Arise Blog

Articles by Pam Kanaly

  • Will I Ever Get Beyond “This?”

    Whether single again, widowed, whether you’ve adopted kids, or never married, you’ve all experienced at one time or another a “this” – that thing that tilts you upside down, thrusting you into the loop-de-loop of trying to find your balance. It’s actually not lack of “balance” you’re suffering from, but lack of emotional wellness or stability. So how does one get that?

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  • LIGHTEN UP - (unpacking heavy emotions)

    For years my ‘this’ as a single mother was a concoction of anger, mixed with a cup of fear and two tablespoons of resentment. I still loved my former husband. And just when I thought I was getting over him, he’d pick up the kids for the weekend. I’d melt the second I laid eyes on him. Then all of my heartaches would spiral out of control once again.

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  • My Single Mom Bible

    When I was a mother raising children alone, I possessed one certain Bible. I wrote notes in the margins beside verses that pertained to my circumstances asking God to apply that truth to my need. My Bible was my diary

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  • What Do You Tell the Children When There Is a Divorce?

    Going through a divoirce is one of the most difficult things to face, and all of a sudden you also have the disheartening burden of telling your children that the other parent is going to live under another roof. What in the world do you say to them? Read along as Pam Kanaly gives you hope by sharing three starting points to talk about with your kids.

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  • Three "To Do's" As a New Single Mother

    Friend, if you’re in the initial stage of redefining your life as a single parent, take heart. Read along as Pam Kanaly shares the basic ‘Children Facts’ that she wished she knew as a new single mom.

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  • Do You Need a 2nd Chance?

    Have you ever just felt lousy as a single mom, like you’re not a candidate for God’s forgiveness or you’ve fallen outside the realm of deserving God’s favor? If so, you’ve swallowed the biggest lie of Satan EVER! He doesn’t want you to know that your heavenly Father is the God of 2nd chances. (And I might add, by the way, that I actually know Him as the God of 3rd, 4th, and 5th chances!)

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  • Keeping the Worms in the Can with Co-Parenting

    If you're like most single parents, you'd agree that sharing the responsibility of raising the children under two roofs can be challenging. Pam Kanaly shares these simple ABC's of co-parenting that will hopefully bring about a successful resolution.

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  • How to Teach Young Children about the Meaning of Easter

    Then I remembered an analogy I was told years ago about how to begin the process of teaching children about God’s purpose in allowing Jesus to go the cross while incorporating the fun of both hunting then eating chocolate-filled eggs. It revolved around the use of jelly beans, and though it is theologically NOT complete by any measure – at least it’s a start. The idea is simply to introduce the seed words: sin, cross, and heaven.

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  • How to Curb the Conflicts of Coparenting

    If you’re like most single moms in the “raising kids department,” you need reminders of how to co-parent in such a way that your children succeed as an adult. My two children are grown now with babies of their own. After speaking to a group of single parents recently, I was reminded afresh of the struggles in passing the children back and forth to two different households and the wear and tear it can be on your soul.

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  • God Came – Not Wearing a Crown but a Diaper

    One of my favorite images of Christmas revolves around the night the Christ child was born. Max Lucado portrayed the scene where the characters in the story came to life. Each holiday I ponder it once again.

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