Freedom Journals

Real Stories from the Village

A Letter To Single Moms at Christmas

Dear Single Mom, We are thinking of you. With Thanksgiving over and Christmas getting closer, we have been praying for your heart. This time of year is hard. We know. Everyone in the Shepherd’s Village’s family has been in your shoes. We are (or were) single moms,...

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The Day I Welcomed the Past Into My Home

After my divorce, I moved back into my parents’ home for some time to breathe, regroup, and save money as I determined my next step. I slept in my old bedroom in my twin-sized bed with glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling above me.  My little boys shared the room...

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When You Feel Like The Only Mom In Town   

I have children and none of my friends do. It makes me feel like I’m the only mom in town sometimes. Often, I’m stuck venting about my struggles and sharing my joys of motherhood with...myself.  I have my mom, my aunt, and a few other family members, but my family...

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