It’s Not Easy Being a Single Mom

I was shopping for a gift from a wedding registry. The sales clerk was most helpful.  She actually invited me into her office while she ordered the gift for me.

I complimented her on her beautiful tan. She explained she’s a single mom of two little boys.  On her off days she takes them to the beach or the park where they play together in the sunshine.

She was open about her life so I asked about the children’s father.  She said they’d been married 13 years when she discovered he was using drugs. Currently he’s in a one-year program at a rehabilitation center.  She said her in-laws have been most helpful during this difficult time.

I asked if she had a faith background where she could get spiritual support.  “I attend a program for families of addicts, which is held in a church facility, but that’s all.”

I told her I had a little booklet in my purse that she might find encouraging.  It’s called Would You Like to Know God Personally?  I handed it to her.

She looked through it.  “I’d like to read this.”

I told her she could also get some free online spiritual support from Global Media Outreach.  I wrote out the website:   She asked some questions and said she would check it out.  She seemed genuinely grateful.

I liked her very much.  When I left I knew she would have my prayers.
I intend to return to the store and follow-up.

  • For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes:  first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.  Romans 1:16
  • And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”    Mark 16:15
  • SONG:  STORY OF A DREAM by Kathleen
This life is temporary.  This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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8 Responses to It’s Not Easy Being a Single Mom

  1. Heidi says:

    I wish someone had taken that kind of interest in me as a 20 year old single mom…..or at any age while I was a single mom which was the entire time of motherhood for me.

  2. Bisi says:

    Thats beautiful. We are indeed the light of the world. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kristy A. says:

    Amen Kathleen! Loved this!

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