I Am Not Playing Hard To Get

Through all my years of singleness, I have received little attention from the opposite sex. But if you think that has made me desperate, you are mistaken. Last week this was put to the test when something new happened. In a public place, a man I didn’t know struck up a conversation with me. We talked, he... Continue Reading →

Tenting

My mind has been flooded, this week, with non sequitur thoughts and incomplete ideas. It is not often that when Saturday morning arrives, I am still contemplating the theme of the week’s blog. This morning, I got myself up a little earlier than usual for a Saturday, so that I could beat the rush to... Continue Reading →

My Days Are Numbered

Forty is just over a week away. I don’t want to be obsessed over my age or a number, but I do tend to evaluate my life when my birthday rolls around. What have I accomplished? I look at my life, which statistically speaking is more than half over, and I think of the failures,... Continue Reading →

Big Sky Adventures in Faith

I set out for Montana with high hopes. I had been waiting for almost a year to find out if I “Should’ve Been A Cowgirl.” I was also hopeful that, in addition to having fun and riding a horse, I could have some quiet time with the Lord. I imagined enjoying the mornings outside, reading... Continue Reading →

God Is My Matchmaker, Part I

I’m in full vacation-count-down mode for an upcoming trip to Montana with my sister. Some of my co-workers, Christians whom I count as friends, have begun a mantra of “Maybe you’ll meet a cowboy!” My last big vacation was to Hawaii, and prior to that trip, there was similar talk of me “meeting” a man.... Continue Reading →

Identity Crisis: Resolved

The struggle of my thirties has been trying to figure out the answer to the pesky existential questions of life. Who am I? What am I supposed to do? What am I supposed to be? I had always identified myself as a future wife and mother. I saw myself staying at home, raising children, cooking,... Continue Reading →

Striving for Significance

As a single woman, one of the great struggles I have encountered is feeling insignificant. I sense that this is something of a universal struggle, that sends people into bad relationships, and “alternative" lifestyles. But I don’t have any data on that, and I’m not an expert in psychology. What I do know is the struggle... Continue Reading →

Silence is Golden

Silence. I’m not good at it. Family legend is that I didn’t begin speaking with single words, like most babies. I waited until I could put words together in sentences. They say that one day I just started talking, and I haven’t shut up since. It was one thing being called Little Miss Chatterbox in the... Continue Reading →

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