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At various times in my life I tried to use a prayer journal. I would either write out my prayers like letters to God or I would make bullet lists of people/ situations for which to pray. Neither of these methods worked for very long. I realized back in September that I needed a prayer journal that I could be creative with. One that wouldn’t look the same on every page. One that I could record what I was learning more »

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Singleness is hard, y’all. It’s definetly not for the faint of heart. I’ve got 20 years of experience being single (despite the fact that’s how old I am), and so I’d be the first to tell you that it has not been easy. I chose not to date until I was 18. I didn’t want to have to deal with a dating relationship amongst the other drama of high school. But more »

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Hey! My name is Kristen. I am 25 years old. I’m getting ready to go back to college to obtain a law degree, but for the mean time I am a medical secretary. I enjoy the simple things in life! Being with my family and my church are my favorite was to spend my free time. What’s your singleness story? My last serious relationship was about 4 years ago. My boyfriend at the time ended up being a totally different more »

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The following is a guest post by Naomi of www.127living.com My dream of adopting began long before I met my husband. I clearly remember the moment I realized adoption was in my future. I had just finished Louisa May Alcott’s book, Little Men. In it, the main character, Jo, runs a home for boys. The picture painted of an estate overrun with rambunctious boys in need of a momma to love them, pulled my heart. It was then I knew more »

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When I was eleven I attended a “6th grade retreat” which was put on by my small private school. There were four other sixth graders in my cabin, and we had two counselors who were both seniors in high school. On the very first night of the retreat, our counselors gave us cute composition books to use as a journal or notebook during our time at the retreat. Since that moment, journaling has become a very dear habit of mine, more »