Motivation

By Marisa Saenz “How can you be so bold to help others when you have so many issues yourself?”, says the critical voice inside my head. Lately, I have had a difficult time with motivation. Whenever I start a project, whether it’s going to the store, reading of favorite book,...

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A Mother’s Gentle Wisdom

By Dottie Menkhaus Certain days of the year— such as birthdays, anniversaries, and Mother’s Day—are difficult after the loss of your mother. The date on the calendar triggers a tidal wave of memory and emotion. March 24 is when my Mom passed away from breast cancer at the young age...

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Where Can I Go?

By Gladys Bell I was never looking to become a pastor’s wife. That was not my chosen pathway. However, it was the pathway my future husband chose, so it became my future as well. But where can I go with this pain? The hurt? The anger? As a pastor’s wife...

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The Voice That I Miss The Most

By: Julie Thompson It’s been 10 years since I’ve heard her voice. A voice that consistently spoke words of love and encouragement into my life. A voice that I didn’t realize how much I would miss until I couldn’t hear it anymore. 10 years later, I’m still learning how to...

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Anniversary – It’s Just Another Day, Right?

By: Marisa Saenz (Guest Blogger) Well, here I am again. Three more days, and it will be the anniversary. I think I am doing a great job at pretending everything is okay. Why not? It’s year five for me. (Not that I’m counting.) The fact that I am getting “weepy”...

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Butterfly

By: Beth Corbley (Guest Blogger) “I MADE MY FAVORITE THING FOR DINNER TONIGHT … A RESERVATION.” SALLY ANN CORBLEY, AKA, THE GENERAL It was Saturday August 22nd, 2015, around 9am. Her breathe was shallow and I knew her time was about to come. Sitting next to her elevated hospital bed...

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Getting Rid of the Roots

By: Pam C. (Guest Blogger) Healing is a process. When one suffers trauma, such as from mother loss at a young age, or any age for that matter, seeds are sown and roots grow and take hold. Until recently, I was unaware that much of my present day hang ups...

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The Dark Place

By: DKI (Guest Blogger) Have you, for a brief moment, gone to the deepest darkest place in your grief journey and felt like there’s no turning back? After shedding 45 pounds of roller coaster grief and almost a year and a half after my mother’s passing, I thought my journey...

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Top 10 Blogs 2018

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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When It’s Hard to See God’s Kindness

By: Julie Thompson Is your life exactly how you imagined it would be? For me, my life looks very different than how I envisioned it. My dream of becoming a teacher came true, but nothing else has gone according to my plan. Growing up, I thought I would get a...

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