When Carol Floch realized that her marriage was about to end and that she was about to join the ranks of moms left to raise their children on their own, she could not stop crying. She mourned her shattered hopes and grieved the loss of the family she had always dreamed of. But mostly, she cried for her children. Into Carol's grief, regret, and fear, God's Spirit came with a message from Psalm 84: Build your nest near my altar, and I will be your children's source of security, protection, provision, and blessing.
In The Single Mom's Devotional, Carol tells her story and shares with the sisterhood of single moms how they can build their family's nest in the protective shadow of God's presence. Single mothers, whether on their own after a divorce or a husband's death, will discover how to find true life in Christ and allow the strength of that inner life to be the compass by which they navigate an unpredictable future. Near God's altar, the cross of Christ is where single moms will discover life through relinquishment, power through dependence, and hope through surrender. Anchored at the foot of the cross, readers will find daily security and hope as they nourish their souls and nurture their children at a place near God's altar.
Carol Floch has ministered to women in every stage of life for more than 25 years. She has written Bible studies and numerous articles for Focus on the Family's Single Parent magazine; has led retreats, workshops, and support groups; and has mentored women to find deeper hope and security in Jesus. Her most significant and satisfying investment in women has been in her own home, nurturing her three daughters on her own since 2001. Carol is a counselor in private practice in Dallas, Texas, where she helped to design and launch Parenting Alone, a community ministry for single parents.
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