As God tells us in the above verse, it's imperative to support the orphans and widows in our communities. I believe, knowing God's heart, that we should apply this to the single parent as well. Welcoming our second child last month, I have a newfound appreciation for single mothers. Whether she's a widow, divorced, or single, this woman (despite the blessings of her children) carries a desperately heavy burden as the sole caregiver.
This month, I challenge you to accept God's charge found in James 1:27. Let's work together to support the single mother (or father), showing them the love of Christ. Consider preparing a meal, surprising her with flowers, booking a one time maid service for her home, offering babysitting, taking her out for an evening, or coming up with something unique to her specific needs. Enjoy serving these precious women, and please share your ideas and stories!
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!