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2017: Your Year of Yes

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Are you ready for 2017?  Really ready? Let’s have a moment of real talk.  Is it okay if I’m frank with you?  It might even seem too frank. Too frank…as in the time you needed to tell your kids there’s no Santa Claus and some precocious kid jumps in and tells them at school before you’re ready to do it. There’s nothing magical about January 1, 2017.  When the clock counted down and the ball dropped, there was no New Year’s Fairy that sprinkled magical fairy dust on the coming of the new year. If that were the case, we’d […]

Living Single

Famous Matchmaker Says 80% of Singles Won’t Go On Date in 2017

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I really want to get your opinion on something I read recently by Paul Carrick Brunson, a professional matchmaker who was recently named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices and contributors. His article had the provocatively eye-catching title, 80% of Singles Will NOT Go on One Date in 2017.  Talk about Debbie Downer!  Wait it’s not exactly what you think. Brunson has been a matchmaker since 2009 and during that time, he’s been a strong advocate for love and marriage, but he says traditional dating has changed forever.  His thesis is that because of this, 80% of singles will not go […]

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12 Days of Christmas

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What does Christmas mean to you?  Is it all about the presents and Santa?  Is it for the kids?  I’d love to journey with you through the 12 Days of Christmas. December 14: The best gift I’ve ever given….hmmm…..I have to think about this one.  It’s hard to say.  I don’t want to praise my own gift giving too much, and now it’s kindof hard to think of what I’ve given to people. Well, recently, I sent my dad a gift for his birthday.  I know he likes gardening, but he lives in a suburban area so he’s not able to […]

31 Days of Writing - 2016

YOU: “You Culture” in a Digital Age

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I once took a business writing class and the thing I took away from it, besides the fact that our professor wrote the book we were using in class, was that our writing should be “you” focused.  This meant that we should restructure our sentences so the reader felt like the centre of the writing.  That wasn’t hard for some things, but for others it was a real act of verbal gymnastics to get the statements to be “you” focused. I’ve now transitioned from being a “you” focused writer to a “you” focused reader.  I look for sentences in business […]

Christian Struggle

14-Day Chocolate Challenge

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Sometimes it can feel so hard to be a Christian. The things Jesus calls us to do are so opposite from what we naturally feel compelled to do. Forgiving over and over and over again. Loving our enemies. Doing good and being nice.  It can get hard after awhile. I’m not going to lie, I struggle with my Christianity.  Sometimes I think it complicates my life.  To be honest, sometimes I get completely overwhelmed with it all.  One day, as I was reading the Bible, I stumbled on this verse that says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will […]

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10 Ways to Know If Your Heart is Prepared to Meet The One

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Are you ready to meet the one?  You might have your hair did and your clothes on point but is your heart prepared to make that big leap?  Is your heart ready to be open to love?  Are you prepared to be vulnerable and show someone the good and the bad of who you are?  And are you ready to see the good and bad of someone and love them anyway? Here are our 10 questions you can ask yourself on your quest to meet “the one”. 1.Are you ready to love? While this seems like the simplest of questions, it’s at […]

The One vs the one
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THE ONE vs. the one

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We all long to love and be loved. It’s one of the most beautiful gifts life has to offer. In an effort to get love, sometimes we chase after the idea of love. The worst thing you can do is chase after the idea of love. That’s when it seems to allude you the most especially along the journey to meet the one. If you’ve read my article “Do You Believe The One Exists” you’ll know that I believe less in the one and more in the one who God says yes to. The difference sounds so subtle but it’s a big […]

31 Days of Writing - 2016

SILENCE: It Was in the Silence

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Silence… I miss the silence… I once had a married friend lament that she didn’t have as much time to have worship since she had gotten married.  As a single woman, her time was her own.  Now that she was married, it belonged to her and someone else. I didn’t take her comment as a complaint but rather as an observation. Even still, in the back of my mind, I’m ashamed to admit, I thought, you could find time if you tried harder. I didn’t understand at the time all the time and space a marriage (and kids) can take […]

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