Wednesday, August 24, 2011


"What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call."---Liz Carpenter

My (primary) love language is Words of Affirmation (you can check out yours here). Also, I *love* stationery (you can find a cute custom stationery site here). And, as of this year especially, I've been getting back into letter writing. *Hand letter (and mailing) writing* (you can use your own photos for stamps here). Aside from it being thoughtful and yes, as the author of the lead quote said, "a lost art", it wasn't too long ago that I read that it's also becoming quite necessary. *Legally necessary*. Sadly, we are so used to using keystrokes rather our handwriting our signatures that more and more people are getting away with hacking into people's email accounts and committing crimes under an innocent victim's email addy. SMH.

Anyway, I'm bringing all of this up because I thought it was fitting that one of the "On Fire" gals (thanks Lauren!) would hip me to a cool site...that solicits letters from single people to (get this) THEIR FUTURE SPOUSE. The site is "" and you can find it here:

Most of us know that Proverbs 18:21(NKJV) tells us that, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." That said, I can't help but to wonder how many people are *bitter* about their current situation when it comes to where they are in their marital preparation and a lot of it is because of the *doubtful words* that they use. To others, to themselves, to God...doesn't matter. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, regardless. Even when it comes to our requests (or fears-2 Timothy 1:7), there are times when our tongues must be tamed (James 3:1).

And so, to keep your head above the "When will I *ever* get married?" worried waters, I recommend that you *make the time to submit your own posting to the site*. If there was anything (preferably positive...oh, and *realistic*-Ecclesiastes 7:18-Message) that you want to say to your future marital covenant companion, what would it be? SPEAK *LIFE* TO YOUR SITUATION. *Even now*.

A wise man once said, "The Internet is not written in pencil, but in ink." You never know where putting those words into the atmosphere will lead you...or how it will bring him...just that much closer!