What I was starting to learn in the midst of my own waiting room was that sometimes God doesn’t give us what we ask for—sometimes he gives us something better. In between the heartache and the miracle, right smack-dab in the middle of the waiting, he weeps with us. Because the truth is, even if that thing we’re waiting for miraculously happens, we’ll still be waiting for something. No human being, after all, can fill the God-sized longing that he has planted inside every one of us.
That doesn’t take the ache away, but putting words to it feels like a start.
All around her, her friends were getting married, and she found herself decidedly alone. So she started praying in earnest for God to bring the right man into her life. But amid the cringe-worthy setups and awkward encounters, Stephanie found God’s grace and love meeting her there in ways she never could have imagined—once she opened her eyes to see., Stephanie’s funny, tender, and insightful words take the reader on a journey that points to God’s faithfulness and kindness at every stop along the road.
Stephanie couldn’t help but wonder if there was something broken in her—was she not pretty enough? You’ll have a blast reading this book—you’ll laugh, you’ll nod your head, and you may even cringe at some pretty spectacular awkward moments.
During its release, the film received mixed to negative reviews.
The publication City Weekly proposed that actor Chris Pine receive a special award for "Best Performance in an Otherwise Inexplicable Film." Danny Valdessecchi (Chris Pine) is an intelligent, handsome, charming boy who happens to be blind.
This is the story of my misadventures in dating, but more than that, it’s the story of how I was knocked over by God’s grace and love.
Something small—you don’t want to feel pressure to reciprocate. A scrapbook capturing all the texts you’ve sent back and forth while you’ve been together. You’re pretty sure you won’t have to worry about it, since you’ll probably break up before then anyway.
A chance to be alone and have meaningful conversations.
Something dramatic, such as at the top of a mountain or while you’re skydiving. One with some forewarning—you’d rather not be surprised. A romantic spot—sunset on the beach, a candlelight dinner, a room covered with hundreds of rose petals. Someplace private, just in case things happen to implode. You get nervous if things start to move too quickly, and you want to be sure of your feelings before you take things to the next level. You are the type who falls head-over-heels once you’ve found someone you connect with.
You don’t necessarily need to date someone who’s as daring as you are, but you do need someone who’s willing to go along with your spontaneous ideas. You like to take things slow and steady when it comes to relationships.
You see dating as an opportunity to talk about real things, not just go to dinner and a movie.