Freedom Journals

Real Stories from the Village

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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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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Normal: Only a Setting on the Washing Machine

Does the word normal come to mind when you think of doing the job of single parenting? Probably not. I mean, who would think it’s normal to raise two children alone, work full time, cook, clean, and pay all the bills by yourself? I don’t know about you, but if that’s...

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