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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God Is In The Details

Platitudes are a pet-peeve of mine. By the age of thirty, I needed a shovel to clear a path through all of the platitudes about singleness that had been dumped on me. When people don’t know what to say, they fall back on the old standbys. While I am the last person that can criticize... Continue Reading →

Lost In The Crowd On Easter

All my life, I have gone to church every Sunday, unless I was sick or had to work. It began when I was a child; church was a mandatory family affair. I never minded going, and the older I became, the more invested I became in going. Because the church I grew up attending was... Continue Reading →

What Am I Forgetting?

I had a week off from work, and I spent some time with my family. I returned home feeling at loose ends. I turned on my desktop computer and it began making a loud noise. Almost instantly, anxiety welled in my gut. I complained to God: Lord, I know that I need to plan on getting... Continue Reading →

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 →

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