Settling Is For Pilgrims: A Leah Manifesto

This week, I got a ‘burr under my saddle.’ This particular ‘burr’ struck on something that I am becoming increasingly passionate about. There is a misconception in American culture which has been bought into by mainstream Christians. The notion is that romance is the source of true happiness in life. Christians wouldn’t want to admit... Continue Reading →

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Where There’s A Will

I heard someone say recently, that when he is asked for advice about life, he tells the person to do the thing that they don’t want to do. His premise is that the thing we don’t want to do is usually the right thing to do. It’s an astute observation of our sinful race. The right... Continue Reading →

I’ll Stop Short of Begging

Am I the only one who has difficulty making friends at church? Is it because I’m single, or is it because of who I am? Over time, you join groups which eventually dissolve as people marry off. Some friends “disappear” after getting married, forsaking the friendships they had with single people. In the back of... Continue Reading →

What Good Is A Husband?

“What good are horses if we die first?” This is an often quoted line in my family, from one of our favorite movies, Quigley Down Under. This line comes at a point in the movie when Quigley, an American sharpshooter played by Tom Selleck, is lost in the Australian outback with an apparently crazy woman... Continue Reading →

It’s Not You, It’s Me. . .

As usual, this week's blog was inspired by something I heard that my mind kept going back to. It happens that it was something said by one of my favorite bloggers. Tim Challies posted a two-part vlog entitled, What’s Wrong With Christian Dating. Being a fan of his, I was anxious to hear what he had... Continue Reading →

Concessions Of A Government Major

I’ve always been political. When I was thirteen, I was introduced to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. I was instantly hooked; after all, he agreed with me! I was an opinionated whippersnapper. I couldn’t tell you when or how, but somewhere along the line I became passionate about politics. Listening to Rush’s show as a teenager didn’t... Continue Reading →

Death & Taxes

Last weekend, I filed my taxes. A strange fact about me: I love completing my taxes. This is probably a combination of the fact that they are simple and that I always end up getting some money back. But there is joy for me in completing my taxes that comes from a different source. Each year,... Continue Reading →

Self Pity Party Of One

I haven’t been feeling well for most of this week; I even thought about taking a “sick day” from blog writing. But really, my pity-party began when I was still feeling well. I had a nice long weekend, last week, and enjoyed spending a few days with my parents. I should have returned from this... Continue Reading →

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