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Barbara Coots

As a lover of the written word, Barbara enjoys reading, writing, editing, researching and communicating in general. She and her husband of 43 years, Gary, live in Arlington, Texas and have two grown and married children and one grandson. They serve the Lord as members of Gateway Church, and they offer pro bono services to Jill Monaco Ministries/Single Matters.

When God Calls You Out Of Your Comfort Zone

God advances us before we’re ready. I was listening to “Perfectionism and Performance,” a recent podcast Jill Monaco did with Shelby Harveaux, when that statement jumped out. Just as some of our favorite Bible characters thought, Oh, no! Not me, Lord!, we tend to feel we’re not equipped or ready to take on a big Kingdom job. From Moses’ protests …

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When Losing Weight Isn’t In Your Strength

“This time, I’m really going to take this weight off!” I declared to myself and whoever else might have been listening. Armed with what I thought was extensive knowledge about nutrition, I mapped out a regimen, planned my menus, cleared the pantry and went shopping. My new “lifestyle” change went just great for about 10 days. Then things began happening. I …

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Interview: Nate Stevens In Parenting Principles 4Life

A note from Barbara Coots, Editor of Single Matters: Nate Stevens, speaker and author of Matched 4 Marriage Meant 4 Life: Solving the Mystery of Relationships, encourages singles across the country to take a fresh, scriptural look at matters of the heart. Based on a segment of Mark 12:30—“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all …

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Interview: A Bump In Life – Single And Pregnant

A Note from Editor Barbara Coots: After living through her own unplanned pregnancy, and later becoming a wife as well as a mother, Amy Ford developed a special ministry of love. Now in its sixth year, Embrace Grace has helped hundreds of women who have chosen life to experience the love of Christ. Equally important, the ministry has helped churches, …

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