On Open Letter to the Single Mom

Dearest Solo, Going solo is a roller coaster, isn’t it? You may find yourself crying behind the bathroom door, shut away so your children won’t see your tears. Sometimes, you sit through jam sessions with your married friends and rejoice you haven’t lost a wink of sleep because you don’t share a bed with a…

Prayer and the Single Life

Backpacks were set out and organized in preparation for another weekend at Dad’s. This routine was still new to all of us and the stabbing pain of leaving them at the doorstep and driving away never seemed to dissipate. My boys seemed so little in their beds. The anticipation of having to endure this event…

Raw – When Striving Rests

*Authors Note: Sometimes during my quiet time, I read through previous journal entries. I found this prayer I wrote a month ago and it still resonated so deeply again today that I thought to share it with you in it’s true, raw form. No edits, no fluffing, just raw.   Heavenly Father, you set me…

No Turning Back

As he turned the corner and out of sight, I knew his first solo journey home from school would be marked in my memory forever. He’s declared his independence. I can never reverse my decision and he can never be little…ever again. There’s no turning back. Isn’t the same true for me? Once I’ve proclaimed…

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…

Ever wish you could have a do-over? But, then again. . .

That’s the great thing about blogging, I can absolutely take a do-over. I could delete and completely re-write my first blog if I wanted to and no one would be the wiser. I hesitate to entirely erase my first blog, because I’d like to see how far I’ve come. Isn’t that how life is? Sometimes…

What’s so awesome about being alone?

*Originally written and posted exactly two years ago, this was only my second blog ever published. I can look back now and see how much has changed – for one I don’t eat KFC in my bed, that’s just wrong; two, my bedroom has received a major cleaning, and three God has eased the pain…