Who We Truly Are

By: Cathy Crosby (Guest Blogger) God is the One who I’ve pressed into during difficult times in my career and as I’ve navigated my journey as a motherless daughter. He has taken these two life experiences to help me discover that my true identity is found neither in a career...

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Finding Hope In Seasons of Waiting

By: Heather Wolper Are you in a season of waiting? We’ve all been there. Between us, we’ve waited for jobs, spouses and places to live. We’ve waited for houses to sell, businesses to take off and wayward children to come home. We’ve waited in exam rooms and by hospital beds....

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Top 10 Blogs 2017

Every year we take time to pause and reflect on what God has been doing through the Motherless Daughters Ministry. We hope and pray that you feel loved and supported by the women here in this community. Many of you have commented that our blogs have been so helpful to...

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One Word 2018

By: Julie Thompson On January 1st we have a tendency to reflect upon the previous year and  think about what we can do differently to make the new year better. I used to be one of those people who made New Years resolutions. I had a 0% success rate of...

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When The Holidays Are Bittersweet

By: Julie Thompson Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. As a child, I have fond memories of going with my parents and younger brother to the Christmas tree farm. We would brave the cold and snow in search of the “perfect” Christmas tree. Once we got the tree back...

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The Gift of Gratitude

By: Heather Wolper The other day I sat at a red light on my way to the grocery store. As I waited, I began to tick through a mental list of things we needed, milk, eggs, grapes, bread. . . And then I noticed the line of cars crossing my...

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40 Days of Prayer for Motherless Daughters: 2017

By: Mary Ellen Collins I hate the hype of Christmas!  Holidays are such a lonely time. The commercialism of the holidays drills home the loneliness I feel. Perfect Norman Rockwell family portraits splashed everywhere – magazines, ads, and TV channels. Pictures of multi-generational families gathered together with large smiles, hugs,...

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Be Careful What You Pray For

By: Christine Fishel At the end of 2016, I was exhausted from the distress of helping to move my parents into an assisted living facility. At 48, I was struggling to keep my energy level up to continue my mothering of 4 school-age children, keeping the house together while my...

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Grief = “Peeling the Onion”

By: Cara Barth “Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” ~ Carl Sandburg I was thinking this week about the coming holidays and how this time of year can be so difficult for folks and be a real trigger for grief...

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