Singularly Self-Centered

I am beginning to see adverse effects from long-term singleness. It is impacting my attitudes and behaviors. For me, the years of singleness haven’t just been life without a husband; it has been a struggle to connect with people and develop meaningful friendships. My past is littered with unreturned emails and declined invitations. I have... Continue Reading →

Get Used To Disappointment

At times this life can be so filled with disappointments and discouragement. We see this world around us is filled with sin, evil, disease, destruction, and despair; yet all of us have this idea in our minds of how good we think our lives should be or will be. It seems like we all set... Continue Reading →

Bitter Roots or Happy Trails

I try to guard against bitterness, but sometimes it sneaks into my heart and flows out before I realize it. When I wrote Fairytales and Other Pet Peeves, I was concerned that perhaps I had been too negative, though it was not my intention. I think as we get older, we become more susceptible to... Continue Reading →

Leaving the Tough Girl Behind

I always have a song playing in my head, and more often than not, it is also coming out of my mouth. If you spent time around me, eventually you would catch me singing country songs. Some of my favorites are by the artist Miranda Lambert, and I often find myself singing “Gunpowder & Lead”... Continue Reading →

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Lord, I would like to begin my 30-day, risk-free trial. That’s right, I see all of the guarantees, and I want to try it. In Scripture, I keep finding promises that You will satisfy me and fulfill my longings, but after twenty years of singleness, it is difficult to believe that my desires will ever... Continue Reading →

Mid-May Musings

It’s springtime. Here in north Orange County, the jacaranda trees are beginning to bloom, and we are seeing the overcast morning skies of ‘June Gloom.’ This spring I discovered how wonderful orange blossoms smell. It shows how much this county has changed in the last fifty years, that this is my seventeenth spring here, and... Continue Reading →

Romance Isn’t Dead. . .

I am an introspective kind of person, so in the past month, as I’ve struggled to ‘take every thought captive’ (2 Cor. 10:5) I have also tried to figure out why I am having a thought problem at all. It feels as though it cropped up randomly, during a time when I had been feeling... 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 →

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