30 People, Day 30: My Husband

Shout-Out to Brett, my handsome, long-awaited husband. There are two seasons of my life: before you, and with you. Both seasons have been rich in blessings, adventures, grief, and laughter… but I’d way rather be experiencing all of that with you than without. Waiting for you challenged my faith, grew my patience, and taught me…

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30 People, Day 27: The Girl He Loved Instead

Shout-Out to her. The her of all the sad and angry lamenting love songs… the I’m-jealous-of-her, I-hate-her, why-can’t-I-be-her, what-does-he-see-in-her… yeah, that girl. A shout-out to you, because you stole his heart when I wanted it, but it wasn’t meant for me. You caused me heartache, but you saved me from it, too. That no led me to a bigger and…

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My Almost First Kiss

He was pretty much my best friend. We worked together, had a mutual friend group, and hung out a lot, which progressed to a closer friendship, texting throughout the days, and late-night chats. I hadn’t seen it, but one of our mutual friends ‘tipped me off’ that he had feelings for me, which kinda freaked…

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Before You’re Face to Face Again

Today, meet my sweet friend Reagan, who lives on the opposite side of the world from me in Thailand! Reagan is currently in a long-distance relationship, and has some wise words to share about preparing to meet your distanced love face-to-face again.  This is the third post in the Long Distance Love series.    When…

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To My Single Friends On Valentine’s Day

My dear friends who are single today, Hey. Happy Valentine’s Day, beautiful. First, I want to start by saying this is not a generic letter. I’m not writing to some hypothetical single girl who I imagine might read this post. No, I’m thinking of you – my sweet single friends. I could call you by…

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Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord?

This morning I was in the shower, praying about what topic I should write on today. But I was coming up blank – zero inspiring ideas. Finishing my shower, I pulled on some comfy fleece leggings and my favorite tshirt, snuggled cross-legged into my glider chair (yes, I’m such a grandma), and opened my Bible…

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To Be Worth the Wait {longings of a girl’s heart}

Back in the late 90’s when Rebecca St. James was one of the popular Christian rock artists, she had a song called “Wait for Me,” written and sung to her then-unknown future husband: Darling, did you know that I, I dream about you, Waiting for the look in your eyes When we meet for the…

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A Husband {longings of a girl’s heart}

And long after her little-girl dreams of a hero to sweep her off her feet… beyond her longings to be desired and to be romanced… ultimately, she {most women} longs for a husband. For one man to love more than life itself. One man to adventure with the rest of her days. One man to come…

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Romance {longings of a girl’s heart}

Ardent, passionate, fervent. Displaying or expressing love or strong affection. A preoccupation with or idealizing of one’s beloved. Dominated by idealism, desire for adventure, chivalry.  Fanciful, impractical, unrealistic.  This is how the Dictionary describes the word “romantic.” I find it somewhat amusing that these definitions move through the full spectrum of the word, from the…

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To Be Desired {longings of a girl’s heart}

This is a big switching-of-gears, at least in my head, from the last few days talking about our friendships with other women, to begin exploring the longings of our feminine hearts regarding men. Men – we all have different reactions to that word. Some of us, in men, find close friends who feel we can get along…

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