What do your friends say about you?

This is a real life conversation between two friends, talking about another mutual friend: “I like her for one thousand reasons!” “Can you give like the top three or four?” “She is broken and real. She believes in Jesus and all the stuff that Jesus does– you know the healing, the singing, the preaching, the […]

A Valentine to My Younger Self

In 2013, I wrote a blog post called “Please stop being a Valentine’s Day hater.” I was 28 years old and still deeply single. Deeply single (adj.)  \ˈdēplē ˈsiŋ-gəl\ 1: a state of singleness far beyond the demographic checkboxes of “married” or “single” 2: an inability to remember the last time you went out on […]

Road Rage + The Holy Spirit

“And we urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all.” Two nights ago, just before falling asleep, I asked God to use me, to allow me to be His hands and feet in my day. I specifically prayed, “Lord, help me be loving, kind, gracious, […]

Overcoming Jealousy

Admit it. For us girls, it’s just so easy for our hearts to get jealous. I’m not talking about jealousy in a relationship (though that can happen). I’m talking about the jealousy that grows out of comparison. I don’t know if it’s generic sin nature for woman, but far too often, you and I get […]

Do You Need New Friends?

Do they know your dreams and ambitions? Are they your biggest supporters? Are you theirs? If your friends determine the course of your life, do you need new friends?

Single girls: keeping your newly married friends

During my single years, I watched friend after friend get married. I was thrilled for them. Truly.  But as the date of their wedded bliss grew closer and closer, I always began to wonder, “Will I lose my friend?” Will she forget about me?  Will she hole up in her house with her new husband for a month, three […]