The Last Day

image source Today is my last day as a single lady. Since I was probably 13 or 14, I’ve always thought about these days — today and tomorrow — and wondered what they’d be like.  What would it be like to realize it’s your last day as a single person?  What would it be like…

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How do I know he’s THE ONE?!

Lately I’ve come across quite a few of these “marriage advice” articles, many of them titled something like this: Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Get Married Ten Marriage Deal Breakers Thirty-Five Things You Absolutely Must Agree On The One Characteristic You Can’t Overlook in Marriage I’m sure some of these articles contain some decent…

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We’re all consumers here.

image source If working retail has taught me one thing, it has taught me that we are, without a doubt, hardcore consumers.  The most common phrases I hear, at both jobs: Give me Can I have Can I get I’m looking for I need I want Plus, of course, all the complaints, the “no I…

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Not My Enemy

image source My Bible reading this morning was in Ephesians 6 — you know, the passage on spiritual warfare and the armor of God.  I jotted down a few notes in my journal about boldness, standing firm, that kind of thing.  Then a note I had written in the margin of my Bible several years…

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Hold All Things Loosely

Abraham knew without a doubt that Isaac was from God — that God had given Isaac to him (Genesis 17).  Yet then God said, sacrifice him.  Give him up.  Let him go.  He was the promise child, the answer to their prayers, the gift of God.  And God said, let go of him.  Abraham’s response…

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The unadoptable have names.

Orphans have been heavy on my heart for the last couple of days.  Orphans and foster kids — especially the “unadoptable.” Yesterday I was talking with a couple of friends, one from Russia and one who does extensive mission work in Kenya, and we had a lengthy discussion about adoption.  Adoption is extremely difficult and…

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