The Choosy Beggar

Last week, I shared some of my observations about the church culture in America. As a single Christian woman and a writer, I feel called to tell others what I am able to see from my  perspective. Some issues I address I have seen at my current church, and some I have experienced elsewhere. I... Continue Reading →

Changing the Narrative

I remember once my grandpa telling me that he prayed for God to provide husbands for my sister and me, but only if it was in His will. Grandpa stressed the caveat. He wanted me to be aware that God’s will was the most important thing. This was a lesson that would take me years... Continue Reading →

Jesus Was Single.

Many churches in America have become segregated societies. This likely comes as a surprise to those of you in the majority. But people who have never married know they are separated. The categorizing of people into groups seems to have been a response of larger churches to the need for people to connect with other... Continue Reading →

Tax Collectors and Singles

When it comes time to move, you find out who your friends are. Certainly, I don’t have very many, but I will take quality over quantity, any day. I was thinking during a recent sermon, how if "tax collectors and sinners" were outcasts of the Jewish population in Jesus time on earth, perhaps singles are... Continue Reading →

Ditching Church

Every time I read the book of Nehemiah, I get excited to come across the verse that tells us about Shallum, who worked to repair the wall with his daughters. (Nehemiah 3:12) That’s the kind of daughter I am. It is a joy for me to work beside my father on whatever needs to be... Continue Reading →

Fairytales and Other Pet Peeves

Someone treaded on a pet peeve of mine this week and stoked the flames of my true passion, which is to encourage others to live a life of undivided devotion to God. This blog exists because I feel called to exhort single women of all ages to live seeking God and not a spouse. Whatever... Continue Reading →

It’s Probably Just Astroturf!

For a couple of weeks, I was more emotional than usual. I have been struggling with a restlessness and discontentment that is pulling me in the wrong direction. It is always difficult for me to decide how much I ought to share in my blog. I can have a tendency to over-communicate, so I try... 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 →

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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