Inspiration for the Single Heart

I have not shared some of my favorite quotes for a while. Here are some on singleness and dating that have been a blessing to me. If you are currently in this season I hope it encourages you to keep trusting God in your wait.  “Nobody is perfect. Not even that man of yours. Or…

Waiting on my love story

I know this seems old-fashion and outdated in today’s culture. And quite honestly, the idea of it scares me just a bit. But with much prayer and thought I have finally made my decision. I am going to have a prearranged marriage. Before you think I have fallen off the deep end let me explain…

A love that goes a long way

One of the saddest things in this world is that we wait to tell people how much they mean to us until it’s already too late. When we are standing at their graveside, not when we are sitting across from them face to face. What do those words of love mean to them when they…

Ignored, unloved, and not wanted

She knew that he never chose to be with her and yet every morning she woke up dreaming and praying that maybe he would love her the way that she loved him. She longed for him to look her deep in the eyes and call her beautiful. She wished late at night he would choose…

From my heart to yours

I told myself that I would never write you a letter. Certainly not publicly. But then again, I also told myself I’d be married with three kids by now and obviously that’s not working out that well for me. 😉 Of course, I would rather much talk to you over some ice-cream as we watch…

When love walks away

Image via.You’ve already planned all the details to your “big day” in your head. From the dress to the colors to the decoration. As the date draws closer you get more and more excited for the day you’ve been dreaming of your whole life to finally arrive. The day you marry the man you love…

God’s Definition of Love

Love. It has been sung about by popular music artists of all genres for many decades and I’m sure many more decades to come. It has been endlessly written about by famous authors who with words attempt to depict its complex significance. It is talked about by people on a regular basis as they attempt to…

Dear single girl

I know today is your favorite day of the year. There’s nothing you look forward to more than seeing everyone confess their love to each other all over social media. That you just love walking into stores and seeing roses, chocolates and heart shaped balloons taking over the aisles. That you just love the cliché…

I may never wear a wedding dress

Last year as I was sitting around a table drinking tea and sharing what was going on in my life with my mentor she told me something that I will never forget. Something so unbelievably awful I couldn’t believe she had the nerve to utter it out loud. She said six simple, yet profound words.…

{Loving God When It’s Hard}

I wish fairy tales came with labels, warning, disclaimers of some sort before we get swept away by Prince Charmings and Happily Ever After Endings. One such as “real love is not how it appears on this screen” or “don’t forget that this is just a made up story.” I have nothing against Prince Charming.…

Standing God up

There’s few things worst in this world then being stood up by someone you care about. Then being rejected or ignored by someone you love. Then esteeming someone as a very important person in your life when you are the least important in theirs. And it always leaves you feeling one thing: sad. Sad that…

When Jesus was my religion…

Before Jesus was my best friend, before He was my savior, before He was my King of Kings… He was just my religion. He was someone I honored from afar. Someone I feared. Someone I tried to behave “good” for. I grew up hearing about Jesus. Reading about Jesus. Praying to Jesus. But it wasn’t…

The cross, the hands, the life…

…the heart that keeps on loving in new ways every day… …the hands that wipe every tear away… …the ears that hear the words only my heart can say… …the eyes that saw a purpose in me from my very first day… …the feet that guide me and never lead me astray… …the back that…

“How are you?”

They may have a big smile on their face during the day, but you never know how many tears they cry at night. They may seem to have it all together on the outside, but they are falling apart inside. They may be surrounded by many people, but they still feel alone at the end…

I’ve got a man…

Today is the day. The day all the dating and married women post pictures all over facebook of all the sweet things their husbands bought or did for them. The day all the young single girls are writing about how they don’t need any man in their life because they are oh-so-satisfied in Christ. The…

Waiting for a sign…

Sometimes when life gets hard, when the road gets dark, when hope starts to falter it’s easy to start doubting God’s Will, God’s plan, and God’s intentions for your life. And during those times I feel like a lost little child running around, searching for a sign. A sign that God still loves me. A…

Modern day Good Samaritan…

I came across this story and couldn’t help but share it here because it reminded me that Good Samaritan’s still exist today. People who take time to notice others who are in need. People who go out of their way to help someone out when it’s easier to pass them by. People who have a…

I find my purpose… in a gentle whisper.

Elijah stood on the mountain waiting for God’s presence to pass by and he learned that… God was not in the great and powerful wind that tore the mountain apart and shattered the rocks… God was not in the earthquake that shook the earth and made everything crumble underneath him… God was not in the…