The Strength in Togetherness

togetherness

Last week we looked at the strength in aloneness – that state where we find God so completely our Source that the presence or absence of others does not affect our joy, meaning, and purpose in life. This week we want to look at the strength in togetherness – that state where we enjoy a […]

The Strength in Aloneness

Aloneness

“A servant of God must stand so much alone that he never knows he is alone.”  –Oswald Chambers “Everyone deserted me…. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me.” –Apostle Paul, 2 Timothy 4:16b-17a HCSB We need people. I’ll get that declaration out of the way at the beginning! God never meant for us […]

Better Than Sons And Daughters

Called to reproduce spiritually

  Today is Mother’s Day in various places around the globe, and to all the mothers who may be reading this, I pray you will find encouragement today in the role God has given you! To everyone else, I also pray you will find encouragement today in the role God has given you! Today in most churches […]

Marriage Good, Singleness Bad?

“Why is such a nice person like you still single?”  “Once you learn to be content, God will bring you a spouse.” “She’s so pretty, I wonder why she’s not dating?” “There’s no question why he’s not married!” Have you heard some of these comments before, or perhaps even made them yourself? A subtle but […]

Making Decisions Alone

Life by Faith

A number of years ago three different single women I know bought their own homes – one had been widowed twice, another once, and the third never married. Once the transactions were complete, each one struggled with doubts whether they had made the right decision. I observed the struggles, heard the doubts, and prayed for […]

The Single’s Psalm

In God's presence is joy

Quite a few years ago a good friend of mine referred to Psalm 16 as The Single’s Psalm. I’ve claimed it as such ever since, turning to it again and again. As I type that, though, I have to chuckle at my annoyance in the past when others have made claim to a passage of […]

The Ultimate Relationship

Easter - Crosses - Abundant Life

When the scene opens in Genesis, God creates the heavens and the earth, all living creatures, and man and woman. He then pronounces it all good. It was perfect. The very best part of all that perfection was the in person, face-to-face, close relationship God had with Adam and Eve. He had no lists of […]

The Life-Changing Truth About Our Identity

We are beloved children of God

“Who am I?” It’s a question we all ask ourselves. More than once. Some of us spend years seeking its answer. We look to our relationships, to our education, to our occupation, to our accomplishments – or to the lack of these. We listen to others, to our feelings, to our faulty interpretation of God’s […]

Dealing with Well-Meaning People

Best end result

Just recently I received an email asking me to address a certain topic here on Purposeful Singleness. I’m happy to do that in today’s post. If you would like to see a topic addressed let me know either in the comments below or by using the contact form. I won’t promise to answer them all, […]

Grieving What Never Was

Forget the former things

Scrolling through Facebook produces a mixed bag of content – the everyday reports from your family and friends, the funny stuff that’s shared and reshared, the stuff that’s supposed to be funny but isn’t, the occasional offensive post, and the ones I like best – the inspirational words that speak truth deep into your soul. […]