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ARCHIPPUS – who the heck is he?

I am reading through the Bible with a plan the church is using. It is kind of fun knowing we are all reading the same thing. I’ve done this before with a group in Illinois, and it was delightful when we got together and discussed it. Lovely.

Today, in my reading I came across the name Archippus. I’ve seen the name before and I guess just skipped right over it. My reading today was in Colossians. Paul says very simply in Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” Simple and profound. Continue reading

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Focus on the Important Stuff

Truth. Right?

But what if you have too many “Important Stuffs”?

I am working on eating a plant-based diet. It takes focus. Maybe it shouldn’t take so much focus, but it is taking my focus!

And I am back in the children’s ministry game! Yay! I will be launching a new website shortly showcasing my best-selling product line — The Party Plans! So much excitement has surrounded these products, so much excitement surrounding getting them revamped and re-released.

AND I am attempting to get myself back to writing daily. Continue reading

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Nothing Just “Happens”

Well, I guess that isn’t true, so things do just “happen.” Like old age. It just happens, right. Of course you do have to exercise some semblance of sanity to make that happen. You know, like looking both ways before crossing the street, you know, stuff like that.

But other things … they don’t just  happen. It takes us.

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Our house doesn’t clean itself. Ever. Right? Our clothes do not  magically wash themselves. Our car doesn’t refill itself with  fuel. Our books do not get written by themselves. Our goals do not just surprisingly get met.

Nope.

It takes us. Continue reading

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My Biggest Accomplishment in 2015

You are probably expecting something momentous with that heading. Or mind-boggling. Or really spiritual. Or …

But …

Here it is …

I gave up all sweeteners in my tea and coffee!!! Yay me!!! Way to go, Pat! Continue reading

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Pondering Discipline

The Bible says:

Proverbs 13 18a

Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame! Oh my!

So, then, not wanting poverty or shame, what is the opposite of this warning? Whoever regards discipline comes to prosperity and respect? That sounds about right, yes?

Discipline in what? The answer is clear: everything. Continue reading

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