Momma and Chickens and a Clean Closet

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Momma says, "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched."

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Momma says, “Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.”

I packed up almost thirty pieces of clothing to give away today. Thirty, y’all. I thought my closet would look sparse. Hungry, even. But, nope. There it is, all neat and pretty. Straightened. Dust free. And dare I say, organized.

Oh, and the shoes. That’s right. This Girl tossed out four pairs of shoes.

And I’d do it again.

My Momma always says, “Less is more.”

Now, I’m not always a fan of most of my Momma’s mantras. … read the rest. . .

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Can You Identify a Counterfeit?

by Beckie Lindsey @BeckieLindsey_

Beckie Lindsey: Can You Identify a Counterfeit?

Beckie Lindsey: Can You Identify a Counterfeit?

One of the hottest topics in our culture today is fake news. Obviously, not all news is fake. At the same time, not everything we hear and read is true. It goes without saying the importance of knowing the difference between what is authentic and what is counterfeit.

The United States Secret Service advises the best way to guard against the threat of accepting counterfeit currency, is to become more familiar with authentic currency.

The same concept can be applied to our walk with God.

The Bible states … read the rest. . .

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Edie Melson: How to Craft a Perfect Facebook Post Using Headline Techniques

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

(republished with permission. And be sure to check out my post today on Edie’s blog, The Write Conversation. ~Molly Jo)

Edie Melson: How to Craft a Perfect Facebook Post Using Headline Techniques

Edie Melson: How to Craft a Perfect Facebook Post Using Headline Techniques

With a compelling headline, a browser becomes a reader. In the same way, a compelling Facebook post gives the web surfer the impetus to visit your blog or buy your book. But what makes a great headline?

Frankly, My Dear . . . : What makes a great headline?

Frankly, My Dear . . . : What makes a great headline?

The best posts contain your entire message in one memorable bite…without spoiling the … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: When it’s Time to Leave

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

Are you an emotional pack rat? Do you hold onto the past in hopes of rescuing those broken bits and pieces to make them whole? Do you stay in the game longer than you should?

When Jesus called His disciples, He told them to drop everything. They couldn’t move forward without letting go of what hindered them, and in the perspective of heaven versus earth, what hinders is, well, nearly everything.

It’s hard, right? Even now, as Christians, we want to make the best of things. It’s hard to see something crumble … read the rest. . .

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What Makes a Good Book?

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Blank Pages are the World's Canvas

Blank Pages are the World’s Canvas

Do you enjoy the written word in all its forms? Do you get distracted with closed captioning on your TV? What can I say: Join. The. Club.

As y’all have probably noticed, part of the blog redoux is book reviews. I’m trying to read one book each week. It’s a challenge, but so far, so good. At least for the past month. [It doesn’t hurt that the books I’ve read and reviewed are shorter than an average length novel. But hey, a girl’s gotta start somewhere.]

I know what … read the rest. . .

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