Day Eleven: Why I’m Still Single (The Ugly Truth)

Day 11: In Chapter Eight of You Are Enough, I share all the reasons why I think I’m still single, the good…the bad…the ugly. Talk about all the reasons why you think you’re still single. Don’t be afraid to be really real and raw and honest. If you’re not still single, talk about a time when you were single and lonely and afraid that love would never arrive.
Why do I SAY I’m still single?

A pithy, » Read More

Things I’m No Longer Apologizing For

Last weekend I posted something on my personal Twitter page that a lot of people disagreed with. I got hate tweets for two days about it, which was baffling to me, because when did having a differing opinion become so offensive to people? Are we all supposed to be cookie cutter versions of one another, never having or voicing a contrasting idea or thought or viewpoint or opinion? How boring would life be if that » Read More

Dash of Sass: Be Who You Really Are

Today I hereby give you permission to feel exactly how you are feeling without apologizing or stifling or excusing or resisting. I give you permission to drop the politeness and the masks and the sugar-coating and just be REAL. To stop wasting time justifying and rationalizing and analyzing and just say what you mean and mean what you say. To accept yourself in all your brave, broken beauty and to stop trying to pick up » Read More

Thankful For What I Have…Thankful For What I’ve Escaped

I am nearing the end of my One Thousand Gifts Devotional by Ann Voskamp. It holds 60 devotionals, and I’ve read through them slowly, savoring each one, because Ann’s writing is like poetry and I never want the book to end. And yet, here we are at the end. I have one more to read tomorrow and then I’m done.

There’s a place in the back of the devotional to list your own gifts. One to » Read More

Dash of Sass: Releasing the Idea of Someone

Quotes of the Day: “There’s a difference between loving the idea of someone and actually loving who they really are.” ~Unknown “Maybe you can try again, instead of loving someone you can’t be with.” ~Unknown The Single Woman Says: For those of you who have been following my blog for some time now, you know the story of my “Mr. Big.” And even if you » Read More

Vulnerability: Why It’s So Scary & So Necessary to Get Real

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one!” ~C.S. Lewis “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ~Brené Brown “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Be Better Than Revenge

Quote of the Day: “The best revenge is a vow to never be like the one who hurt you.” ~Unknown The Single Woman Says: The thing I’m learning in my life, time and time and time again, is that when someone hurts you, there is absolutely no need to turn vindictive and angry and start plotting your revenge. Nope, no need at all. Why? Because, as I have discovered, time is its’ » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: An Ugly Truth > A Beautiful Lie

Quote of the Day: “Never regret trusting someone. It proves you have a heart. But if they turn out to be a lying worm…don’t waste your time crying. Because you are way too fabulous for that.” ~Jude Watson The Single Woman Says: It seems that in today’s world of Facebook updates and Twitter timelines and FourSquare check-ins, the line between our online lives and our » Read More

Something wonderful is on the horizon
Life doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
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Something wonderful is on the horizon
Turn Toward the Sun CoverLife doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
Preorder from Baker Book House for 40% off and free shipping!*
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*US shipping only