Frankly, On Faith: A Time for Everything

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Isn’t it great–I mean, soul-soothing, flower-smelling, song-singing greatto know that God has so much planned for your life? We start life with our own designs, our blueprints, if you will, and He comes along as the professional and lets us know what will work and what won’t.

And here’s the thing. He’s right. Because He can see the whole neighborhood we’re trying to get into. He knows the structure, the elements, how close it is to the convenience store, and which stores we shouldn’t be close to.

Yeah. That’s our designer, God.

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Frankly, On Faith: Faith is Not Magical

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Magical Thinking. It’s creating the dots that connect “A” to “B”. If I wake up at 5:38 exactly, it’s a sign I should buy a lottery ticket. Or Because I drank two cups of coffee, the tree sprouted new growth.

Magical Thinking, based on superstitions, is faith gone awry.

Faith believes things will happen due to God’s sovereignty,
not because of our own actions.

Magical Thinking removes God from the equation. Miracle Thinking (Faith) understands that we don’t understand, but still we know it’s going to be okay. Magical Thinking says we will force the … read the rest. . .

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Encourage One Another

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I don’t have answers. I have a lot of questions. A lot of questions. But no answers.

People are hurting, dying, dead. People are struggling, confused, angry, mourning.

And I don’t have any answers.

But I do have love. Compassion. Care.

So I just wanted to say, I’m here in whatever capacity I can be here for you.

It’s not much. But it’s what I have.

And if we each reach out in love, if we link elbows in strength, we can overcome.


At least, I’d like to think so.

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Frankly, On Faith: Be Where You Are

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I’m gonna keep this short.

You’re here for a purpose.

Not only that, but you’re where you are for a purpose.

Will you stay there? Probably not, and that’s okay. Because life is always full of movement. Just like a body in motion tends to stay in motion.

But know this: If you’re breathing, there’s a reason.

You have a purpose.

You’re not meant to be an ostrich, or a closet shelf, or a candle hidden under a basket. Those things are buried, empty, fruitless.

You have a purpose. Even if you don’t know it … read the rest. . .

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Five Things Friday: Frankly Faith, Family, Food, and Fun

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

So, I know the blog’s been a little eclectic lately. A bit of this, a touch of that. A few guest posts. But that’s just like life, isn’t it? I mean, are all your shirts blue? Do you only ever eat eggs for breakfast? Do you never hang out with different people?

I think not.

And that’s why this blog is a li’l bit of everything me and you.

Today’s Five Things Friday is the essential foundation of Frankly, My Dear . . . These five tenets are what FMD is built on. And … read the rest. . .

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