Christmas and the Faith of Mary

Mary Statue Photo by Allison K FlexerEach Christmas, I find myself thinking about Mary, the mother of Jesus. When I was 15, I played the part of Mary in a Christmas play at our church. Since then, I’ve always loved reading her story in the first chapter of Luke and thinking about her life.

In recent years, my admiration for Mary has grown . . .

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A Book Recommendation for All Women: Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman by Allison K. Flexer

Allison K. Flexer:

Loved this review of my book by Ellie Marrandette and wanted to share here with all of you! Happy Friday!

Originally posted on New Creations Ministries:

Truth, Lies and the Single WomanWhat did I think of Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman, the new book out by Allison K. Flexer?  In a word: Relatable. It didn’t matter that I was several decades removed from the average age group targeted in this short 158 page Christian non-fiction book; I could still identify with the expressed thoughts that complicate our personal growth throughout the years.

From the very first paragraph, this book grabbed my attention and held it to the very end!  Instantly, my memory traveled back to grade school, where I suffered through the indignation of usually being the last one chosen for a team. Painfully, I could relate. Since I was an uncoordinated mess during those years, I believed the “Lies” that I had no worth. No one wanted me for I was imperfect.

Looking back over time, of course it was all lies, but it certainly doesn’t seem that way as you are living through it. The mind is a powerful weapon…

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Podcast Interview: Right Where You Are with Tammy Helfrich

I loved participating in this interview with Tammy Helfrich for her ‘Right Where You Are’ podcast! My episode is live today and you can listen here:right where you are

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Our conversation covered a lot of topics, including:

  • Why Allison is passionate about helping single women
  • Quitting her job and processing her feelings through writing
  • Finding God’s grace in everyday moments
  • Truth, Lies and the Single Woman
  • Her interviews with over 100 women that helped shape the book
  • How her book got published three months before her wedding
  • How she didn’t want to be the expert for single women
  • How hard it was for her to emotionally invest in the book
  • How her book became a healing experience for her
  • How people relate to those who honestly share their stories
  • Her writing process and what works for her
  • How writing conferences helped her
  • Her publishing process and how it was different
  • Spend time listening to God
  • Learning to sit and wait
  • Zephaniah 3:17

You can also find the podcast on iTunes.

I listened on my commute to work this morning…would love for you to listen and let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for you!

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Singleness: A Character Builder?

During my 30s, I experienced a lot of hard single days. I’m talking about those days when singleness covered me like a blanket and seemed like the only thing that defined me. I prayed and prayed for many years, but still didn’t have that special relationship I desired.

At times, I struggled to hold on to hope…

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I’m so honored to be a regular contributor at Single Matters, a Christian online magazine reaching singles! It’s a great community full of encouragement, and I hope you’ll check it out.

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