Random Notes

The Girl on the Other Side of the Bathroom

That’s how we knew each other, my suitemates and I. Last week was my second trip to my favorite writer’s conference. (Okay, so it’s the only writer’s conference I’ve ever attended, but still.) We stayed in a residence hall with shared bathrooms between each pair of rooms; I wouldn’t trade those accommodations for anything. Walking through…

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The Mustard Patch is on Twitter!

Join me @MiniMustard! This new outlet is a source for mini-devotionals – 140 characters or less! – along with news and updates from The Mustard Patch.  If you tweet, please follow my feed @MiniMustard.  If you have friends who tweet, please spread the word! If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still…

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Three Things My Friends Know About Me

If you read these blogs, you know a little about the things I think about, but you probably don’t know a whole lot about ME.  So here’s a post that breaks with my usual content to give you some insider insights.  If you were to ask my friends about some of the quirky things I…

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MBI Founder’s Week

There are some powerful music and messages coming out of Moody Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week.  If you’re interested, you can listen online or find a broadcasting station at www.foundersweek.com.  Sessions will continue through Friday.  The theme verse is I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus…

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Upcoming Event: Is Faith in God Reasonable?

The Great Debate: Is Faith in God Reasonable? Friday, February 1, 2013 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time Online OR Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) FREE! Next Friday, Purdue University is hosting The Great Debate: Is Faith in God Reasonable? This debate will feature Dr. William Lane Craig vs. Dr. Alex Rosenberg. Best of all…

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More Blogs are Coming!

Hi everyone!  I hope you have been enjoying the last few blog-free weeks.  I am gearing up for another whole year of blogs, but in the meantime, I wanted to share this verse I was reading the other night.  It occurred during the Exodus from Egypt to the Holy Land.  Then Moses said to [God], “If…

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There are some who say that it is so much work getting ready for a vacation that it is not even worth trying to take one.  As I’m racing through this week, I cannot help but think they have a point.  But it’s not going to stop me.  This week I am clinging to Exodus…

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Question of the Day

Does something need to be logical to be true? I suspect the answer is no.  But what, then, is the purpose of logic?

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Welcome, Friends!

Here’s a quick snippet about how this blog started.  I began writing monthly articles for my church newsletter in December 2009.  (Wow, time flies.)  The archive of these articles appears below this post.  Even though they all say they were posted in March 2012, they were actually written over a two year period.  This is…

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Meet Janet!

Janet Beagle, PhD is the founder of The Mustard Patch. 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.