society would be much better off. If we don’t talk openly about these and other important topics we can’t be the souce of information for our children and they will have learn about these topics from other sources. We heard a very intimate testimony from Lysa TerKeurst about the struggles she has battled in her life. My friend who was sitting next to me nearly pushed me out of my church when she started talking about how God was talking to her telling her “Sweetheart I love you; You are part of the family!” She was talking about how her childhood may not have been fulfilling and she may not have heard the words from her own father and felt like she belonged but God wants her and embraces her as part of his family. We got to sing along and enjoy music from Michael O’Brien; he also spoke about why he changed his career path and how bipolar depression has affected his family.
Posted by kim | Posted in Support Resources | Posted on 23-02-2011
There are a group of ladies that meet every Wednesday night at Mt Comfort Church of Christ 3249 W Mount Comfort Rd in Fayetteville at 7:00pm in room 204. This is during the church’s regularly scheduled meeting time. The church has fantastic children’s classes divided by age and they have a snack and crafts while while the moms meet.
The leader of this group was recently published in Peekaboo magazine. Her story is inspirational that she feels a similar bond to single moms and is working to dismiss the negative stereotype that is associated with the title of single mom.
Posted by kim | Posted in Support Resources | Posted on 16-02-2011
If you are part of the sandwich generation like me. They are a wonderful resource to provide lots of advice and make you aware of resources available to answer questions and deal with aging parent issues.