WWT: A Little Goes a Long Way

Proverbs 3:21 "My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion"


Don’t Overdose – {a post for your girl}

“My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion.” Proverbs 3:21 

I’m a big fan of hot sauce! When I moved to Texas after high school, I worked in our school’s dining room. Hot sauce was served with everything from eggs at breakfast to tacos at dinner; a meal just wasn’t complete without it! The more I used hot sauce, the more I wanted to use it. Just a little at first, each time I would increase my “dose.” Until the day . . .

Greg and I were newlyweds and I wanted so badly to impress him! Taco pie was going to be the meal to convince him that I was a great cook! Thinking if a little was good, a lot would be great, I doubled the hot sauce measurement. Bad, bad idea! The pie was so hot, we had to throw it out!

In a dating relationship, just like me and my sauce, the more we are around our crush, the more we can lose sight of what is best. Too often I see a girl want to spend tons of time with her new guy; she just loves the way she feels when she’s with him. So if a little time feels great, more will just be wonderful, right? But as they increase the time they are spending together, they are losing their appetite for their friends. And when the day comes (as it often will) when their crush is no more, they may find their friends are also gone. Others have moved on, grown, and developed new groups with new people, while the girl who spent all her time on her guy is now left alone.

When it comes to spending time with your guy, a little goes a long way! Stay wisdom and hold a bit of yourself and your time back to not only keep the relationship fresh, but to also allow balance in your life with your other relationships as well.


Jesus, it’s hard to hold a little bit back! The rush of a crush feels so much more exciting than friends I have known forever. Help me to remember that I need balance in my life. Amen.


Check your schedule. Do you have too much time blocked out for your guy, and no room for anyone else? Make some other appointments. Start with time with Jesus.

The winner of the Reaching Your Fullest Potential Gift Pack from Monday’s post is Robin who posted  2015/11/02 at 6:22 am. Robin, email me your full name and address and I’ll get your gifts right out to you!




  1. Love this, Lynn! As a native Texas girl, hot sauce is definitely one of my staples. Love the lesson in this and can’t wait to share it with my sweet girl, and all of my sweet students in ministry. May we ALL remember to spend more time with Jesus!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thank you so much, Crystal! Thank you for ALL you are doing to invest in others! You are making a difference!

  2. Great, relatable post! Congrats to Robin on being the winner!

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