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“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?  It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.  Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade” (Mark 4:30-32).

The Mustard Patch!  A place of marvelous wonder and growth, where the tiniest, most inconsequential seed of faith has the potential to grow into something grand.  Come, pull up a seat in the shade, and discuss with me what all of this could mean for us: right here, right now.

I am not a trained theologian, but I am a writer, and a thinker, and a student of God’s Word.  I hope that my perspectives make you pick up your Bible and look to see for yourself what God may be trying to tell you.  I hope you find these posts sometimes challenging, sometimes humorous, sometimes uplifting, and always as truthful to God’s Word as I am able.

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. (Luke 17:5-6)

Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).

Janet and her dog Marly

Janet Beagle, PhD is the founder of The Mustard Patch.  She lives and travels throughout the United States with her dog Marly.  (And sometimes abroad, but Marly doesn’t get to go on those trips.)

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