Tag archive for mediocrity is not an option

Stop running

Hey, guys. I know… it’s been a while. My apologies. When I got home from church on Sunday, I felt led to reread the story of Jonah, one that I’m sure you’re very familiar with. Jonah is a short book, doesn’t take that long to read. I always considered this prophet somewhat immature and very […]

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10 random things every woman must remember

Hola, ladies! (How do you say “Cómo estás” to more than one person?) I’ve been working on a blog post on honeymoon myths, as well as one on “mishearing” God, but here’s a filler post in the meantime. I was thinking about many of my made-up proverbs and how interesting it is that they can […]

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10 wedding expense lies you may have been told

Amigos y amigas, I’m not sure that title makes grammatical sense, but I’ll forge ahead. Have you ever wondered how much we would all save if weddings were cheaper, and bridal showers, wedding committees, bachelorette parties, and wedding fundraisers were things of the past? I have nothing against beautiful weddings, or even big ones. However, […]

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10 things to consider if you’re interested in a single dad

Ladies, I trust that we all know by now that The List is something that is better off trimmed, if not completely discarded. I’m pretty sure that five years ago, you were determined to end up with a tall, dark, rich, handsome, educated, childless, teetotaling, fashion-conscious, sexually skilled virgin who of course was also a […]

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10 things I’ve learned about love

Such a lazy title, I know. So anyway… I had breakfast with him recently. He was in town for some meeting or other, and since it had been a while, we decided to catch up. It was also his way of apologizing for something he’d done a few days earlier. He’s an amazing man, physically, […]

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10 elements of a meaningful marriage proposal

Hey guys, me again. Have you ever watched a woman looking at her wedding band and engagement ring when she’s daydreaming, talking about her husband in his absence, or describing the day she got engaged? Many times, she will put her fingers in front of her, then begin to play with her rings, a loving […]

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10 misconceptions single women have – and 10 simple truths to adjust them

Dear unmarried ladies, The church has beaten this topic to a pulp. I know. I’m sorry for adding this to the noise. Today, I share a post I wrote on March 1st, after fighting with my kitchen sink stopper, which had gotten stuck after I so gingerly put it in upside down in an epic […]

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10 simple ways to ward off a married man

Hey, ladies! I’m blogging on a weekend, which is rare. How are you all doing? How can I pray for you? Anyway… I was thinking about this earlier today: Isn’t it amazing how acceptable cheating has become in recent years? I can’t believe the commercials these days, especially in conservative old Kenya! It breaks my […]

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10 reasons why I’m glad I didn’t get married younger

Hello! For the record, I’m still a young woman. Yet about three times a week, someone will ask me some variation of “Why aren’t you married?” I have nothing against marrying young. In fact, I encouraged it for a very long time, often pitting marriage at the age of 23-25 against the “dire” option of […]

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10 things you can say to make her day

Hey, all. I’d like to begin by apologizing for the comment issues on this blog. I’m always messing around with the settings and didn’t realize that the default comment setting had been set to “Do Not Allow”, possibly for months now. I thought Disqus was playing me but it’s probably my fault. Poleni. I need […]

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