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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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Freedom On Valentine’s Day

You thought it was safe to resume watching Hulu. You thought you’d seen the last of the inane, holiday-themed Kay Jewelers commercials. Christmas is long gone. But, as the stores took down greenery and twinkle lights, they stocked the shelves with adorable little pink and red trinkets, baubles, fluffy bears, and the arch nemesis of New Year’s dieters everywhere—the heart-shaped …

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How To Support A Ministry Without Spending A Dime

We all like to support ministries but the budget can be tight around the holidays. We totally understand! Single Matters could use your help to support the ministry for singles. And we have found a way for you to do it without spending a dime of your own money! Amazon has a program that gives Single Matters a percent of …

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God With Us

I love Christmas. I love everything about it! The hustle and bustle, the parties, the family, the food, the gifts, the celebration of our precious Savior King’s birth. I love candlelight services at church, spice-filled holiday beverages, seeing old friends, happy music at every turn …  I mean, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. I think what I love most, though, …

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Lessons From The Mistletoe

I entered the doorway of our company staff party, looking up at the mistletoe above the door. How could a simple little plant provoke a flirtation and an innocent-enough kiss? I paused for a moment, only to realize that there was no one on the other side of that door who, in my opinion, was “mistletoe-worthy.” There would be no …

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Overcoming Depression During The Holidays

Depression can occur at any time. Sometimes it is due to external circumstances, but sometimes it can be related to our health. With winter coming on—plus the holidays—this can be a time when many people experience symptoms of depression.   Symptoms of depression: A change in appetite or weight. Inability to sleep, disturbed or excessive  sleep. Restlessness or feeling “slowed …

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Pumpkin Spice Steamer

I always have a little sweet tooth during this time of year and a craving for rich pumpkin flavor. This Pumpkin Spice Steamer will keep you warm and smiling as the weather changes from fall to winter. Pumpkin Spice Steamer Servings: 1 1 cup organic milk (or organic soy milk, or organic coconut milk—all have the creaminess needed for this …

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Finding Joy In Christmas

The ever-wise Internet has plenty to say about withstanding the holidays as a single adult. Huffington Post bloggers recommend everything from “You don’t have to get a tree” to “believe in the magic of Christmas, and the wonder of you.” Google searches turn up gems about not having to pretend to like a significant other’s gift and being selfish. If …

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Great Gift Finds On Black Friday

Looking for that unique gift idea? Something no one else will give? Or a gift for the person that has everything? Single Matters has put together a small list of things you may like to buy for your loved ones this Christmas season. How did we find these links? They are friends of Single Matters or recommended to us by …

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