My Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Day…and What I Learned From It

Yesterday was a terrible, awful, no good, very bad day.

First, I went to go renew my driver’s license, only to encounter a snafu with some paperwork that left me standing in line trying to sort out my life for more than five hours.

After basically wasting the entire day, I got home and collapsed on the couch for a brief rest. And things started to look up. Briefly. That is, until I went to leave my » Read More

Ten Reasons to Give Yourself Permission to Write Your Own Fairytale

My new book I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has: Mishaps & Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After came out on March 11th…and I can honestly say I’ve never been prouder of anything I’ve written in my life. It’s bold. It’s raw. It’s REAL. It’s my story, uncensored. And I honestly think it’s a story that all women, single or not, will find glimpses of themselves in.

The #1 message I wanted » Read More

The Moment Before The Moment

You know that moment right before Christmas Eve turns into Christmas morning? Or the night before you leave for vacation? Or the split second before you open a birthday gift you’ve been patiently waiting to open for weeks and though you can’t wait to see if it’s that thing you’ve been wanting for so long…a small part of you wants to hit the “pause” button and stay suspended in that moment between what could be » Read More

In Honor of My New Book…How About Some Free Gifts?!?

Hello, beautiful single women!
As you’ve probably been hearing me talk about, my brand new book I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has releases on March 11, 2014, but you can get some really fun FREE gifts if you order NOW!
If you order the hardcover or eBook of I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has before March 15, 2014, send a copy of your receipt or confirmation email to [email protected] and you » Read More

Join the Launch Team for My Brand New Book!

Hey ladies! I have SUCH an exciting announcement that is going to allow you all to get involved with spreading The Single Woman message of empowerment and positivity like never before!

My brand new book, I’ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has: Mishaps & Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After hits bookstores on March 11th…but before that happens, we want to show the world what being a strong, confident single woman is » Read More

Getting Uncomfortable in 2014: My God Adventure, Continued.

“Dear Lord, please remove anything and anyone from my life that isn’t pleasing to you.”

It seemed like a good prayer at the time. I’m not sure WHY it seemed like a good idea at the time, since my friend Anetra gave me the idea and told me that prayer turned her whole world and year upside down when she said it back in 2006. But I’m stubborn and sometimes I have to learn things for » Read More

One Ordinary Tuesday: The Most Perfect Non-First-Date Ever

“There weren’t perfect people, nor were there perfect lives or perfect relationships. There were, however, perfect moments. And this was one of them.”  ~Nicole Williams

I’m a big fan of Hollywood moments. Those moments that feel so special and so magical, however fleeting they may be, you can think of nothing else to compare them to but a movie. I think because I’m such a fan of these moments, I often attract them into my life » Read More

That Time Jesus Added Me As a Friend on Facebook

“An intimate encounter with Jesus is the most transforming experience of human existence. To know him as he is, is to come home. To have his life, joy, love, and presence cannot be compared. A true knowledge of Jesus is our greatest need and our greatest happiness.” ~John Eldredge

As many of you know, I made it a New Year’s resolution this year to seek God with abandon and to get uncomfortable in my life in » Read More

Where Is God In All of This?

I received this email from a precious lady the other day, and though I receive a lot of emails and don’t get to respond personally to most, I felt compelled to respond to this one. When you read it, I think you’ll see why.

After sending her my response, I knew I had to share this question and answer here on my blog, even though it means making myself far more vulnerable than I might feel » Read More

He Said, She Said: Can Divorced + Never Been Married = Happily Ever After?

The Question

Dear Daniel & Mandy: I’ve been talking to this guy for just a week now. I’m in my early 20′s and he’s almost 30. Things have been going well and we enjoy each other’s company. Recently he let me know that he’s divorced. The divorce was finalized a couple of years ago. Basically he got married in his early 20′s and realized it was a mistake (the divorce was his choice). We didn’t get » Read More

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