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 a smorgasbord!

You know I’m from the South where food is – well, what can I say? Food is important, I mean really important. Now imagine this – a plump pot roast slathered in brown gravy flavored by a baseball-size Vidalia onion; fork tender potatoes and carrots; fresh snap beans turned olive green from two-hour’s cooking in…


Troubled or Tranquil? That is the question!

Are you as dumbfounded as I am at some of the recent commercials on television? (I won’t even go near the political debates.) And the commercials are so clever that sometimes I’m not even sure what they’re advertising! I tend to prefer the more direct approach like that of the a toilet paper commercial –…


Do You See What I See?

Before you ask, “Yes, I know it’s no longer the Christmas season, and I’m not still humming Christmas melodies.” I simply thought it was a catchy title for my musings this morning. Back in the fall, the weathermen warned us that because of El Nino, this winter would be unseasonably wet and cold. So far,…



Bill and I really enjoy eating breakfast out, and when we lived in the city, we frequented the Magnolia Pancake House. I think it was just dandy of them to locate this little den of delicious sin right behind the gym where we worked out. The Belgian waffles and blueberry syrup seemed to pile on…



Advent is about waiting, and waiting comes with so much anticipation. But Christmas is that time when God rewards our waiting and our anticipation with THE VERY BEST GIFT—HIMSELF! He is always more than we could have anticipated. We have only to look at Christmas cards and nativity scenes to know that somewhere along the…


The Sacred and Profane

Christmas is here again, and I’m so enjoying it. Getting out my time-worn, favorite decorations, setting the table with Christmas dishes, and the greenery on the mantle all have great appeal to me. And besides all that, when else do men wear socks that make me giggle or women wear red sweaters that jingle when…