singlehood


Submitted by Rachel Marie 
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I’ve got a brand-new story though you’ve heard it a time or two,
About a Prince who kissed a girl right out of the blue;
Hey, this story ain’t no tale to me now,
For the Prince of Peace has given me life somehow;
(You know what I mean!)

My sleep is over I’ve been touched by His fire,
That burns from His eyes and lifts me higher and higher;
I’ll live forever with Him right by my side,
He’s coming again on a white horse He’ll ride;
He’ll clothe me and crown me and make me His bride.
(You know what I mean!)

-By 2nd Chapter of Acts — {:::} …
listen to short clip of song here!

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Click on thumbnail at right for full size desk-top wall paper version.

Shelton’s Love Song. Special thanks to Rachel Marie for the Hat Tip

{S W E E T}

16.jpgWe must be saturated with our purpose as women. Only then will the serpent be rendered silent when we understand the value of our call. Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible says that when God confronted Eve about eating the fruit, she said that the serpent caused her to forget. She forgot who she was! She forgot what she was created for and went in search of prizes she could have received freely from God, if only she had done her job. Instead, she forfeited all that she had because she forgot her worth. When you rejoice in who you are, it heals those around you. I noticed that when I decided to get happy as a single woman, everyone around me stopped questioning me about when I was going to get married. Though it is a desire of their heart to see me married, it is now their desire for different reasons. Whereas before it was based on a happiness issue, now they fell that I would make some man a great wife because I am a blessing who should not be missed. While the question pertaining to my marital status used to be a thorn in my flesh, they have been replaced by admiration for how I have embraced my life as a single woman. Others are blessed to learn from my example that the words “single” and “happy” can have a peaceful coexistence.

A woman who knows who she is a powerful tribute to femininity.

Michelle McKinney Hammond
The Power of Femininity

3-16.jpgWe are not meant to live merely by what is natural. We need to learn to live by the supernatural.

Ordinary fare will not fill the emptiness in our hearts.

Bread will not suffice.

We need extraordinary fare.
We need manna.

How else will we learn to eat it, if we are never hungry?

How will we educate our tastes for heavenly things if we are surfeited with earthly?

Sex simply will not suffice any more than bread will.

Elisabeth Elliot

by Katie Marie 

trio2.jpgSingleness. Marriage. A topic that is all close to our unmarried hearts. We are brought up to be wives and mothers. I know we all dream of the day we will say “I do”. The day when Prince Charming sweeps us off our feet and carries us off into the sunset! The day he will be ours and we will be his. Till death do us part.

There are different kinds of waiting. Waiting for our special man to come into our lives, the waiting for the right timing for the ring to appear on our finger and the waiting for the wedding day. All require patience, trust in God, and trust in our man. I look forward to that day when my wedding bells ring. But I also relish this time right now. This is a time in my life that won’t last forever. So what do we do with this time?

Once again my favorite verse comes to mind.

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalms 118

Every day is a day that you are to live to its fullest. No matter what your circumstances. If we can’t be happy and rejoice in a day in our single state, what makes us think we can be happy as married ladies?

Whatever you do in a day do it to the glory of our Lord and Savior. If instead of planning a wedding you are cleaning your room and scrubbing toilets, lets rejoice! God has had our lives planned from before day one. If He has us in this place then let us be thankful and praise Him. I know it isn’t always easy. It is hard to wait. It is hard to have patience. But, Lord willing, the time will come.

img_0062.jpgKatie Marie is an active young lady with a heart for the Lord. She lives in the beautiful state of Wisconsin, particularly enjoying the outdoors and EMS work, not to mention her own sweet pair of darling nephews.
Blog: weeblondeleprechaun.blogspot.com

by Caitlin Butler 

  I was strolling along online and I came across The Burning Candle. Girls, I recommend you take a look. Even if you’re not struggling, it’s really encouraging.

      Once upon a time, I had a list something like this one. Experiencing God’s responses is overwhelming… Being content in Christ is lovely. (for lack of beautiful, flowery, intelligent speech.)

