Jesus In The Storm

By: Cindy Stepanek Matthew 14:34-36 I have always loved the story of Jesus walking on water, but today it touches my heart in a more personal way because it reminds me of the storm in my brother’s divorce. The disciples were most likely in a boat on the Sea of...

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Happiness is a Choice

By: Mary Ellen Collins Today I am starting my day with positive thoughts.  I have realized this is a major source of my stress.  I normally wake up and start worrying about the tasks to be done today or the problems I am carrying. Instead of giving them to God...

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I am a Motherless Daughter: Living Mother

By: Anonymous I am a motherless daughter, but it’s hard for me to define myself this way. Maybe mothered-less is a better way to describe me. I often feel like I have no right to be a part of this group of women who call themselves Motherless Daughters because my...

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I am a Motherless Daughter: Double Loss

By: Cindy Stepanek I am a motherless daughter; my story is of a double loss. I physically lost my mom to poorly treated breast cancer with metastasis to the brain, when I was 34 years old. Although it is hard for me to admit, my mom was emotionally absent most...

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I am a Motherless Daughter: Early Loss

By: Mary Ellen Collins I am a motherless daughter. I lost my mother to breast cancer back in the 1960’s. Her loss is engraved on my heart forever. Connecting with the recent blog on “Who is a Motherless Daughter?”  I would be considered an early loss. At 15, I had...

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Who is a Motherless Daughter?

By: Mary Ellen Collins When I talk about the Motherless Daughters Ministry, people often ask who is a motherless daughter? As I give them the definition of the women who come to this ministry, they are often surprised.  I have even had some say, “That’s me!”  We have ministered to...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek Lies, All Lies Matthew 12:17-21 Isaiah prophesied about Jesus saying, He was the chosen one, God delighted in Him and God put His spirit in Jesus. (vs. 18) This has made me do some serious soul searching, because my first response was, “I want to be loved...

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What About My Father?

By: Kris Fisher “You’re a good good father. It’s who you are…. I’m loved by you. It’s who I am.” The first time I heard the lyrics of the song “Good Good Father” by Housefires, I was taken by it. Actually, it took me. It took me to a place...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek Just Leave Matthew 12:15-16 I admit I am a people pleaser, and I confess that I also have problems setting boundaries. I think there is a deep desire in all of us to be wanted and liked by others. I sometimes find myself doing what I call...

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I Want Candy!

By: Christine Fishel I have temper tantrums. They don’t look like the ones my young children have, but they are most certainly temper tantrums. I realized this about myself just this week while shopping with my boys. I took my 5 and 8 year old sons shopping for new shoes...

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