How the Five Senses Will Change the Way You Spend Time With God.

In the hustle and bustle of my morning routine, or lack thereof, purposeful time spent with God shoves its way toward the bottom of my list of to-do’s. As the night sky greets me, the stars remind me that I’ve spent my entire day without connecting with God. Why is that? How do I “make…

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When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned.

As soon as the teacher turned toward the dry erase board, a crinkled scrap piece of paper made its way to my desk. I glanced around the classroom to see where the toss came from. Hunched over, half covering her mouth, Corie eagerly whispered, “It’s from Mitchell.” I slowly unraveled the note and carefully read…

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Kelsey’s Story: The Gift Unasked for

A loud message from pop culture shouts to the world and says, “Christmas is only ‘Merry’ if you have someone special to meet under the mistletoe, sipping hot cocoa by the fire gazing into each other’s eyes.” The holiday centered around Christ, the only man who can bring us perfect love and fulfillment, has been…

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When You Feel Unloveable

Back home in ATL, I am surrounded by 30+ post-grad singles within my church community alone. But out here in Fort Collins, CO, I’m more aware of my relationship status than I’ve ever been in my 26 years of singleness. How do I make the most of being surrounded by a Christian culture where there…

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Paige’s Story: It’s okay to not be okay.

I 100% believed I’d be getting married immediately out of college, and I couldn’t be more grateful that didn’t happen. I didn’t know “single twenty-somethings” was a people group before I arrived in the midst of them, and the last two years of my life have been my favorites. God has allowed me to dodge…

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Meg’s Story: Creating Space for Both a Career and a Companion

Completely content in where God has me, I reflect on the people He has put in my life as well as the direction He has given me in my career. But then there’s that bomb. BOOM. The explosion in the sky that comes out of nowhere. I try to trust God, keeping my hands open with my…

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Karly’s Story: Single, yet in a relationship

By Karly Petrella I sit and consider a list of wants (and still want) that the Lord has not given me. There are hundreds, countless tears. My hand aches from writing out angry, bitter prayers to the Lord in the honesty of my heart. I often think I know best. My heart has been broken from a lack of…

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Why Rush Into a Relationship?

Dancing his way through Atlanta last night, Jack Frost twirled with the trees and coated every branch with tiny droplets of ice. The branches drooped lower and lower in attempts to high-five the ground, much like Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree. It’s the pocket-sized, ice sickle details in life that make the outfit complete. But often times, those details…

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6 Motivational Marriage Quotes for Singles

Confidence mixed with caution, I held my bouquet like it was my job. Shoulders back, chin lifted and core tight, my Carolina blue dress rhythmically swayed to the dancing breeze of the music. Hidden behind my confident stride was a cautious fear of rolling my ankle. Well aware that wedges and nature do not mix, I shifted…

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Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love Jesus

By: Charlie* It’s a steady stinging sensation that I have felt 50 times before, but this time it’s more. It’s more painful. It’s lasting longer, darker; and somehow filled with more hope than the other times. There had been talk of a ring. Like, THE ring. We were going to have this perfect life together.…

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What does it look like to make the most of your season of singleness?

Arms stretched across the chair, I practiced my James Bond-ish move as an excuse to secretly glance over to the guy on my right. I took another sip of my coffee and looked ever so slightly to my left. Turns out, the only people sitting at the coffee bar besides me were all married men, rocking their wedding bands…

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How the 5 Emotions from Disney Pixar’s”Inside Out” Relates to Our Sins

We desire to be desired. We want to be wanted. We long to be longed. …especially as a single girl. And when we choose not to believe God fulfills all of those things, we take matters into our own hands. I am guilty Ashamed of what I’ve done, what I’ve become These hands are dirty I dare…

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Expectation v. Reality

Legs too short to tap my toes on the carpet, my feet rhythmically swayed mid-air to the beat of the music. Not only did I need a melody of escape, but a place to take captive my thoughts. As I sat on the big comfy couch at Chattahoochee Coffee Company, my thoughts became distracted as soon as these two tall twenty-somethings sat next…

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Karly’s Story: Relying on the Holy Spirit in Her Singleness

By Kary Petrella Hey, I’m Karly. Lover of Jesus Extreme extrovert Obnoxious laughter Single since ’91 That last description is a label I’ve never been proud of, nor a label I’ve been comfortable in sharing with others. As a result, I turned my years of singleness into a joke so that people wouldn’t know, that in reality, my singleness was no…

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5 Truths About (Emotional) Dating

“1, 2… 1, 2, 3, 4!” Waking up to Raspberry Beret,  I extended my hand over to my flip phone jamming out on my desk and turned off its alarm before Prince had the chance to tell me he was working part-time in a five-and-dime. My eyes, halfway open, suddenly lit up as I noticed a text…

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Why Dictionary’s Definition of ‘Single’ Does Not Define Our Worth.

Single: (adjective) only one in number; one only; unique; sole of, relating to, or suitable for one person only solitary or sole; lone unmarried or not in a romantic relationship pertaining to the unmarried state of or noting a parent who brings up a child or children alone, without a partner. of one against one, as…

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3 Lessons I Learned From My Middle School Mistakes

Before the days of Facebook stalking, Tweeting, Snapchatting, double-tapping, and proudly displaying a Top 8 on Myspace, us 90s kids had either MSN Messenger or AIM (AOL Instant Messenger). Signing on to AIM, my heart skipped a beat when I saw my crush’s familiar ScreenName at the top of my “Buddy List.” To message him or to not message him? That…

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