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BITTERSWEET

Three weeks into 2017, I was faced with the possibility of love, romance, and marriage.  I clung to it, not knowing that it would be the source of much grief and pain for many months to come.  In my impetuousness, I ran headlong into a relationship that was my...

THE UNKNOWN PLACE CALLED HEAVEN

    “For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.” John 6:38 Writing of heaven, C.S. Lewis wrote, “Has this world been so kind to you that you should live with regret? There are better things ahead than any we...

HOPING FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT

What's on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you're hoping to receive? As you prepare for the gift-giving season, let's take the opportunity to remember the greatest Gift of all and our reason for hope. There are 3 reminders in...

50 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE FALLING IN LOVE

You like him. He likes you. Now what? Where do you go from here? Working through the nitty-gritty of a relationship can be exciting and confusing at the same time. How do you figure out if a guy is someone you want to spend the rest of your life with? Throughout the...

DO YOU DESPISE HIM?

When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished; and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished.” Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” Esau...

WHAT DOES YOUR FEAR REVEAL?

“A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, but they were frightened when they saw a man who had been demon-possessed, for he was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane.” — Mark 5:15 Knowing yourself sounds simple, until you come to your senses and realize you really...

3 THINGS THAT EVERY GIRL NEEDS

3 THINGS EVERY GIRL NEEDS Pretend someone came up to you and asked, “What are the three things people need most?” Most of us would probably answer food/water, clothing, and shelter. What if someone asked you about the basic needs necessary for emotional survival?...

LOVE THAT DOESN’T LET GO

2017 marked the tenth year of my singleness.  Of not being in a long-term relationship, or of even dating.  My friend remarked about my single status – it’s because you have high standards.  I disagreed.  My wish list for a partner is rather short,...

WORN OUT

What should the following sentence mean to you, a tired, overworked person? "They shall mount up with wings as eagles." First, realize that God specializes in people like you. The pages of the Bible are chock full of stories about people who were, in themselves, at...

WAITING

What comes to mind when someone tells you to wait?  Whether it’s at the bank, in your job (for that long-overdue promotion) or for “the one” to come along and profess undying love (admit it, you started wishing at age 12 and haven’t stopped since) – waiting often...

WHEN YOU’RE ANGRY AT GOD’S PLAN

I had tried every remedy I could think of. From melatonin to other sleep aids, sleep masks to ear plugs, all of these so-called “solutions” for sleeping trouble resulted in more wakeful evenings for me. For the girl who had never had much trouble with sleep, I was...

THE LIES A CHURCH-GROWN KID BELIEVES

A conversation with a friend ignited a question that I had in my mind for a long time. It was a struggle I’ve been pondering for a couple of years. A pastor’s kid was opening up to this friend about the time she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and that there...