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When God’s Dreams Are Being Birthed In You

Mary is my Bible hero. I must admit she’s one of many favorites but when I think of someone I long to be like, I think of her. Upon greeting her Gabriel spoke: “Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, Beautiful inside and out! God be with you.” We don’t know what set her apart. We don’t know why she …

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Making New Christmas Traditions Heals Old Wounds

Christmas is a season for new – new birth, new hope, new beauty. Sometimes, however, the holidays are as hard as they are joyous. Good becomes great, but just as much, sadness can become despair. Old wounds are magnified during this time of year. The have-nots feel deeper and the voids more pronounced. When Christmas is hard, it just feels …

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10 Things Singles Can Do Instead Of Complaining About Valentine’s Day

We are quickly approaching every single’s least favorite “holiday”: Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day chocolates, which can be quickly spotted by the bright red wrappers, has been on sale since before Christmas stuff had time to get off the shelves. Get out of the way, Santa! Cupid is here. Cupid brings with it all its lovey-dovey-glory and weeks worth of romantic …

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When Affection Isn’t Mutual

I had been sitting in Barney’s for half of the day with my favorite fragrance connoisseur narrowing down incredible, exclusive fragrances to find “the” one that represented him. After hours of fragrance stories, note descriptions, and pairing, I took one inhale of the exclusive Italian cocktails, and was whisked into the embrace of the one my heart had fallen hard …

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Redefining Resolutions: Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Do you ever struggle with keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you cringe at the very mention of the words? Does your heart rate spike when someone asks what your resolution will be this year, or how you are doing with maintaining it? Do you instantly slouch in shame at the thought of all the resolutions you were unable to …

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Another Dateless New Year’s Eve

Dateless? Well, isn’t that just special – another article highlighting singleness and at a particularly vulnerable season, no less. Thank you for that. I get it, believe me. That was me for 10 long years. Each holiday season, I fervently asked God to make this the last one without someone “special” in my life. I prayed myself into a tizzy bargaining …

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The Hope Of Christmas

In 2011, a tsunami devastated the Japanese town, Rikuzentakata. Over 1,700 people died that day. There was not one man, woman or child unaffected by the tragedy. Buildings were destroyed. Businesses lost. A landscape once lush with the vegetation of 70,000 trees almost completely desolate. Almost. The whipping wind and gigantic waves beat on one tree over and over, like …

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When All You Want For Christmas Is Your Mate

I’m finding it extremely difficult to believe that Christmas is barely a day away from now. December seemed to fly by, and I’m a little nervous about what the new year will bring. Maybe for you, like me, this past year was pretty horrible. My job situation went from bad to worse, and my financial situation followed suit. I was …

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