Destiny—the Challenges and Triumphs

In the early part of my Christian life, I had this overshadowing sense that the Lord wanted to do something big and amazing through me. I couldn’t explain it, but others could see and sense it. We didn’t know that there was a name for it back then in our small-to-medium-sized denominational church. I thought…

A Christian Single’s Guide to Self Acceptance

Christian Single, Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself questions like these? Why was I born with  (an unchangeable physical quality or imperfection)? God, what were you thinking when You made me? Why am I even here on this planet? If I could change one thing about my physical appearance, it would…

Reclaim the Original Mold

As a kid, I used to dream of doing something for a career, and it’s not what I’m doing right now.   True   False I’ve let others talk me into having my current career, but it has never felt right.   True   False I’m unhappy and bored doing what I’m doing for a living.   True   False I…

Guest Blog Post: 18 Things to Get Rid of to Be Happy, Part 2 of 2

NOTE: This article is a continuation from last week’s guest blog post from Dr. Jeff Hagan.  10. Baggage All of us have been hurt by someone we loved. Bringing any of those negative feelings into future relationships will only prove to be destructive. No two people are the same, so it is unfair to hold…

12 Ways the Devil Uses Emotions Against Single Christians, Part 2 of 2

Last week, we talked about the place emotions have in the lives of believers. We were made in God’s image as emotional beings. Emotions were to enhance and deepen our relationships. Yet, Christians who happen to be single, we are also called to walk by faith and obedience, not emotions. Today, let’s review some of…

12 Ways the Devil Uses Emotions Against Single Christians, Part 1 of 2

Emotions are like hineys (or shall I say taxes)—everyone’s got them. Since we’re made in the image of God and He has emotions, we have emotions. Good, bad, or ugly, emotions are here to stay. Unfortunately, they often get the best of us. A calculator might be able to count the number of times I’ve…

The Real Blackout

Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. Matthew…

Guest Blog Post: How to Handle Rejection

When it comes to rejection, doors being slammed in your face, backs being turned on you, and being denied the things you were hoping for in a relationship, I felt like the queen of rejection. There were days I felt like I had been rejected all my life. My rejection started when I was old…

Spiritual Smilestones

Sometimes when you’re whining before the Lord and He shows up unexpectedly, you just get grateful. I had started off on the wrong attitude. During my quiet time this morning, I started thinking about how I had failed to follow through on an earlier mission in life from the Lord to get my MSW early,…

It’s Still True About Love:

This week saw the heart-wrenching but soon giddy final episode of The Bachelorette. Rachel Lindsay wrestled through her priorities and desires and decided she was in love with Bryan Abasolo. She did not want to continue her relationship with Peter Kraus, whom many had thought she would choose. Though it was painful to watch her…

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