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Love is Patient

God is slowing me down to appreciate His word in small bites.  Today’s snack – “Love is patient.” Walk with me slowly through this meditation.   When I became a wife, I kind of thought that I would need a couple of months – maybe a year to “get it right.”  I thought that the learning curve would be like learning to ride a bike:  you fail – you learn – you never forget.  Love is patient – for  a reason. When I married my husband I pledged my love for as long as I live.  Why is marriage forever?…
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Five Signs that Marriage is Not for You

Can’t you picture it?  Dresses.  Flowers.  Bridesmaids.  Engagement parties.  Walking down the aisle to a sea of adorning witnesses.  The gasp at a glimpse of your beauty.  The awestruck audience that looks on lovingly as you say those two little words, “I do.”  Isn’t it lovely?  Don’t get me wrong, weddings are beautiful, but they aren’t made of the things that make a marriage last.  I’ve talked to many ladies whose training to be a bride far outweighs their preparation to be a wife.   I don’t want any one to make the mistake of getting married for the wrong…
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What God Wants from Your Workout

The number one New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight.  There are a million programs out there, but there is no secret to what really works: DIET and EXERCISE.  It’s really not what to do that plagues people but how. One of my biggest road blocks was getting started.  I had no idea where to start with the exercise part.  Since 2012 I have found some great ways to exercise, and I feel like my struggle with exercise has also been a growing point in my faith.  Here are three things I think God asked of me when it came…
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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… In Debt

I know that it has been said that money can’t buy love, but let me assure you that lack of money can certainly chase love away.  Sonya Britt, a Kansas State University researcher, concluded that, “Arguments about money [are] by far the top predictor of divorce,” she said. “It’s not children, sex, in-laws or anything else. It’s money — for both men and women.”   So, if arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce, are you paying enough attention to your financial outlook while you are single?  That Proverbs 31 woman, who most often puts me to shame,…
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The One God Kept for Me.

This song was on my heart this morning as I prayed for my Single Sisters.  The lyrics say: The one I’ve waited for /My love’s design /The one He kept for me /Until it was time The one that I dreamed about /The one I can’t live without /The one He kept for me /Until it was time I put my hand in yours /Now and forevermore /Just put your faith in me /I will be all that you need I’d pray and wait for you /So patiently /And now He’s blessed our love /For eternity The one I was praying for /The one…
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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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Single but…Moving In? (Part 5)

Our family used to live in an apartment building in the cross section of two suburbs of Cleveland.  When we moved there the building was very nice.  The clientele were respectable people.  There were some grad students, some doctors from a nearby hospital, some senior citizens, and a few young families like us.  The apartments were a great size even though it was a bit pricey, the atmosphere was conducive to the money.  But then they had a move in special…  (Long – drawn out  - dramatic – Siiiiiiiigh) In the matter of a couple of months the building experienced…
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