Filed under Singleness…Blessing or Curse?

A Divine Calling

Jeremiah is an example of what Paul was talking about in 1 Corinthians 7. The Lord wanted Jeremiah’s undivided attention. He wanted his prophet to be concerned about nothing else except pleasing God, and especially so because he lived in a time of spiritual crisis. We need more of that kind of godly singleness in … Continue reading

Singled Out For Him

Had I any vague premonition of my present plight when I was six, I would have demanded that Stephen Herbison (incontestably the catch of the second grade) put his marriage proposal into writing and have it notarized. I do want this piece to be practical, so to all you first-graders: CARPE DIEM. Over the past … Continue reading

Happy Valentines Day!

Today, I have a group of people on my heart. Those of you who want marriage and have prayed for marriage, but, so far it hasn’t come. For some singles Valentines is the most depressing day of the year. I can sympathize with you. But, it doesn’t have to be!!! Instead of looking at what … Continue reading

Christmas Perspective

For all my friends that are waiting…on a child, spouse, house, etc. This post is for you! The angel Gabriel told Mary that nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). Then her cousin, Elizabeth, told Mary, “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” (Luke 1:45 … Continue reading

Superman?

Yes, this is a real picture. No it is not mine. I found it on the internet. Admit it ladies, you have a list. It may not be specific names (or it may be ), but you have some sort of list. You know the list you mentally go through every time you meet an … Continue reading

Longings Are Not Sin

All of us long for security and a certain level of creature comforts. Sometimes God is pleased to provide far more than we actually need. But sometimes He allows us to “do without”-to experience unfulfilled longings-so that we might come to recognize our need for Him…There are times when God actually causes His children to … Continue reading

Building Fences: Are You A Pro?

“I’ve sinned in this area for so long. Here’s the game plan. I’m going to do ___ and then this_____. And if I keep telling myself ______ than I won’t struggle with this anymore.” “I’ve tried to trust. I’ve tried to hope. It always ends up in disappointment. I’ll just put that desire on the … Continue reading

A Living Sacrifice

You thought of us before the world began to breathe And you knew our names before we came to be You saw the very day we’d fall away from you And how desperately we need to be redeemed Lord Jesus come lead us We’re desperate for your touch [Chorus:] Oh Great and Mighty One, with … Continue reading

Why Am I Single?

“Giving sacrificially: seeing a need and giving up something to meet it.  Where can we deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him?” –Jim Britt Luke 9:23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever … Continue reading

The Green Monster

If we try to peer onto other people’s paths, comparing and envying others, we’ll be sidetracked from the good works God wants us to walk in. We’ll fail to bring glory to our Savior. We can’t envy and obey at the same time. We envy one another because we have become conceited. We do not … Continue reading

The Gift of Place

It is always possible to do the will of God. In every place and time it is within our power to acquiesce in the will of God. Jesus comforted His disciples: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were … Continue reading

Have You Been Bitten By The Bug?

It’s happened. It’s finally here. After years of praying the bug has finally bit, the relationship bug, that is. Our church has a large singles group for it’s size. For years we’ve been praying that it shrinks…because people start getting married. It’s happened! I’m involved in three weddings this spring/summer. It’s a very exciting season. … Continue reading