For I Know the Plans I Have For You

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) Jeremiah 29:11 is my favorite Bible verse. I have it on a wall plaque in my apartmen, and a good friend designed a laminated bookmark that holds prominent display on my bookcase. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the...

Journey to NOLA

In this entry for Molly Jo’s Journals, she takes us on the Journey to NOLA. “New Orleans was no longer just a place. She was a living thing.”
~NOLA, Molly Jo Realy

Forrest Gump’s Mama Got it Wrong

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) We all know that great quote from Forrest Gump. And no disrespect to Mama Gump, but I think she got it wrong. I’m on a Tom Hanks kick lately. Anyone else? Ever? My friend Lynn's fave movie is You've Got Mail. I recently introduced...

Eight Reasons Tuesdays are the Best

If I could go back in history, I’m betting I could prove the best things were created on Tuesdays: sweet tea, the first cat, pizza, the brainstorm of some amazing TV shows (West Wing, Friends)… But since I can’t prove it, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

I Have Sinned Against My Readers

By Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) "So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your...

The Legend of the Leather Jacket

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) They say (and by “they,” I mean the “experts” we have not met in person, or TBH have any idea if they actually exist), “Write what you know.” Fiction is only good fiction if it includes relatable characters and scenarios, amiright? So...

Small Favors

“Small favors” is another way of making lemonade out of lemons. It’s also one of the first lines spoken by Mrs. McCready in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, when she greets the children who carry almost nothing with them. For me, it’s an expression of finding joy in the little things, like community.
When we accept small favors from others, we encourage them to keep giving. And often entertain angels unaware.

The Essence of Journaling

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) Let’s discuss the essence of journaling, shall we? Raise your hand if you ever had a journal. Oh, yeah. I’ve got all my fingers in a high wiggle. Now. Keep ‘em up if you’ve actually used them. [And if you haven’t, keep reading....

Breaking In Comfort

I had to clean up after a wild four-day party. Y’all were invited, didn’t you get the memo? And many of you showed up. And brought some uninvited guests with ya. Well, what the heck. The more the merrier, right? Except … This was really a party of one.

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