Share Your Story and Hold Up a Weary Hand

Share Your Story and Hold Up a Weary HandShare Your Story and Hold Up a Weary Hand


Would you like to share your story to inspire Christian singles?

  • What relationship lessons have you learned?
  • How have you grown in God during the season of singleness?
  • Got a funny first date story that will make someone smile?
  • Have parenting tips for the single mom?
  • Can you encourage Christian singles over 40?

Even in times when we feel we have nothing much to contribute, we are in fact affecting the lives of others all around us.

But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. (Exodus 17:12 ESV)

It doesn’t take great feats to help someone else on their journey. Aaron and Hur simply supported the hands of Moses. They lifted his hands high when Moses became weary. As long as the hands of Moses were held up, Joshua and Israel prevailed.

For the last 7 years or so I have shared many stories of my Christian single journey. However, I truly believe that the greatest words of inspiration have come from you.

Many have chosen to share your story through guest blogging and comments. I have read every one and so have others. These words have been gems to the weary heart.

My prayer is that Abundantly You continue to be a strong platform for inspiration for singles. But that will not happen without you.

I am currently looking for writers/guest bloggers to contribute to Abundantly You. You do not have to be a blogger or professional writer to contribute. We’ve all had battles to overcome. We are all fighting some kind of battle now.

Lend your voice and hold up a weary hand.


Share Your Story and Hold Up a Weary Hand

Your guest post is not restricted to the subject of singleness. Anything that will empower, make us think, or make us laugh is welcome.

In return I want to promote what you are doing in the Kingdom of God. Perhaps you would like to share your blog, book or other accomplishments. I welcome your words!

I will share 2 to 3 links within your article or in your bio that will lead Abundantly You readers to where you are. Share your business, your book, etc. Share your story.

If you feel more comfortable sharing your story anonymously, that is fine too. 🙂

Here’s a quick rundown of guest post guidelines:

  • A minimum of 500 words
  • Include a short bio (Optional)
  • Include a photo (Optional)
  • Include your web site or social media link (Optional)
  • All guest posts, articles, and linked pages will be vetted to make sure it aligns with the heart of Abundantly You.

God bless you all and I look forward to hearing from you! Submit your article(s) to Feel free to email me with any questions or to simply chat!

Love you to life!
~Candra Evans
Abundantly You for Christian Singles and More


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Christian Single Mom Blogs | Part Two

Christian Single Mom BlogsChristian Single Mom Blogs | Part Two

Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever. (Deuteronomy 4:40 KJV)

Over the years Christian single moms have shared their blogs and the sites of others here on Love in Waiting

Below are ten links to Christian single mom blogs and inspirational blogs.

These mommies come from all different backgrounds and face a variety of challenges and joys. I do not have children but Christian Single Momreading through their posts made me smile, increased my faith and at times I had to laugh out loud.

Their stories are amazing and the children are cuties.

You must check these ladies out, whether you are a single parent or not. It will add more strength for your own Christian single journey.

I pray our first listing of Christian single mom blogs will be encouraging to my single sisters who are also mighty mommies in God! : )

Many thanks to all of you, who comment, share and engage with my blog. Because of you, we can put together resources like this!

Want more resource lists like this one? Let me know in comments what topics you would like to see here on Abundantly You! Love you to life!

Christian Single Mom Blogs 2Single Mom Stories

The Mahogany Way

Dynamic Women of God

Osheta Blogs

Crystal Zaragoza

A Single Christian Moms Advice

“Sacred Search” by Gary Thomas (Book) –

Only Parent Chronicles

Mommy to the Monsters –

Love in Waiting for Christian Singles and More

Love in Waiting welcomes guest bloggers to come, write, and share! If you would like to write for LIW or invite Candra to speak at your event, submit your information on our contact page.

Create A Home Gym On A Budget

Over the years I have written about the importance of health and physical fitness. Along with my spiritual fitness regimen (prayer, Bible study, worship, etc.), I incorporate physical fitness into my life. Why?

Exercise not only keeps me physically fit for the Kingdom of God, but also provides emotional and mental balance to keep me on the path of life more abundantly.

Hopefully the following guest post will inspire you to make exercise a part of your daily life. You can do it right in your home and select the tools that will work with your budget!


Create a Home Gym on a Budget

By Ty Schmidt

You sweat. You push yourself to the limit (and it’s not always pretty). Or maybe you let any combination of these things keep you from heading to the gym to work out on a regular basis. As gym rates rise and lives get no less stressful to balance, it can all be a little much for the average person. But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are some tips for creating an affordable gym in your home so you can stop making excuses and start that journey to a healthier lifestyle you’ve been talking about for all of these years:

Find inspiration. It’s different for everyone. For some people, it helps to see themselves as they work out, inspiring them to push harder or run that extra mile. For others, it’s the right soundtrack or an inspirational quote that keeps them going. The best part? Inspiration doesn’t have to cost much. Whatever it is for you, find it, embrace it, and incorporate it into the space.

Create A Home Gym On A Budget

Via Home and Event Styling

Think multi-functional. For families with young children, sometimes the kids can become a reason not to work out. Make the most of your budget, your space and your time by considering a home gym that incorporates a play area for the kids as well. By adding elements of a playroom to the area, the kids should stay entertained at least long enough for you to get that workout in, and you’re able to accomplish two things at once.

Create A Home Gym On A Budget

Via Home and Event Styling

Keep it simple. Use the space you have available to you. A home gym doesn’t need a wall of fancy mirrors to get the job done. Invest in one or two good machines and other gym necessities (like a yoga ball, resistance bands and some weights) and work with extra space you have in the attic, or even in the garage or basement.

