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Does God Really Like You?

I was sitting with some new friends at dinner recently. I wanted to know more about their lives, so I did what I do best: ask questions. My new friend, Bob, said this about his 20-plus-year marriage to Judy: “We’ve been married for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last few years I knew she really liked me. …

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God, You’re Late

Years ago someone told me that God had written on His calendar the day that I would meet my future husband, so I should stop worrying and enjoy the single life until that day arrived. If I had known an entire forest would need to be killed to produce the required number of yearly calendars, I may not have responded …

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What We Can Learn From Separation

Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. (2 Corinthians 6:17) Most often, separation doesn’t feel good. We get comfortable in our relationships, habits and preferences — sometimes even when they may be harmful, or at the very least, not beneficial. We often struggle with removing what’s detrimental to …

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[Podcast] Keys To Transition Well

Transition is a part of all of our lives, and often it happens even if we don’t want it to. Many people struggle with it while others don’t. So what makes these two kind of people different? Are you the kind of person who hates change? Have you lost your job without notice? Has divorce caused you to transition against …

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Finding Joy In Your Singleness

“Why am I still single?” You suppress an eye roll at the good intentions of the ever-questioning, curious onlookers. “You’re such a catch!” they say. “Why hasn’t anyone snatched you up?” they ask. “That’s what I’d like to know!” you want to scream. Instead you just smile and shrug, and, once again, take your weary heart before God, asking, “What’s …

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Single Not Suffering

Dear Single Gals, Let’s pretend we are at an adorable coffee shop right now. The music is light and dreamy, and of course the smells of coffee and baked goodies fill the air. You’re sipping your favorite drink, and I’m drinking a latte with coconut milk. We’re sitting in the most comfy chairs imaginable, my left leg tucked under me …

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[Podcast] Keys To Communicate Well

  At one point or another, communication is a challenge to most of us. Have you ever struggled to figure out how to say something and, even with your best efforts, you just mess it up? Or have you taken the path of least resistance, staying quiet about your own feelings because the other person doesn’t communicate well either … …

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Three Steps To Healing From Your Past And Being Open To Love Again

I never wanted to get married again. At least that’s what I told myself. Past hurts were still piercing my heart. One unhealthy relationship after another, a bad marriage and then a divorce had me looking for love in all the wrong places. I felt like a failure. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. After the mess I’d …

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4 Ways To Defeat Low Self-Esteem

I recently read a fascinating book titled You Can Read Anyone by David J. Lieberman. It divulges some of the tactics used by government profilers to determine the behaviors and mindsets of people they interrogate. As we might presume, a person’s self-esteem plays a critical role in how he or she thinks, behaves and makes decisions. Although the book appears …

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A Love Letter From God

What were your first thoughts of yourself today? Good? Bad? Meh? What are your thoughts of yourself after I just asked you that question? If you’re thoughts aren’t matching up with the thoughts Christ has about you, my friend, then we’re in trouble.  A few months ago I headed to Starbucks to work on a writing project. I was pumped …

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