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 →

I’m Not Afraid

After last week’s blog, a friend wanted to be sure that fear was not my true motivation for declining the man who wanted to go out with me. I gave this some thought. My conclusion: I am not afraid. When I was young, Christian men never showed any real interest in me. So, I stupidly entertained the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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