Monday, April 20, 2009

The Prescription

Last Friday, I had the privilege of talking to the Bible School Girls about being single and some of the things that God has taught me during this time in my life. I shared in French - always a challenge - so I'm glad for a teacher like Kathleen, willing to correct things at the last minute. But anyway, there was another woman there who was a former Bible School student who is now a pharmacist. She was amazing! I appreciated her honesty with the girls...very "franche" as they say in French. (frank) Plus, she had her own little pharmacist spin to it. At the end, she gave them all a little pill bottle with their name on it, as though they were receiving a prescription. It was filled with Jelly Bellies...but she included a little sheet just like you do with any prescription and here's what it said....

Order: 0235977: Blessed years of singleness

  • That you may benefit from this blessed time (1 Tim 6:6)
  • To allow you more time to serve the Lord (1 Cor 7:34)
  • Because God loves you and knows what's best for you (Rom 8:28, Jer 29:11, 1 Thess 5:18)
  • Take with a smile (Phil 4:4, 1 Thess 5:16), one day at a time, one year after the other, for God's glory
  • Take at the same time each day
  • If this medication upsets your stomach, take it with a quiet time with the Lord in the morning
  • Important!! Do not awaken love until it pleases (Song of Solomon 2:7 and 3:5)
  • Seek the company of people who call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Tim 2:22, 1 Tim 6:11)
  • Avoid idealizing marriage (major interaction with this medication!!)
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible
  • If it is almost time for a the next dose, you can take both doses, this medication is not dangerous when a double dose is taken
  • Most people experience few or no side effects with this medication, but the following effects have been reported: nostalgia, anxiety (if so, read Ps 94:19, Jer 29:11), eagerness to date or get married (if so, read 1 Cor 7:8)
  • You may also feel blue as you see all your friends get married
  • If you feel that your soul is cast down then read these verses(Ps 42:5, 42:11, 43:5)
  • Do not let your thoughts wander (Phil 4:8)
  • Inform your doctor (God!!) if you think that you have been taking this medication long enough (or for too long!)

The great Pharmacist, in Heaven...always open, always available
tel: Just pray
Wow! Great advice and creative to boot...I walked away from the time, thankful for all the things that God has taught me and continues to teach me during this time in my life!


  1. Great Advice. I remember those single years very well. Waiting till I was 32 was very hard. I swallowed some very hard pills over the years. Wish I would have had her perscription.

  2. Great Beth!
    I have nominated your blog for the Sisterhood Award!
    I was nominated, and the first person I thought of was YOU!
    Here is all you have to do:
    1. Put the sisterhood award logo on your blog or post (found on my blog, just copy it and save it to your computer first)
    2. Nominate at least 5 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
    3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
    4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

    You can read what I wrote about you on my latest blog entry!

    Love ya honey!

  3. Hehe! That is so cute :) and encouraging. What a clever idea!


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