Dating · Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

A Prayer for Those Hoping for Love

In a season of hoping in my life, I wrote the following prayer.  And if you are in a season of hoping right now—praying—longing—wondering—I pray these words would encourage your heart and help you center your hoping in Christ himself. He hears all our prayers. His sovereign love and grace are guiding our lives. We… Continue reading A Prayer for Those Hoping for Love

Daily Living · Faithfulness · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

He is Sovereign in the Delays

There I sat, sipping cinnamon-laced foam by myself at the coffee shop, tracing the grooves in the wooden table, gazing out the windows at cloudy skies—and my first instinct was disappointment at a friend’s unexpected interruption to our plans. But then I sat there with fingers clasped around the warm mug and forced myself to… Continue reading He is Sovereign in the Delays

Dreamy Things · Marriage · Poetry · Singleness

The One Who Would Enter that Sacred Space

She held secrets that no one else knew about— Delightfully fanciful secrets of her quiet, inner life— Where she would dream dreams about the future, Hold wistful trysts over past memories, And get lost in joyful moments of the present.   She was at home with herself And pleasantly satisfied with her own company, For… Continue reading The One Who Would Enter that Sacred Space

Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

When Will the Acceptable Time Come?

“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, In the abundance of Your steadfast Love answer me in Your Saving faithfulness.”                              Psalm 69:13   My prayer is to You – Not my wistful fancies. My prayer is to You – Not the sly imposters.  … Continue reading When Will the Acceptable Time Come?

Dating · Men · Relationship · Singleness · Women

Five Questions to Consider Before Dating Someone

“Should you tell a guy that you like him?” “What were some of your concerns about that guy’s character?” “He told me how he felt about me. Do you think we should start dating?” My conversations about dating range from lunch-time conversations with my 8th-grade girls to coffeeshop meetups with college girls to late night… Continue reading Five Questions to Consider Before Dating Someone

Grieving · Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

A Lament for One With a Broken Heart

“That’s heartbreaking,” he said After hearing her story. “Yes, it is,” she said back With a dramatic smile on her face – Which was only to cover up The actual brokenness of her heart That came leaking out The moment the door was Closed behind them.   She didn’t know why She always fell for… Continue reading A Lament for One With a Broken Heart

Children & Parenting · Dating · Marriage · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

True Love Does Not Wait

Remember the “True Love Waits” movement of the early 2000s? The signing of the pledges and the wearing of the purity rings and the songs about waiting for your future husband? I was all in for that movement and was a little over-zealous in my “pursuit of purity.” And while I still fully believe that… Continue reading True Love Does Not Wait