Category Archives: Singleness

Good and “More Good”

Tomorrow morning, I will enjoy the luxury of no alarm clock. It’s Saturday. At some sleepy point, I’ll hear one of the happiest wake-up calls in the world—the coffee maker. It will finish spewing and brewing, and my husband will … Continue reading

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Mastering the Mess

A recent Google Doodle reminded me that my childhood is even further away than I thought. The doodle commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, which was brand-spankin’ new when I was, um, in grade school. The puzzle entertained … Continue reading

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Living Whole – Then and Now

On a late May day fourteen years ago, my mom called the school office with an urgent message. At the time, I was finishing up my second and last year of teaching a specialty program for gifted and talented elementary … Continue reading

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My Most Unlikely Date

It wasn’t my most memorable date (that would require something worse than puking or better than a limo), but it was my most unlikely date. After three failed attempts to find company for a friend’s swing band concert, I was … Continue reading

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A New Edition!

It’s not available until sometime next spring, but a new edition of Living Whole is in the works and can be pre-ordered now. Here is the preface to the new edition: Writing this book changed my life. I suppose some … Continue reading

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Battling Bad Theology

When I was twenty-something and single, I received all sorts of “encouragement” about my marital status from well-meaning family and friends. They’d say things like… God has someone wonderful for you. You just wait—your day is coming. You’ll make somebody … Continue reading

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Of (Non-)Marriage and (Non-)Motherhood

“So, why aren’t you married?” I thought I had passed the point where people ask me this question. In my experience, it seems to have had something of a statute of limitations on it, and when enough years have passed, … Continue reading

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