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Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE.
We the Moms, is a monthly support group for single moms to gather together and grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. "Wilt thou be made whole?" (John 5:6). Wholeness is the theme we encourage for our single moms to reach their full potentials.
Some of us become parents at an early age and miss out on growing into adulthood. Thrashed into being responsible for another human being can be overwhelming and dysfunctional. We are here to care and serve you as a woman wanting to live a better quality of life for the sake of your children. Our concern is your well-being to be made whole. We take a wholistic approach to move single mothers from brokenness to wholeness.
What is wholeness?
One of the things God wants most for us is to be whole. Wholeness is the quality of being complete, not broken, or divided into parts. Wholeness is realized and therefore received. There are parts of our soul, our mind, our will, and emotions that are broken, injured, or marred. We must come to realize the brokenness in our mind, body, soul, emotions, and relationships. The many aspects that make up our being are what make wholeness so complicated. However, if we desire to be transformed and be intentional about it, then our soul is restored. It will not typically just happen unless we put forth the effort.
The recurrent nature of women's lives means that we all face periods of transition and change. We think about that chance to begin again or follow a different path. Life is beautiful! But it also can be unpredictable, challenging, and difficult. Most women struggle in their personal lives, relationships, children, activities, finances, and the truth is that most of these pose a challenge to those in special situations. How do we make choices that lead to peace and abundance rather than stress or regret? Many women do not know what to do when confronted with modern-life concerns. With the right information and practice, you can maximize life’s opportunities and awaken your creative potentials.
Your past is something that cannot be changed and it is imperative for you to avoid being tied to it. Many people refuse to change because they are emotionally attached to the past or prefer to stay in their comfort zone. This could be dangerous because your past can keep you from looking at your present situation with a futuristic approach to life. Therefore, your quest to change should not be based on your emotions but rather a logical approach. The point is to re-evaluate the person you are and the person you want to be. It may not be all bad but simply misguided. However, you are the sum of all of your experience in life and with change, there is no limit to the power and success that you can achieve.
Chosen to Live!
Shanette, The Cat-Eyed Woman is a domestic violence survivor. She was able to turn the negatives at home into positives at school by being a consistent honor roll student and using writing to express things she found difficult to talk about. Unfortunately, the issues at home became overwhelming; by the time she reached high school, Shanette struggled with depression and found herself entering into unhealthy friendships and relationships. Today, she is renewed, remarried, and rebuilding. She is an author and advocate. She is healthy and helping bring attention to domestic violence issues with a focus on the effects on children. To hear a little more about her story directly from her, check out the video below and hear her Survivor Story. You can follow Shanette's blog at www.thecateyedwoman.com:
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"I thank God for sending Stephanie in my life to take the time to teach me and not give up or label me as others did in my past. I know sometimes I have made the wrong choices but she was always there with open arms and late-night talks on the phone or in-person to motivate me with God's help letting me know the race is still on. I pray that she continues to move forward."
"You have played so many roles in my life: sister, friend, mom, therapist, counselor, preacher, and a child of God. You always found a way to never let my dream die inside of me regardless of what you had going on. Today I just want to tell you how much I appreciate your love and kindness over the many years. My life has been a journey and I am blessed that you have been part of my journey. I ask that you accept this gift of my Ph.D. as a symbol of the impact your friendship had on my life. This was no small task and it took people such as you to help me with this task…"
“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present” —Jan Glidewell
“Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreak makes you wiser. So thank the past for a better future.” —Unknown
“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”