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In the FAITH category you will find articles that speak to your walk with God and deepen your relationship with Jesus. The three topics include: SPIRITUAL FORMATION, PRAYER and FREEDOM. Single Matters wants to help you create an atmosphere for God to enter in and dwell with you through Biblical teaching, encouragement in prayer and devotionals. You’ll find opportunities to talk with God about the deep things going on in your heart, soul and mind.

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Standing In The Gap For One Another

Recently my church has been studying the book of Nehemiah. The prophet Nehemiah has been called by God back to Israel to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem. It was a difficult time in history with lots of opposition to the rebuilding. There were times during the rebuilding when they stood with one hand on the work with the other hand …

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The Last Time I Hooked Up

The last time I thought about hooking up was yesterday. I sometimes go through these seasons where I feel my flesh trying to get the best of me. It’s those days that “Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee” just doesn’t seem real. I kept thinking of whom I could contact. My old stopping ground was Craigslist, …

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Why God Is Trustworthy And Good

As the Great Physician, God heals the many wounds that come into my life. As the Almighty Comforter, He comforts my sufferings with His all-sustaining peace. I may not know the reasons behind every move He makes or circumstance I experience; But I do know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He holds me in His hands.   As …

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3 Steps To Wait Well And Build A Promising Future

We all wait. We wait for the phone to ring, We wait for an email reply. We wait for the test results. We wait for seasons to change. We wait for babies to be born. And we wait for the perfect mate. These three keys to waiting well can build a promising future. The first key — Acceptance. It takes …

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When You Live On Struggle Street

​ My dear friend Ronda has a saying that I love. When she’s struggling with something or things just seem not to be going smoothly, she says “I’m on Struggle Street, and there seems to be no exit ramp in sight.” I always laugh when she says it, and like any cool friend, she lets me use it too. Do …

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What We Can Learn From Betrayal

I realize not everyone has suffered betrayal, disloyalty or heartbreak at the hands of people they formerly trusted. If that has never happened to you, feel free to move on to another article. But if it has, please enjoy learning from my experience. Of course, we’ve all experienced that stinging sensation as the proverbial knife blade slides its permanent groove into …

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If Journals Could Talk

April 10, 1972 Dear Diary, Monday. How I hate Mondays. August 8, 2004 Dear Diary, Sunday. I feel like certain aspects of my life are spinning out of control. I wish I could get a handle on things. January 25, 2009 Dear Diary, Sunday. Today was a good day. I went to church and then slept all day. November 14, …

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Daring Greatly By Choosing Vulnerability And Gratitude

Vulnerability is scary and I’m not its greatest fan. So I decided to start reading Brene Brown’s treatise on this sensitive subject, entitled Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Early on in the book, she had my attention by pointing out that experiencing deep joy can make us feel vulnerable, …

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The Gospel Of Love

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13 We talk a lot about love. It’s the theme of countless movies, books and songs. Our social media newsfeeds are full of it. We’ve got an entire holiday to celebrate it after all. No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day … I’m …

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Mary Remembers: A Poem For Easter

She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she did not recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?’”Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where he is and I will go and get him.” “Mary!” Jesus …

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