Day 4: Your Biggest Fear as a Single Person

Your biggest fear as a single person.

Re-reading some of the questions I came up with for this blogging challenge even makes me hesitate a bit and fight not to throw up walls – MAN! My biggest fear as a single person! That’s intense. And painfully honest. And I really want to deflect and say “Nah, I’m good! I don’t HAVE any fears as a single person!” But obviously that’s not true. So…here goes…

I would say » Read More

Let Hope In

Hope changes everything. ~Pete Wilson

As single woman, I feel like one of the biggest challenges we face is hopelessness. All the daily warnings we get hit with (You’re going to be an old maid! All the good ones are gone! Your childbearing years are over!), the looks of pity we receive from family members and friends, and the unhealthy images of single life portrayed in the media and in pop culture can leave a girl » Read More

Where I Was on 9/11

“Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.” ~Martin Amis

I was supposed to go to a women’s prayer meeting that morning at the YMCA. I had been up late studying so I had decided to play hooky from the prayer meeting and sleep in a little before going to class » Read More

Lessons Learned From a Homeless Man Named Louie

“Sometimes it’s easy to walk by because we know we can’t change someone’s whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.” ~Mike Yankoski
Today I had a meeting in Nashville (I live about 30 miles away in the suburbs) and on the way home, decided to take the long way to cruise through » Read More

Dash of Sass: It Is Well With My Soul

The story behind the old hymnal “It Is Well With My Soul” is as popular as the hymn itself. You’ve probably heard it at some point in your life. Horatio Spafford was a wealthy Chicago lawyer in the 1800’s with a thriving legal practice, a beautiful home, a wife, four daughters and a son. He was also a devout Christian. At the very height of his financial and » Read More

Dash of Sass: Are you the Cinderella Sweeping the FLOORS, or the One Sweeping Him Off of His Feet?

Quotes of the Day: “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” ~Wilferd Peterson “The doubters said, “Man cannot fly,”  The doers said, “Maybe, but we’ll try,” And » Read More

Dash of Sass: The Case for NOT Settling

Quote of the Day: Men trust God by risking rejection. Women trust God by waiting. ~Carolyn McCulley The Single Woman Says: It can be really, really easy to be tempted to settle once you hit a certain age and the pickings start to look slimmer than ever. As single women, the news shows are constantly shouting warnings at us: “You’re past your child-bearing years!” and » Read More

Yes, Single Women…There IS a Santa Claus

Dear Mandy,
I’m 38 years old and starting to give up hope. I’ve dated nothing but one loser after another, all my friends are married with children, and there are no romantic prospects in sight. Sometimes I feel like the last single girl left on the face of the earth. I’m starting to lose faith in Happy Endings the way I lost faith in Santa Claus when I was a young girl. My friends all tell » Read More

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