What is your song?

To God be the Glory! It was like confirmation this morning when I awoke and listened to my church’s morning service over the internet.  The song that I had been inspired at the end of 2014 was Order My Steps.  As I clicked in to the service this morning that was the song the choir was singing! I was blown away.

The rendition that I had experienced was via another young lady who I must say is truly a blessing. Joy I want to thank you for your obedience in sharing your gift with the world.  Your version of Order My Steps has become my song for 2015.

Single Parents as you Move please find a song that will give you peace in your soul during your storms. Because the storms will come, but the goal is to equip you with the Word to keep peace in the midst of the storm.  What is your song?

Prayer for the Single Parent

Single parents we cannot get this blog started and this year started off the right way without including God in the plans for this year. For He told us in His word,

“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

So with that promise in mind, I am including the single parent prayer from the mobile version of the Little Red Book of Prayers. This prayer defines the struggles that we encounter daily and it provides hope that we are not alone as we invite God in and trust His guidance. At some point today, just take some quiet time and pray this prayer.
I hope you will find it as helpful and comforting as I have.

Again, I can not take credit for the prayer, but I will say that it has been a blessing to me and I hope it will do the same for you

Heavenly Father, I thank you for my child (children). I know that children are a gift from You (Psalms 127:3-5), that you have placed them in my care. Lord you know the challenges I face each day as a single parent. Children can seem to consume all of my time, energy, and patience. It can be trying for two parents to raise them, and as a single parent the daily tasks can seem overwhelming at times.

Father, I am trusting You to supply all our needs: spiritual, financial, physical. I want to enjoy my child (children), and I want their time with me to be a blessing. Children learn more from what they see than from what they hear. Therefore, I ask you to strengthen me daily to respond and react to each challenge as you would have me to. Let me be as patient and gentle with them as you are with me. I Corinthians 10:13 says that you will not put on me more than I can bear. This is your promise to always provide what I need to accomplish your will in the midst of trials. Young people can face such temptation, abuse, rejection, pressure to conform. The list seems unending. Let our home be a place of peace, comfort, and refuge from the evil in the outside world. Lord, let them see that it is faith in You and obedience to You that brings peace and wholeness. May they know by the way I treat them that they truly are a gift and a blessing to me. May they understand Your love and faithfulness to them because of what they see in me. Give me strength, give me grace. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Happy New Year

This is a year of action for single parents everywhere. Since before the release of the Single Moms Club by Tyler Perry I have wanted to build a community of support for single parents who want to do something different for their children and for themselves.
For single parents out there please know that this blog is created as a place for you to vent, network with other single parents, and exchange best practices to maintaining your sanity as a single parent. Although, you may be handling your home on your own I want you to know that you are not alone. First, let me commend you on the remarkable job that you are doing and as we go into 2015 let’s set some goals and see what we can accomplish as we hold each other accountable to our dreams and our family’s success.
My goal for this blog is to enrich the lives of single parents. There are a variety of different avenues I hope this blog will take, but I want your input as well so we will see what direction we travel. I am sure this will be an exciting journey just as the daily life of single parenting is a constant adventure.