Category Archives: Personal Growth

Party of One: People-Pleasing

SCRIPTURE VERSE:  Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. ~ Gal … Continue reading

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Party of One Highly Recommends These Organizations

The Party of One, A Fellowship for Those Tired of Dining Alone, recommends these four additional resources which meet some of the varied needs of its members. A Widow’s Might: This select group of bloggers and guest bloggers have all been widowed. Sharing their hearts … Continue reading

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Party of One: “They Were All Encouraged and Ate Some Food . . .”

SCRIPTURE VERSE: “After he said this, he took some bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat.  They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.” ~ Acts 27:35-36 (NIV) … Continue reading

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Party of One: Close to the Brokenhearted

Scripture Verse: “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~ Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV) Quote: “After brokenness, … Continue reading

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Party of One: I Talk Too Much

I talk too much. If there is a verbal void at the Party of One fellowship table, I have to fill it. I fear I will get sucked into “infinity and beyond” if I let peace and quiet reign. I … Continue reading

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Party of One: Discussing Meaty Issues

During our last Party of One fellowship meal at Bertucci’s, I planned to introduce a serious discussion topic: “Our Passion and Purpose.” Finally, I thought, we’ve bonded enough to discuss meaty issues. What a momentous occasion this would be! The … Continue reading

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Party of One: Tipping the Scales in Jesus’ Favor

A few days ago, I was speaking to a Christian woman about our Party of One Fellowship and how we wanted to be a good witness, not only to our members, but in our communities. She had spent some time … Continue reading

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Party of One: Gathering in the Aftermath of a Storm

After an October snow storm which caused power and cable outages in multiples counties and states, we decided to move forward with our first Party of One communal meal scheduled for Friday, November 4th.  As with any planned event (even … Continue reading

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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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