Recently, I was thinking about certain desires planted in my heart. Some of those things seem unattainable for my life circumstances right now. I would think about them without really praying about them, believing that they weren't possible at this moment. Then, it struck me: as a child of God, why am I having these… Continue reading Prayer is the Bridge.
Remember the story about the kitten I found in the parking lot? Soon after I gave the kitten to her care, Jana* had been questioning whether she be able to keep him, due to allergy issues. The last I had heard from her, she had found another family for him to go to. Well, I… Continue reading If God Cares About a Cat…
I sat at my kitchen table and opened my Bible to search for a specific passage. That was months ago. That same Bible has remained open on the kitchen table ever since. I remember hearing about families from decades ago who would have a Bible sitting on their coffee table, in full sight (in fact,… Continue reading The Open Bible
Dear single Christian: I know that you might be feeling ambivalent about this new year. Maybe there are many things you're looking forward to this year, or wonderful things that happened in 2021. But going into yet another new year as a solo person might not have crossed your mind. Maybe being single is not… Continue reading Singles: Thrive in 2022!
Every year, I attempt to write a reflection on the year which is exiting as I prepare for a new year. So, without further ado, here is a quick reflection on 2021. What I've learned throughout these past 2 years is that having Christ is having everything. He provides for every need. In the midst… Continue reading Reflecting on 2021.
"I'm not a good candidate to carry this cross." I told God one day. It just didn't make sense anymore. I was thinking that maybe the good Lord could have allowed someone who really wanted to be single to shoulder this burden. There's simply nothing about me or my background that would make me a… Continue reading I’m Not Suited for This Cross.
"What did you do to your ankle?" The x-ray tech asked, peering at my swollen ankle as I pulled myself onto the table, preparing for said ankle to be x-rayed and diagnosed. I shook my head sheepishly. "I hit it on the fridge door as I was closing it." And ouch--I hadn't realized how much… Continue reading You’re Not the Only One.
I had an interesting experience recently. Out of the blue, song lyrics to a very random song came in my head. I don't listen to this genre of music very often, and I hadn't heard this song in many years. Then, the really strange thing is that I heard this song on the radio twice… Continue reading Do You Give Love a Bad Name?
(This is a repost from my old blog for single women. A pandemic and isolation that has lasted almost a year long, St. Valentine's Day recently coming and going, and the winter blues can definitely add up for singles and lead to even more rumination about singleness and the hoped for end of it. This… Continue reading Marriage Won’t End Your Problems.
Have you ever heard the phrase "Be careful what you pray for?" I have. And it's something that I've been pondering and learning about firsthand! There are times in life which make us long for something else. There are all kinds of things we long for and pray for. A marriage partner. A baby (or… Continue reading Bracing for Answered Prayers!