The word “thrive” doesn’t describe the lives of many single parents. You wake up in the morning feeling so tired and overwhelmed, thinking “How will I manage everything today?” You keep telling yourself, “I just need to make it through the day; just survive.” Planning for tomorrow will have to wait because there’s not enough time in this day to handle work, parenting, laundry, grocery shopping, cupcakes for the school treat, craft supplies for your child’s science project, fuel for the car, homework help and dinner, yet still find time to cuddle with kids. And forget about cleaning because that’s often the last thing you have energy for.
“I just need to make it through the day; just survive.”
We know all parents have those same challenges, but when you are a single parent, you may not have someone who can help you manage those challenges and remind you that you are valued and loved, and that all this effort will someday be worth it. Someone to remind you that God loves you and knows that these are tough times for you. But He has you in this place at this time for a purpose even though you may not see it right now.
Thrive is a ministry that offers single parents a different perspective on their challenges through seminars, small group discussion and networking so you can get past the feeling of just surviving. We want you to know that God loves you and that you have value and purpose and that someday you will look back on these challenging days and know that it was all worth it.
Raw emotions are those feelings we hide from others but take out on those we love most. We may exhibit patience and kindness when talking with the grocery clerk, a co-worker, even the difficult person at the returns counter; but, at home, sometimes the smallest, most trivial things set women off, sparking an angry word, cruel comment behind someone’s back, or a flood of tears. This study will teach you spiritual strategies to help manage your reactions.
4/22/17 – Week 1 – Grace for theUnglued
4/29/17 – Week 2 – Freedom for the Unglued
5/13/17 – Week 3 – Four Kinds of Unglued
5/20/17 – Week 4 – A Procedure Manual for the Unglued
6/3/17 – Week 5 – Lingering Words for the Unglued
6/10/17 – Week 6 – Imperfect Progress for the Unglued
6/24/17 – Week 7 – Review
Other Series coming up later this year…
“Uninvited” Lysa Terkeurst
“Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted” Priscilla Shirer
“Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask” – Angela Thomas
Each weekly seminar is “self-contained” so you can attend the ones that interest you. For more information, questions or registration, contact Karen Hammersmith. Childcare is available. Light breakfast will be provided from 8:45am to 9:15am. Each session will run from 9:20am to 11:00am.
Register using the Registration Form on the left-side of the page.