Escaping the Blues

When we choose to praise God no matter our circumstances, we naturally begin to trust His goodness, and that trust leads to joy!

We’ve all experienced it. That feeling that ranges from simply feeling “blah” to feeling downright hopeless and depressed. It’s called the “blues.” “Nothing can make a trusting Christian blue,” I’ve heard somewhere along the way. The implication that if we’re feeling blue we’re not trusting God puts us all on the defensive a bit. After […]

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

It is an innate, God-given desire of every human being to be significant. We want to impact our world and those around us in important and positive ways. And we want that impact to be lasting, even to the point that it outlasts our earthly lives. This impact is often referred to as a legacy, […]

7 Powerful Truths to Transform Your Life

7 Powerful Truths to Transform Your Life

Can you imagine being free from insecurity, loneliness, fear, anger, and hurt? What about inadequacy, discouragement, guilt, defeat, failure, hopelessness, depression, frustration, and confusion? Can you then also imagine feeling fully loved and embraced? Can you imagine being full of joy and peace, and rarely feeling alone? What about being confident in who you are […]

Our Calling in Singleness

Calling in Singleness

Purpose. Calling. Mission. These words get thrown around and we don’t always know what they mean or how to differentiate between them. When God created us He designed us for a unique purpose – one that is different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will live. It is part of who we […]

An All-Satisfying Relationship – Is it Possible?

Relationship with Jesus: all-sufficient and all-satisfying!

“But you – you get to show what Jesus is like without depending on anyone else!” my friend’s eyes shone as she excitedly pointed out the beautiful message that a single Christian is privileged to give to the world: that a relationship with Jesus is all-sufficient and all-satisfying! Months before she had given me the […]

24/7 Community for Singles – Become a Charter Member!

Join the 24/7 community for Christian singles at

I’m so excited to be able to open the doors on the 24/7 Community for Christian Singles! As I’ve been mentioning in recent emails and blog posts, the need for single Christians around the world to have 24/7 access to fellowship and connection with others, especially those with similar life experiences, is very real. While it’s […]

Finding Your Calling!

Jesus didn't "call" Peter to walk on water, Peter asked Jesus to call him! What amazing things could we do if we asked Jesus to call and empower us to do them?! -Fern Horst on

  Imagine being in a boat around three in the morning about a mile or so from shore. You’re crossing a huge lake with 11 of your friends, having left one behind to pray. Suddenly the wind picks up and your boat is being tossed about like a toy! You and your friends are terrified […]

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Membership community - a place of belonging!

“It’s the only place open that time of night,” my friend said, imploring I understood his dilemma. And in fact, I did. Though not in his exact shoes, I knew that loneliness and the need to connect with others is no respecter of time, whether day or night. “The doors of churches are closed and locked […]

God is Always Awake

Sleep in peace. God is awake.

Do you ever lay awake at night because of thoughts that refuse to quiet down? Do you often wish you had someone to talk to at those times? Are those the times when you feel most alone? I could say “yes” to all three of those questions, especially during specific periods in my life. In last week’s post, Alleviating Loneliness […]

Alleviating Loneliness – Membership Community for Singles

Membership Community for Singles Survey

Would you be interested in a Membership Community on the Purposeful Singleness website? The Community would be a membership area containing a members-only forum as well as exclusive content and possible future in-person events made available only to members. The idea would be to foster a safe community where deeper friendships can form. Please note this would not be […]