Bricked In

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After nearly % decades on this earth, I’ve finally found my calling in life. I’m going to be a brick mason.         Last week, Superman and I put in a new patio. I did it alone, really. But Superman wanted to help so much that I found a few minor jobs he could do, just […]

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Old Friends


Philippians 1:7 – 8 “It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart, for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you […]

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Bonnie and Clyde


Superman and I nearly went to the pokey this week. It all started innocently enough. We decided several months ago to spend our vacation in the beautiful New Mexico mountains. Friends of ours just happen to own some vacation rental property in Ruidoso, and we spent a couple of days hiking and sightseeing in Cloudcroft. […]

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Master Builder: God’s blueprint from Philippians


Philippians 1:6 “. . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” I get really impatient with God sometimes, just wanting Him to go ahead and do whatever it is He plans to do in my life. […]

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Teamwork: Lessons from Philippians


Philippians 1:4 – 5 “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” The people in the Philippian church were valuable partners in Paul’s ministry. They loved him, supported […]

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Paychecks and Pizza Parties: Finding Good in the Bad

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Philippians 1:3 “I thank my God every time I remember you.” What a great example Paul set for us! Talk about finding good in the bad. He was in prison. Things couldn’t get much worse. There wasn’t much Paul could give thanks for in his current circumstance. So he looked inside and pulled out good […]

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Love, Joy, and Attaboy: Lessons from Philippians


Philippians is one of my favorite books of the Bible. Probably because it’s so happy and smiley and uplifting, and sometimes my inner Eeyore just needs that kind of encouragement. So for the next few weeks, I’m going to delve into that book. Feel free to join me. Comment. Point out things I missed. Please! […]

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Cleopatra was ugly . . .

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The Spice Girl

Good morning! (Or afternoon, or evening, depending on when you’re reading this.) A friend of mine, Kathy Carlton Willis, suggested I start a YouTube channel. Now, I’m not sure I have anything to offer on a YouTube channel. I’m not particularly good-looking or smart. I can’t show you how to create gourmet meals from three […]

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Working Out


I don’t like to exercise. I don’t like anything about it. Believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve tried walking. I’ve tried jogging. I’ve tried Zumba and tennis and swimming and weightlifting. I’ve tried it with friends and alone, with the cute workout clothes and without (without cute clothes . . . uh . . . not […]

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