Why do I want to get married?

by Beverly Seward Brandon          

             I want to be loved.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love…” Jeremiah 31:3

I want someone to adore me.

The King has brought me into his chambers to adore me. (Song 1:4)

I want someone to hold my hand.

“I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Is. 41:10)

 I want to be accepted and valued.

I am accepted in the Beloved (Eph. 1:6. KJV)

 I want a place, a nesting place that is my own to create and use.

We can rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps. 91:1)

 I want help in my days of trouble.

“And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you…” (Ps. 50:15)

I want to share my life – the joys and the struggles – with one person.

God will share with me the treasures of darkness and hidden riches. (Is. 45:3)

I want a champion of my causes – one who is willing to fight for me.

The Lord will fight for you. (Ex. 14:14)

 I want someone to meet my needs.

God is meeting all my needs. (Phil. 4:19)

 I want intimacy.

The Lord is intimate with the upright. (Ps. 140:13)

 I want someone to help me in my life.

There is no one like God who rides the heavens to help you. (Deut. 33:26)

I want to walk through life sustained and carried. I don’t want the whole load of life.

Even to my old age, God will sustain me, carry me, and rescue me. (Is. 46:4)

I want a companion for this life.

God invites us to humbly walk with Him. (Mic. 6:8)

 I desire children.

God gives us spiritual children like the numberless grains of sand if we invest in lives. (Is. 48:19)

Only He can meet the deepest needs of my heart.  He is what I long for. Only God is enough.

taken from the burning candle at YLCF.org

Princess Caitlin is an 18 year old homeschooled graduate. She lives far away, in the woods of Georgia, with her family. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, crocheting, art, shopping, and coffee. She likes people, too. And her dog. And her bird. Her friends mean the world to her. As the oldest of 7 children, and a preschool teacher, she also enjoys cute children, frolicking with cute children, playing with play dough, and crayons.

She recieved her royal title at the age of 5, when she was adopted by The Gracious King, and made heirs with his Son, her Savior, Jesus Christ. Only recently, though, did she realize the full beauty of her title, and all the implications that follow it.
Contact:
Blog: www.xanga.com/rainbogirl
Email: skittle07@gmail.com

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Isaac and Rebekah. Ah the sweet tale of two lovers deep in the heart of Genesis. It seems to strike a chord or two in every single person’s heart.

I got to wondering, what kind of a girl was this Rebekah? What went on in her mind as she listened to this man who was the servant of the uncle she had only heard about? Did her heart jump at the thought of marrying the son of this great Uncle Abraham? Wasn’t she scared?

If you ask me, I think she kind of jumped the gun. Just my humble, unedited, unabridged, un-abbreviated, undivided, uncut, and unnecessary opinion.

Yet, in reading her story, the evident fact is that God was in it all the way. What was it that made her realize that? Was it the dusty, travel-worn servant when he fell to the ground and worshipped God when she offered to give his thirsty camels a drink? Was it when he gave her all that pretty jewelry? Was it when he begged to sleep under her father’s roof?

I mean, she had to have been convinced in her heart that it was God who orchestrated this to be willing to leave her family, her friends and all she knew. To travel many, many miles away to a man who was to be her husband that she had never ever seen, and probably never even heard of, much less so much as corresponded with. How did she know he wasn’t absolutely horrid or ugly or a one-eyed monster? Maybe she was just that desperate to be done tending sheep.

I can sit and speculate and come to my own shallow conclusions about this girl whom I picture as absolutely sweet on top of being drop dead gorgeous. Yet the moral of the story is not to be a blind follower of chance and passion, but to have a heart tuned toward the voice of God. That is indeed what made her willing and ready.

This Isaac became her beloved husband and they loved each other. They were at the mercy of God, and instead of running from it, they embraced it, allowing Him to piece a very loving and precious love story that to this day is cherished. And God blessed both of them greatly with each other.

 Can you dare to trust God?

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