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I Can't Sit Still

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so excited about something new that I want to do ALL THE THINGS and do them RIGHT NOW! But I'm also in a season where I realize that slowing down and taking a breather is a good thing. It's Spring and the sun is shining here in Southern California...I need to remind myself to soak it in and experience renewal rather than just relish in the rush of daily life.

Our lunch was winding down when the waiter came by to ask if we’d like another glass of wine. I was about to say no and ask for the bill, when my friend said, yes, absolutely.

I got excited thinking we were buckling in for an afternoon of fun.

But then I noticed how fidgety she had become.

She looked uncomfortable.

I quickly scanned the files in my brain for some kind of wrong I had done her. I could tell I was about to be confronted and it would be awkward because I had no recollection of any hurts I had inflicted.

Tears filled her eyes.

My heart sunk.

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I was recently asked to join the contributor team at A Deeper Family. I was hugely honored and totally flabbergasted. And then I was filled with trepidation…I’ve complained long and hard that there isn’t enough on the blogosphere dedicated to the single life. And now it’s time to put up or shut up. 

Please join me at A Deeper Family…even if you’re not single. I’m guessing that you know and love someone who is and I hope my words give you a little better understanding of where we single folk are coming from.


  1. It takes a heart that is humble to say and hear words from the Lord. How wonderful to have a woman in your life that loves you and the Lord so much. I had a similar experience and at first I didn’t handle it well, but the Holy Spirit was working and prompting and I was able to see the truth and grow from it.
    JJ, I didn’t get married (for the first time) until LATE! I can assure you that no matter “station of life” you are loved and being used beautifully to show people Jesus.

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