Monthly Archives: September 2011

Party of One: On the Subject of Dating

Married early and widowed at 50, my limited dating experience did not prepare me for realism. It’s odd how some days my healthy self-worth was in the lead, so much so that I was totally unaware when men were not interested in me. Here are … Continue reading

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Party of One: Pay Attention to Warning Signs

I admit my dating life in the eight years I was widowed was limited. I credit this fact to my ability to recognize early on the warning signs that things were not working out.  Here are just a few of those ways: … Continue reading

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Party of One: I Had It All Figured Out

I never thought I’d be widowed, well at least not so soon. Seriously, I thought my husband would be healed of his cancer. My belief was based on Exodus 20:12: “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may … Continue reading

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Party of One: Sliding into Self-Centeredness

I had never lived alone in my entire life before my husband died.  Therefore, it surprised me to discover how easily my life slid into self-centeredness once I had no one else to consider. My to-do list reflected this shift: Do … Continue reading

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Party of One: We Have Opportunity

Single people have so much opportunity to be creative, helpful, productive, focused, generous and useful. What famous person do you know that was single and accomplished a lot? Let me see. Just to name one:  Jesus. You didn’t hear him … Continue reading

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Party of One: Things to Do Alone, But With Others

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you … Continue reading

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Party of One: A Step Forward

After I was widowed, I was reminded often by friends, family and experts that people shouldn’t make any major decisions for at least a year after their spouse dies. So I waited. Oddly, as soon as I hit that first anniversary mark, I thought it meant I had … Continue reading

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