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In the LIFE category you will find articles that speak to the every day things that need God’s perspective and help. The three topics include: CAREER, MONEY and HEALTH. At Single Matters you’ll find practical help to follow your gifts and talents in your career while balancing time with family and recreation. Learn how to be an example of honesty and integrity in the workplace and with your personal finances. Find encouragement to invest in God’s Kingdom through your money and time and teach your children the same values. We also hope to provide resources you need to accomplish your health and fitness goals.

God Isn’t Swayed By Oscars, Emmys Or Grammys

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.  –1 John 2:15 “We’ve lost yet another star … hero … icon.” I was in Los Angeles the day Michael Jackson died and recall how the news of his death paralyzed the city, even the nation. Then …

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Is Failure Good For You?

Failure is good for you. Think I’m kidding? I’m totally serious. It stings very bitterly at first, and the humiliation lasts for awhile, but the end result is good. I believe a  person cannot be truly successful until they have failed at least once in their life. I recently failed at something. I don’t remember failing at something so big …

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Why You Should Write Yourself A Letter

I wanted to let you in on a letter I wrote to myself the November before last. As I re-read these words recently, my eyes welled up with tears at all God has done since this was written. I even was able to remind my heart of something beautiful God spoke to me that I had completely forgotten about. The …

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How One Day Can Change Your Life

Here we are at the beginning of a new year, possibly looking to improve life, to make changes or goals to achieve more. So how does one change their life? A new year offers opportunity to wipe the proverbial slate clean from the previous year, but will a New Year’s resolution accomplish a life change? Last year, several of my …

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For My Single Girls This New Year

Goodbye, 2016! Oh my, this year was a crazy one for me, but I can say with all honesty that it was the best one yet. I learned a lot. I was stretched a lot. And my faith is stronger than yesterday for sure. I am really excited for this new year, and I fully believe it is going to …

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Encouragement For The American Voter

As the election season rapidly winds down, the political atmosphere continues to heat up as each side tries to clench the top spot. There’s a seemingly endless barrage of mud-slinging and name-calling that is driving a wedge deep within our nation. The words and sentiment of our Pledge of Allegiance sound more like wishful thinking instead of declarations of our …

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For My Single Girls This Fall

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year. There is something so magical about the leaves slowly changing from green to fire, the wonderful smell of cinnamon as you enter most stores, the soft embrace of your favorite sweater on a chilly day, and of course that life-changing first sip of a pumpkin spice latte. There is a newness, a …

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How Should Christians Respond To The NYC Bombings?

Shots rang out through the streets of Linden, NJ late Monday morning as 28 year old Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested in connection with bombings in New York and New Jersey. While details are still coming out about his many trips to Afghanistan, his marriage to an Afghan refugee, and his nearly year long trip to Quetta, Pakistan it would be premature …

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7 Reasons To Serve Away From Home

I hear it all the time. “It’s a waste of time and money to travel to a far-off country to do missions projects.” “We will do more harm than good if we drop into a place for two weeks, feed the homeless and love on the orphans, then leave again.” “It’s better to stay in our own community to serve …

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When Getting Healthy Is A Priority

I remember how shocked I was to hear that my mom had started smoking at the ripe old age of 13. “That was back before we knew how bad it was,” she explained, “Nowadays we know better.” I think the same is true for nutrition. We’re bombarded with information on how to get well — what to eat, what not …

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