What to Pray When You Want to Be Used by God

The last 2 months have been crazy – on top of the usual of being a full-time teacher, the Lord called me to start this blog. I went from being off of social media for a year to having every social media platform you could think of. Any spare time I used to have now belonged to this blog. And if all that wasn’t crazy enough, I was admitted to the hospital TWICE in the last month (once for a blood transfusion – that’s a whole different story!) To say I needed a break was an understatement. So this weekend, …

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A Prayer for the Single Woman Still Wounded by Love

As a woman who has experienced the heartache of a long-term, broken (even sometimes abusive) relationship and who then continued to engage in more fruitless, broken relationships, I understand that love can wound you. It can wound you so much so that you continue into a cycle of hurt and pain with more men. A cycle that Christ never intended for you to be in. As a part of this prayer series, God has placed it on my heart to write a prayer for women who were just as I was – broken, beat down, and spiraling through a non-stop cycle …

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5 Things Every Single Should Pray For

As a single woman, I pray for many things. But these are the 5 things that I pray for the most and that seem to have had the biggest impact on my single life: Discipline. As a single woman, I have been granted time that a married woman just doesn’t have. But as a single, I must pray about being disciplined over how I spend my time – using my time wisely when it comes to prayer, reading the Word, and spending time with God. Being careful not to dwindle away this precious time on lesser things – like binge-watching …

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Why I Don’t Pray: 3 Not So Great Excuses

About a week ago, when I got the idea to do a PRAYER SERIES, I was so excited! I had it all planned out – every blog I would write, scriptures and quotes about prayer that I would post on social media, and an idea for a prayer giveaway. It was all set and ready to go! Until yesterday, when I began to question, “Who am I to write a PRAYER SERIES?”. My prayer life has been lacking! I’m not the woman who sits in her prayer closet for countless hours like the old lady from War Room. I’m not filling …

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Prayer Changes Things: April Blog Series

I’m excited to announce that BecomeLess.net will be doing its first ever blog series on PRAYER! Read the blogs in this PRAYER SERIES so far: Why I Don’t Pray 5 Things Every Single Should Pray For Interested in the PRAYER SERIES and want to stay updated. Subscribe via email below. Like on Facebook or follow on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. What you can expect from this series: New blogs dedicated to PRAYER every WEDNESDAY. Posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest EVERYDAY to encourage you to PRAY. A PRAYER SERIES GIVEAWAY featuring my favorite prayer tools! Happy April! ❤ Images on PRAYER you can Pin …

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Is God Changing Your Plans?

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21 If you would have asked me in college what my plans were, I would have said something like this: I was going to graduate with a business degree, obtain a prestigious corporate job, meet a nice guy, get married, buy a house, have kids, and somewhere in the middle of all of this climb the corporate ladder to a 6-figure salary. I had big plans for my life! And in every way, I was headed in that direction. After college, I obtained a …

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10 Things I Learned in 27 Years

Last week (March 8th to be exact) I turned 27! Since then, I’ve had time to reflect on my life and all that the Lord has done for me over these years. So I compiled a list (in no particular order) of the top 10 things I’ve learned over my 27 years: The best thing I could (or you could ever do) is to truly follow Christ – not halfway, not kind of sort of follow Him – but really follow Him. Doing our best to live a life worthy of the Gospel. Learn to forgive. Forgive those who have …

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Single, Saved, and Still Wanting Sex: Is the Church Talking About Sex Enough?

Over the past week, I’ve been seeing this advertisement for an event entitled “Single, Saved, and Still Wanting Sex… I Still Want It: A Transparent Conversation About Being Holy and Horny”! Reactions to the event ranged from laughter, to being appalled that the church would even hold such an event, and to finally, the church is keeping it real! The event has yet to happen, but many already have their opinions and feel it is just too much – too vulgar, too direct – and just not something we need to talk about. Regardless of how you may feel about the event, I …

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Dear Future Husband: I’m Not Waiting On You

Dear Future Husband, I’m sure you are worth the wait, but I’m not waiting on you! Of course, as a Christian woman, I will wait on you in terms of purity. Because the Bible says my body is a temple – not my own, bought with a price, therefore, I should honor God with it (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). And I will wait on your pursuit. Because he who finds a wife finds a good thing and receives favor from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22). But this letter is not about waiting in terms of purity or your pursuit. It’s about that …

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Single on Valentine’s Day: 3 Things To Do Instead of Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Oh, Valentine’s Day! A day that can be a single’s least favorite day of the year. As you watch all your married and in relationship friends post pictures of their fancy dinners, bouquet of roses, and boxes of chocolates, it can be hard not to feel sorry for yourself – to not wonder why you’re still single and spending yet another Valentine’s Day alone! I’ve been there before! I was in a 5 1/2 year relationship with my high school sweetheart and that first Valentine’s Day as a single was dreadful! I spent that Valentine’s Day crying and listening to …

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