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April 26, 2014 by


A comment on this week’s post about the importance of patience as we learn to be content with what we have – really struck a chord with me. I used to be possibly one of the most impatient people on the planet at times. My time frame was in seconds, minutes and hours. That is […]

Prayer Day – Materialism

April 24, 2014 by

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Definition of materialism (Google) –   a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.       Lord, You desire our obedience in every area of our lives. And You are MOST WORTHY of our obedience in everything. Please give us hearts that long for Your presence, and […]

He looks identical to Christ – by Kayla

March 25, 2014 by

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Please check out this post my friend, Kayla, wrote about her experience this past weekend. THIS is the place where we must start with Jesus. This broken, humble place where we truly see just what wretched sinners we are and we begin to appreciate the magnitude of what Jesus has done for us. Please focus […]

“God, Don’t Waste My Time…”

March 1, 2014 by


I see this so much. We profess Christ. We pray constantly for what we want – a boyfriend, a husband, a family. We pray and pray and pray and we don’t see things changing. We get really frustrated. We may even start to get bitter and angry towards God. If we are not extremely careful, […]

The Artificial Romance Issue – From the Archives

February 9, 2014 by


Gentlemen, (For those who didn’t see my post yesterday to my brothers in Christ) I am going to change things a bit. I plan to have a number of “Ladies Only” posts – actually, probably the majority of my posts will be this way from this point on. I want the women to have a […]

Being Needy and Clingy Repels Men (and Everyone Else, Too!)

December 26, 2013 by


If you have ever been in any kind of relationship with someone who is needy and clingy all the time – you know that it can feel like imprisonment.  Even if it is just a coworker or a classmate at school.  There is something about neediness/clinginess that just sucks all of the emotional life out […]

Contentment During the Christmas Season

December 23, 2013 by


Loneliness has got to be one of the most frustrating and painful aspects of singleness. This time of year can seem to exacerbate loneliness and maybe even tempt many of you into depression.  (Depression this time of year is an issue for many people, actually.)  For singles, it’s easy to feel like “everyone else” has […]

An Exercise in Gratitude

November 27, 2013 by


Greg and April – celebrating Greg’s birthday last week Whatever we “feed” will grow. If I focus on the bad in my husband – I will have no problem finding bad things to meditate on. If I focus on the good in my husband – I can find those things, too. My mind is incredibly […]

A Sink Full of Dishes

July 16, 2013 by


Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  Ephesians 4:29 THE DISHES IN THE SINK Unfortunately, I have a story to share about how I did NOT use words to bless and […]

Where is My Treasure?

July 15, 2013 by


Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”  Hebrews 13:5 (FYI – You may remember that my hours as a pharmacist were suddenly cut from 12 hours/week to 3 hours/week in April.  This […]