Phyllis' Blog

Moments and experiences come and go so quickly, and often we fail to see them for their value in our lives. We don’t take time to ponder them and take a second look at them. I believe to find the wonder in the world, we should be taking a second look at simple things. That’s what I like to blog about – those plain, every-day, nondescript moments that can delight us if we but look.

What Makes You Raise Your Eyebrows?

Forgive me for what might be perceived as nonsense, but I had to tell somebody. A few days ago, I posted a question on Facebook asking my friends to explain this new eyebrow thing to me. I mentioned that up until recently, eyebrows gently framed the eyes, and now, they seem to enter the room…

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SOME THINGS THAT DON’T NEED MESSIN’ WITH

Seems Christmas is the season for listing making – the list for Santa, shopping lists, to-do lists, grocery lists, and Christmas card lists. I am a list-maker from way back, and do I have a list! At the risk of being accused of stepping onto my soapbox, I have made a list of a few…

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The Unexpected Making of New Friend

I’d really like to give you a bit of the inside picture into the writer’s life. Writers have challenges and creative opportunities along the way in writing the story and in the process of getting a book into the hands of a reader. After the manuscript is completed and off to the publisher, then the…

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Once in a while, when the notion moves me, I will re-post a blog. This is such a day and was inspired by the morning’s sky and a recent conversation with Dr. Gretchen Berggren. Keep reading, and you’ll learn about her. Since moving to the Texas Hill Country, only two things keep me from seeing…

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Whose Load Are You Carrying?

News of the past few days—Hurricane Florence’s wrath bringing high winds and floodwaters to the East Coast, and then the pictures of those weary folks whose lives have been altered by circumstances beyond their control—it all reminded me of a memorable scene from one of my mission trips to Guatemala. One morning after our mission…

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Color and Ingredients — Infinite Possibilities

Being married to an artist makes life . . . what shall I say? . . . Colorful. Splashes of paint are frequently found in places other than his canvas – places like the floor, door frames where the artist walked through with orange paint on his brush, and even the refrigerator door handle. I’m…

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