The other morning, I read a quote about motherhood on Pinterest. And my heart broke a little because of the ache within it to carry out that quote. In quiet desperation, I cried out to the Lord, “Why can’t that be me right now? I would give anything to pour my heart and soul into… Continue reading Until the Assignment Changes
“What’s your type?” people might ask those in the dating pool. Or, “He’s just not my type,” a girl might say in response to why she’s not interested in someone. Or, as some junior high boys told me recently, “Girls at this age don’t care about personality. They just care about hotness” (the girls might… Continue reading Do You Have a “Type”?
“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?
“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
“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
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
The word “covenant” is used quite a bit in Christian circles. We speak of God’s covenants in the Bible, there’s something called “covenant theology,” and there is, of course, the covenant of marriage. Typically, we know that covenants are serious agreements, but beyond that, we might not know the depth of what a covenant truly… Continue reading 2022: Covenant Faithfulness as a Single Person
It sprang on me suddenly – This unexpected ache for Little arms twined about my neck And a sweet, childish voice calling me Mama. It came to me from that dream – That rush of love and peace From wrapping a small one In my arms – His unexpected affection Melting away the ever-present… Continue reading A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms
By this point, I have written enough posts about the difficulties of being single and doing life on my own that you readers know how intimately acquainted I am with it. And yet, this is not a full picture of what regular life is like for me as a single woman. Even in the loneliness,… Continue reading The Art & Beauty of Living Alone
“You know what?” she whispered to him. “I just love being near you, even if we’re just working side by side and not talking.” Don’t we all long for the person who brings our souls comfort? Isn’t it the loveliest to have someone who is familiar with us and all our rhythms? The one with… Continue reading Let Me Be Your Witness: A Love Story of Growing Old Together