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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What I’ve been up to . . .

Chicken Fight

Hey guys! Sorry to have been so absent recently. I’ve been busy with my chickens . . . we have some bullying going on in the chicken house. Superman assures me it’s just the natural way of things, what with four roosters and seven hens and all, but I’m not buying it. So each day […]

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The Breaking Point


I come from a long line of excellent cooks. Gifted, southern women who know how to make flaky dinner rolls from scratch, who know how to make chocolate pie with up-to-there meringue, who can create heavenly kitchen scents which will bring even the manliest soldier to his knees. That is my heritage. I am the […]

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Mary kind of day . . .

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Forgive the writerly language. It’s just such an exquisite day, I couldn’t resist . . . Today is the kind of day I just want to praise You, God. It’s such a beautiful day. It’s the kind of day about which bestselling authors write bestselling descriptions, and transport readers to a place of hope, a […]

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