Fall 2017 Lineup of Classes and Events

By: Mary Ellen Collins We have been diligently working over the summer to create a fantastic fall lineup of classes and events from the Motherless Daughters Ministry. Here is what is coming up! The Road to Forgiveness Forgiveness is a journey. Ever wonder why you keep forgiving the same thing...

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When Our Stories Connect Us

By: Julie Thompson We began the weekend as strangers, but left as friends and sisters in Christ. From the outside looking in, it wouldn’t appear that we have much in common. Some of us are young adults. Others are grandmothers. Some of us are single. Others are married. Some of us do not have...

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From “Slave” to “Saint”

By: Cara Barth “Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” ~ Steve Maraboli I was doing some research recently and I came across...

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Don’t Shoot the Rabbit

By: Karen Alexander Doyel (Guest Blogger) Yesterday, a big fat rabbit was eating some of my tomatoes. As I was washing dishes after dinner, my husband, Jim, came walking through the kitchen with a rifle in his hand. I looked up and asked where he was going.  He told me...

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Living Gracefully with Uncertainty and Change (#7)

By: Cara Barth “True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ~ Oprah Winfrey As we proceed through our series built around the stages of grief, which include; Loss/ “Pain” → Shock/ “Anger” → Protest/ “Remembering” → Disorganization/ “Guilt” →Reorganization/ “Forgiving” → Recovery/ “Gratitude”, we become increasingly aware...

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Life Lessons: Forgiveness and Grace

By: Mary Ellen Collins I have been digging into the memories of my life and recalling the sources of some of my beliefs.  Where did they come from? Who did they come from? What was the first memory about when I had to learn to forgive or give grace? Dig!...

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The Long Road of Forgiveness

By: Kris Fisher I have been making peace with my mom one little step at a time for many years. A while back though, I realized I have become stuck, vacillating between being angry at her and accepting her as she is. Frankly, I felt like I could not repeat...

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I Resolve to Release Myself From Bitterness

By: Christine Fishel I’m learning something new on this road to forgiveness: Bitterness is a giant stumbling block, a fallen redwood lying across my pathway. It’s too thick to go over, too long to go around. I’ve got to face it head-on. I listened to a devotion by Angela Thomas...

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