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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.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie V/GF

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie We always look forward to the summer at our house, for its hot weather and our desire to make smoothies! Mmm, on a hot day a smoothie might be breakfast, lunch, and dinner! This smoothie is simple to make and will satisfy your chocolate/peanut butter craving. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 cup coconut milk …

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Basmati Rice Stuffed Red Bell Peppers (V, GF)

There is something intriguing about stuffed food. When I hear the word “stuffed” with regard to foods like stuffed chicken breast, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed potato skins and stuffed bell peppers, my mouth instantly begins to water. These Basmati Rice Stuffed Red Bell Peppers are sure to cause you to have the same response. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 cups cooked organic …

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Garbanzo Bean Salad Sandwich V* GF*

Looking for something hearty and healthy? This is a must try! You will enjoy this recipe even if you aren’t Vegan or Gluten-free! This open-faced Garbanzo Bean Salad Sandwich is surprisingly delicious and super satisfying when you are needing heartier lunch. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 15-oz. can of organic garbanzo beans (strain and rinse) 1/8 cup roasted almonds (or any roasted …

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5 Tips For Finding Your Prosperous True North

So many single mothers I’ve met since I began working with them in 2007 do not believe they have the ability to earn a degree or gain training in a marketable skill. They do not even allow themselves to dream of a better and more prosperous life. The old voices replay demeaning messages from early childhood, some even into their …

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies GF/V

A friend of mine introduced these delicious cookies to me about a month ago and I have been making them every week since then. They are a great snack, breakfast, or dessert! I love indulging in 3-4 with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Enjoy! What you’ll need: 7 medium bananas (mashed) 4 cups oatmeal 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate …

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Challenges Of Being A Single Leader In Ministry

As a relatively new leader in singles ministry, I’ve encountered an unwritten rule that goes something like this: Unless you are married (happily or otherwise) and regardless of your spiritual depth, scriptural knowledge or Christian experience, your leadership in ministry will be suspect. Thank you for your willingness, but please get married first, then reapply for the leadership position. And …

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Quinoa Vegetable Salad

This recipe surprised me! As many of us often do, I looked at what was in my refrigerator and cupboards and thought, What could I make? And so it began. I had some left over white rice, quinoa, and vegetables. With a little bit of attention and love, these simple ingredients made a grand appearance in this recipe I now …

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Tax Tips For Entrepreneurs

It’s that special time of year—tax time! April 15 is right around the corner and you’re probably already receiving your tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s in the mail. An increasing number of workers are entrepreneurs, including those who freelance on the side and those who are self-employed. If you find yourself collecting 1099s for freelance work you have performed …

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Mini Banana Chia Seed Breakfast Muffin

Mini Banana Chia Seed Breakfast Muffin You may have heard about chia seeds since they have been named a “Super Food” in recent years. Here’s the deal … these tiny seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. They can be eaten in liquid, sprinkled on a salad, or used as an egg substitute …

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Top 10 Things To Lose In 2015

Every year about this time, most of us take stock of our physical well-being, or lack thereof. Right after Christmas and New Year celebrations, I feel extra motivation to shed a bit of bulge. But every January for the past few years, as I ponder the extent of the physical fitness reformation I’m willing to undertake, I get a glimpse …

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