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Jackie M. Johnson

March 04, 2015

6 Really Good Reasons to Have Hope

Snow. Ice. Delays. Bitter cold. In many parts of the country, it seems like this has been a never-ending winter. Maybe, like me, you need a new infusion of hope that spring will come again ...

February 12, 2015

Cupid is a Procrastinator: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life

I've never met Kate Hurley, but if I did I'd like to think we'd become fast friends. We seem to have a lot in common. We both like dark chocolate. We both quote Henri Nouwen.

January 26, 2015

After a Breakup: Top 10 Things to Heal a Broken Heart

If you—or someone you know—are going through a painful breakup, there is hope. God heals broken hearts.

January 14, 2015

Dating Right-Side-Up in an Upside-Down World

As we make choices about our dating life and marriage, we can choose to listen to the world or to the Lord. Each path has vastly different outcomes.

January 06, 2015

Beating the Mid-Winter Blues

It’s January. Christmas is over. New Year’s Eve has passed. And the holiday shopping, wrapping, eating, visiting, and celebrating has come to an end. You’re tired, or sad, or feel

December 16, 2014

Surviving the Holidays: A Time to Endure or to Enjoy?

Is there a way to enjoy the holidays, not just endure them?

December 09, 2014

The Best Gift Ever: What Christmas Means to Me

What do you think of when you hear the word “Christmas”? In 21st century America, most of us envision decorating brightly lit pine trees, munching on candy canes and Christmas cookies, c

November 24, 2014

Overcoming Loneliness

Many singles feel the sting of loneliness during the season between Thanksgiving and New Year's. When I'm feeling lonely, here are some things I try to remember...