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5 Real Reasons You Don’t Have Friends (and how to make new ones)

I was really content with my small circle of friends.  I had a crew to shop with, eat with, vent to, and do our Christian version of partying.  I mean those women totally understood me.  They didn’t judge me.  They encouraged and inspired me.  MY CREW!  Then things went a little haywire with one moving to another city, but she was still within a couple of hours.  Then the other was swept off her feet by a soldier in shining armor and whisked away to Alaska.  Then one passed away.  So I went from chilling with my girls to all…
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Are You a Killer?

I’ve been killing myself from the inside out.  Here is my confession:  I could point out my every flaw.  I could tell you every fault of my own.  I could beat myself up pretty badly.  I could criticize and find every terrible, awful, no good thing about me.    I could not forgive myself easily.  I could not accept compliments without discounting them.  I could not speak about myself positively without negating it.   I was an expert at everything wrong with me.  I was a novice on building what was right about me.  I had come to expect the…
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I Made Love Wrong

I was wondering the best way to share this.  I mean I want to say so many things, but I want to make sure its the right thing.  After all we want this blog to be a help to people and not just an airing of dirty laundry.  I gonna say it straight up.  I made love wrong.  I did it wrong and for the wrong reasons, and I’m gonna tell you two ways I made love and give you a few tips on how to do it better. I made love a story.  From the time I was a…
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Single but… Do I Have to Get Along With Other Women?

Marrying the man of your dreams means that you will have to deal with the women attached to him.  His mom, his sisters, possibly his exes… it can be difficult – especially if they have “issues”.  Dealing with broken women can be a momentous task.  This is what to do when God allows you to see the ugly side of the issues deal with on the inside.  Pray.  Usually when broken women deal with others, they are attempting to evoke the brokenness inside of you with their actions.  Surprise the devil with the shield of faith.  Even when you feel…
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Single but… Holding on (Part 8)

Sand castles can be large.  Sand castles can be small.   Some can resemble real castles, fictional characters, famous structures and take on many shapes and sizes, but at the end of the day, no matter how elaborate…all sandcastles are temporary. Here are three things we can learn about relationships from sandcastles. 1.  Sandcastles are temporary – You can built them, pack them, shape them – but when force is exerted on it, it will fall.  Whether the force is wind, or rain, or water, or time it will fall.  It was never meant to be permanent, and everybody knew that….
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Single but… Praying Tough Prayers (Part 7)

  My friend was sharing with a group of us her frustrations about being single.  ”I don’t even know what  I’m supposed to be praying for, and I hate when people say just pray and wait on God.”  She was joking but I could sense the frustration underneath.   In speaking with my husband about her comments we talked about what we wished we would have prayed for before we got married, and here it is.    We want to share some practical tips about prayer that will prepare your heart for what God wants to do for you and through…
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Single but… I NEED HEALING (PART 6)

We don’t always understand the reason we go through terrible relationships.  Some leave emotional scars, while others leave gaping gashes and terrible wounds.  When we experience something awful one thing is for sure – healing is needed.  I love that Jesus Christ is able and willing to set us free from the memories and wounds that attempt to hold us prisoner.  When people would flippantly suggest to me, “Give it to Jesus,” I would not my head and smile through the tears but my heart was screaming out, “HOW?”  Hang with me to learn HOW TO HAND IT OVER TO…
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3 The Hard Way: The Struggle with Recieving God’s Forgiveness

I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8 NIV I had no idea that my words would evoke such strong emotions in my son.  It was one of those mornings where despite the fast pace, I was able to keep my cool.  My son has started his day off by responding with a dishonest answer to a quick question.  My “mother instinct” kicked in and I went to verify his answer and found out that he was not truthful with me.  I went to him and sat down so that his five…
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