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Janet Beagle

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Fighting the Battle (or not)

I was listening to a song the other day on the radio: I’m fighting a battle You’ve already won. The song is a rallying cry to overcome whatever comes our way. Take courage! God has granted you the victory! We need only to persevere (the song seems to say) to the battle’s end. But in…

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Keys to Happiness

A note before I begin: I’ve been chewing on elements of this blog post for a couple years, and the specifics have been developing over the last several weeks. Coincidentally (providentially?) I learned only after I sat down to write that Inside Out 2 is being released into theaters this week. During all the days…

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It’s Here! New Website Design

With thanks to the design team at Journey Websites who helped bring my vision to the screen – the new Mustard Patch is here! Check out the new look at www.mustardpatch.org.   I’m excited to see where The Mustard Patch grows from here. Thanks for coming on this journey with me! Behold I am doing…

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About Janet and The Mustard Patch

Janet Beagle, PhD is the founder of The Mustard Patch. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The Word in Season, The Secret Place, and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse and Clubhouse, Jr., among others. She divides her time between the Midwest and New England, and if she’s not writing, she’s probably out hiking with her 2-and 4-footed friends.