Create A Home Gym On A Budget

Via Decoist

Think vertical. Installing a wall training system that suits your needs and specifications doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Take the time to research what you would like to build, then shop sales at home improvement stores to make your vision a reality. Mount a TV on the wall and get motivated to stay on the treadmill through an entire episode of Scandal.

Create A Home Gym On A Budget

Via Decoist

Keep an open mind. Maybe you don’t have the space or resources to dedicate to a home gym. Instead, you may use an area of your bedroom or living room on a regular basis. That is okay too. Just be sure in that case to have the essentials on hand that you need to do the workouts you enjoy. The items will vary for everyone, but whatever they may be, they are really all you need to start working out at home at any hour of the day for almost nothing out of pocket.

Create A Home Gym On A Budget

Via My Best Badi

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Faith │We Have Spoken The Names Of Our Children

By Faith Names of our ChildrenFaith │We Have Spoken The Names Of Our Children

Ron and I have been married three years. Ever since we traveled from the honeymoon, family detectives have been assigned to look for a change in my belly.

My wavering tummy has decreased and increased since 2009 thanks to my incorrigible sweet tooth. I can run a half marathon, but still can’t pass up two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream with crushed Oreo chocolate cookies on top. But I digress. (Smile)

Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak (2 Corinthians 4:13 ESV)

When you read 2 Corinthians chapter 4 in its entirety you will note the mention of trouble, perplexity, and persecution. The Apostle Paul and the Christian church suffered because of the spoken declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ. Still, Paul believed.

Neither doubt nor death could prevent him from speaking his truth. His faith in God saved his soul and rescued him from many dangers. Paul had first-hand experiences with God that backed up his faith.

In 2009 when we moved into our home, we designated the “baby’s room”. I selected a soft yellow paint with white trim for the walls. We were surprisingly gifted by my brother and sister in law enough baby furniture to fill the room.

That was almost three years ago, and still that room remains the “baby’s room”.

“Babe, where is my briefcase?” Ronnie might ask.
“It’s in the baby’s room”, I reply.

If there is anything stored in that room, our entire family knows to give direction that it is in the baby’s room.

Why do we speak something that isn’t as though it is? To those who do not understand faith, it seems absurd. To the children of God, however, we know differently.

Speaking the promises of God is putting our faith into action. In spite of our situation, we are blessed, favored and loved by the Creator of life. We don’t need to see before we believe, because God is not a man that He should lie. If there was ever a time when God did not give me what I asked for it was because he gave me better.

In spite of three years gone and my fortieth birthday quickly approaching, Ron and I still believe. I believe in God’s promise to me. I believe in the dreams that God gave me. I stand firm on every confirmation.

Therefore, we are not ashamed to speak what we believe. Our experiences with God cause us to not be unsure.

Proverbs says that hope deferred makes the heart sick. Postponement tends to silence our speaking. We may become less confident in our speaking because of the perplexity of waiting. We are often judged or looked down upon because everyone else is married, everyone else has a ministry or everyone else has children.

But Paul said that in all his trials he was not distressed, in despair or forsaken. If God commands the blessing, who can stop it?

Last week we decided on the names of our children. We did not come up with baby names for the sake of fun conversation. We put care and thought into the process as if they would be born today. Afterwards there was a sweet confidence that came over us.

Call us crazy. Persecute our faith if you must. Say that if it hasn’t happened yet, it will never happen. But that is NOT what we believe.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward (Psalm 127: ESV)

Ronald – “third generation/rules with counsel”
Nahla – “Swahili origin/gift”
Phillip – “named after my father”
Jackson – “God has shown favor”
Cadyn – “Spirited/Brave”

Ron and Candra Evans
Ron and Candra Evans

I love you babies. Mommy and Daddy are waiting for you.


…Only Believe…

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Christian Single Mom Blog

Christian Single MomChristian Single Mom Blogs

First let me say give a huge shout out to all of my new subscribers!  Over the last few weeks sixty-five of you have become new subscribers!  This is big time for “Love and Grace”.  I am over here doing my happy dance and shouting out a big hallelujah to Jesus!  Thank you so much!

In this week’s post I need your help…

I recently found an excellent Christian single mom blog.

Read my latest listing of Christian Single Mom Blogs here!…


Until then, I want to know, are you a single mom?

Are there sites for single moms that have been a blessing to you?  Help me gather the top sites for Christian single mommies to be featured right here on Love and Grace Media!

Being a single mother is not an experience I can add to my resume.  Yet many of my readers are single parents and I want to provide something special just for you.  I can only imagine the complexities of raising children in a single parent household, so I wanted to provide resources that will bless you on this singles journey.

For single women without children, we get to focus on ourselves and make our lives first priority.  This is not so for the single mother.  My mother was a single parent and I recall her highs and lows.  The bottom line is the need of a mother’s child becomes priority.

This makes it very difficult for the single mother to take time out and address the needs and desires of her heart.  But she must find the opportunity to do so and with God’s love and grace she can.

So if you are a single mom (or dad who just happen to stumble to the site), I would love to hear from you!


  • What challenges do you face as a Christian single parent and how do you overcome them?
  • When the single life gets tough, where do you find your strength?
  • What are your attitudes towards dating and courtship?
  • Do you have your own blog?  Please share!  Leave a link to your single mom blog in the comments.


Leave your answers, questions, or comments below!  With enough participation I know we can work together to find divine inspiration, solutions, and paths to contentment.


“Prior to venturing into motherhood, you were an independent person and no one really depends on you. You have no other priority other than yourself. You were just a typical woman. Then came your child and it changed the whole picture. You are not just a woman. You are a mother. Whether married or single, you are brought to a whole new phase in your life; you are a mother. You are a new being. Embrace it. Feel it. Love it-without caring about your relationship status.” –


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-Candra, Abundantly You for Christian Singles and More


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