It's been a rainy, abstract painting, Hallmark Channel-watching, lazy kind of afternoon. I think the Hallmark Channel's main agenda in their holiday movies may be to tell society that women need a man (who is undoubtably handsome and wealthy) to make their lives right. And to be honest, I feel like a lot of the world tells me that, and I buy into it too. The holidays can feel particularly lonely, like everyone has their picture-perfect life, except for me. This Advent, I've been intentionally praying that God would let me see that His grace is sufficient for me, that I don't need someone or something to make my life intentional and full. It doesn't mean the desires of my heart change, but my view of myself is predicated on God's grace, not my love life. If you have people in your community who are single, love them during this season. Let them know they aren't alone. Show them what it looks like to know God's sufficient grace. The church can often be a difficult place for a single person, so I'm challenging everyone, single people included, to find a way to change the narrative. Create a place where everyone is loved, valued, and shown grace upon grace. If the church isn't that place, for all people, where possibly could be?