Shepherd's VILLAGE UNIVERSITY

a faith-based interactive learning center 

Single motherhood. That wasn’t a path Christine ever expected to walk. Marriage. Babies. She thought these things were supposed to bring fulfillment and happiness, but her life wasn’t turning out the way she had always pictured it. Christine’s husband was never available for her—not physically nor emotionally. His rejection and neglect seemed only to intensify […]

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When my single mother died in 2017 of dementia, I had the sober privilege of speaking at her funeral.  When I shared my tribute with a friend who had never gotten the blessing of meeting my mom, she offered five beautiful words:   “You remind me of her.”   Those words brought me tears of sadness […]

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Stress and Anxiety are like two aggravating, uninvited guests who come into your life to steal your peace and rob you of the joy your present life offers.  As a single mom, I can remember the stress and anxiety I felt when I had to rely on my family to watch my oldest daughter while […]

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#DearMom, First, you’re amazing. Congratulations on getting through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. You did it! And…here we go again. Another holiday. Another opportunity for difficult emotions to resurface. Valentine’s Day is upon us. It’s hard to escape the overflowing, gooey love merchandise that accosts us at every turn, isn’t it?  There’s an emotional assault […]

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Prayer Matters

January 3, 2019

I’ve been a Christian for many years and a lot has happened in my life over those years. In fact, the only thing that has been consistent in my life is inconsistency and change. I’ve gotten to experience the profound moment of life entering the world as I welcomed each of my babies on their […]

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#dearmom

December 21, 2018

#dearmom We want you to know you aren’t alone. Your kids DO see all the sacrifices you make for them. This short video paves the way for more kids to tell their moms just what they mean to them. Maybe it will even inspire you to tell YOUR mom what she means to YOU. If you […]

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