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5 Powerful Ways You Can Stop Complaining and Start Living

by Joe Phillips

Have you ever said, “Well I’m just tempted to…”? Is there ever anything good that comes at the end of that sentence? “I’m tempted to give my supervisor a piece of my mind.” “…to call in sick and head to the deer stand.” “…to finish off that ice cream.” “…to not say a word and […]

I Missed You, Joe

by Joe Phillips

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. – Isaiah 11:6 (mev) “Are you the son?” Each nurse and medical professional asked me that question when they […]

Siri and Spirit

by Joe Phillips

I’ve had it for a long time. Didn’t want to use it. Simply not interested. I was suspicious and set. Suspicious of new technology, as it seems I’m on overload with it. Set in my ways. I like simple, because simple fits me. The whole idea of a woman’s artificially intelligent voice instructing me sort […]

“What’s an Evangelist, Pastor Heath?”

by Joe Phillips

He Had Time. He made an appointment with me. I was thankful. My whole future hung in the balance and my pastor, Charles Heath, agreed to meet with me and talk. He had baptized me and he was a big deal in my life. Every week, he preached to over a thousand souls and he […]


by Joe Phillips

Comfort Food: (noun) simple, home-style food that brings comforting thoughts of home or childhood. There is a place in downtown Charlotte, called Mert’s that offers such fare. Collard greens, fried chicken, okra, cornbread and such. In terminal A of the Atlanta airport, I can find great “comfort food” at Paschal’s. There is usually a line, but […]