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

Faithfulness · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

2022: Covenant Faithfulness as a Single Person

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

Daily Living · Faithfulness · Growth · Whispers of Faith

What if this is the Year Where Everything Changes? And What if it’s Not?

For Zechariah and Elizabeth of Luke 1, they had had so many years go by that were just like the ones before. Their lives had assumed a rhythm of normalcy that they had embraced. I’m sure they had long ago accepted that there would be no children to grace their home, although the shame and… Continue reading What if this is the Year Where Everything Changes? And What if it’s Not?

Daily Living · Gratitude · Growth · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

Contentment: Both a Gift and a Choice

Not too long ago, I was driving home from a friend’s house after dinner and good conversation together. It was a warm summer evening with cool breezes coming through the open car windows, and the song “Jireh” came on the radio. And as I was singing along to the words, “I will be content in… Continue reading Contentment: Both a Gift and a Choice

Current Events · Daily Living · Grieving · Whispers of Faith

Anxiety, Control & Blame: The Pandemic Picture without God

It’s been sixteen months and counting since the Covid pandemic turned our lives upside down. And we are an exhausted people. We’re exhausted of the tragedy of sickness and death. We’re exhausted of mask and vaccine debates. We’re exhausted of trying to figure out the “right thing to do,” especially when someone we love disagrees… Continue reading Anxiety, Control & Blame: The Pandemic Picture without God