July 23, 2013 Proverbs 9: 1 – 6

Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars.
She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city, “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says, “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.”

When we became single parents there were a lot of changes; many of us had to build a new home for our families, to set new boundaries, and create new traditions. In some cases we have had to take on new roles, such as breadwinner, housekeeper, cook, repair person, dryer of tears, and entertainer.

As single parents the weight of responsibility for the family’s wellbeing has been set upon our shoulders; while this is not necessarily a bad thing, there are times when these responsibilities can feel overwhelming. At these times, it can help to invite those with parental wisdom, into our homes, and our lives to ask for their help and advice.

Our journey as single parents will be made easier if travel together, helping each other along the way; sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other, we gain new insights into parenting while helps us to cope better with our daily responsibilities, and become better parents for our children.

Let us Pray:

Lord, please fill us with your wisdom, and help us to listen to your voice as it comes to us through the insights of others. Please be with us as we strive to build good homes and good families and good lives for our children, and ourselves. 

Amen

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