5 Things I Learned About Love By Not Being In It

How many church pews have you sat in, watching a bride and groom gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes, listening as the pastor recites this familiar verse? Love is patient, love is kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is…

How I Became

Do you look at where you are and think, “How did I get here?” Do you dream of a better outcome? Do you often pray or wish your life could be different? What if… What if, you are completely capable of changing the direction of your life with one solid decision? Would you do it?…

Back In The Saddle

*I know you’ve all be anxiously awaiting my return to the dating scene. Some of you have even doubted that I could make it an entire year. Well, I made it and I even lived to tell that tale.  This piece is one I’ve written for MOPS International’s publication The Fridge Door. It will be…

The Women At The Well: Session 1

**The Women At The Well is a new series of lesson plans for single moms. I have gathered a community of other single moms, who meet regularly, enjoy a meal together, learn together and hold each other accountable. I have developed a curriculum to teach at our gatherings. You are invited to follow along as we journey onto…

Celibate

  So this is it: The mountain I am going to die on. Some days I think I’m really going to die alone and celibate on this mountain. For whatever reason, God has called me to be Holy in this area. Holy simply means to be set apart. To not follow the regular customs of…

Still Becoming…

I’ve been rather challenged by my year off dating, and maybe not because of the reason you think. I am very surprised at the number of strong opinions AND the depth at which people care about my personal life.  Because people are people and they aren’t afraid to voice their opinion, I have had to…

Becoming…

I have an announcement to make, and I realize it will affect some of you more than others… I will RESUME dating May 2, 2014. Yes friends I have committed to a year of no dating. WHY, you ask. WHY on earth would you take yourself off the market?? I guess the best answer I…

The Big Harries and More

As I was putting Christmas decorations away, I began wondering how my life will be different when I see my ornaments again next year. Will I have a different outlook, a change of heart for the holidays, a new accomplishment to celebrate, a new family to welcome into my home? This holiday season was really…

I Choose the Very Best One, and You Are NOT It. . .

Very few people forget grade school gym class dodge ball. The teacher would choose team captains, and the team captains would select the kids they wanted on their team. I was the girl consistently chosen last. There I stood, a skinny scrawny little thing, with a hopeful smile watching all the other kids get chosen….

I’m not perfect, but I’m still a work of art

This is probably one of my favorite verses in the bible, Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do.” The Greek word translation for “workmanship” means “work of art”. Some versions of the bible use masterpiece. Can you…

Let’s talk about sex. . .

I have this conversation all the time with my other single girlfriends “he’s the wrong guy for you, he’s just not that into you.” The response is always the same “I KNOW!! But why can’t I keep my finger from hitting the send button?” UGH!! Girl, I have been there! I’ve been on both sides…