Hello Heart

Hello Heart

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:16-17 Hello Heart I’ve been ignoring you lately, and I’m sorry. It just seemed easier to stuff the emotions and feelings and throw myself into projects rather than … Read more

Dear Mr. Man: Questioning Me

**I’ve been writing letters to my future husband for several years. It helps me be honest with where I am, and it makes the waiting a little easier. Instead of feeling like I have to push all of these feelings away and save all of these words, God’s used these letters as a way to … Read more

A Note From a Single Woman

A Note From a Single Woman

I know you’re just trying to help. In the season of life right now, where college is over and done and I’m settled in a job, the next obvious thing is marriage. I know your questions about whether or not I’ve met any nice guys yet, and suggestions about available young men come from a … Read more

The One About Purity

The One About Purity

“Jazmin, are you married?” I felt my cheeks flush. “Uh, no…” “Oh, I saw your ring and I just thought…” This bad boy has been hugging my ring finger since I was fourteen. I had signed the True Love Waits pledge months earlier and finally got around to purchasing my sterling silver reminder. In high … Read more

Dear Mr. Man: It’s Me Again

Mr. Man it's me again

**I’ve been writing letters to my future husband for several years. It helps me be honest with where I am, and it makes the waiting a little easier. Instead of feeling like I have to push all of these feelings away and save all of these words, God’s used these letters as a way to … Read more

Dear Heart, About My Ring

dear heart, about my ring

Dear Heart, You asked me yesterday if I have a boyfriend. It’s a question I’ve gotten quite frequently since I’ve started working in a middle school. I told you no and your eyes fell to my left hand. “Then what’s that ring for?” I told you that it was a purity ring, but you didn’t … Read more

Give Yourself Permission to Dream

Permission to dream

“So, I’m sitting at Arby’s right now and David’s Bridal is right across the parking lot. I’m tempted to go inside and dream a little.” “You should do it!” My friend’s enthusiastic reply came through the earpiece of my phone while I crunched on some curly fries. My eyes shifted out the window to the … Read more