Paladini Potpie

Adventures within The Crust!

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(This is a devotional my husband, John, sent to his staff. I thought it would be a good reminder for all of us during these fuzzy times.)

The other day I got up from my chair for a snack, and inexplicably had trouble navigating the microwave. I sat down at my computer and thought there was something wrong with the light. I looked at my watch and knew something was very wrong. It wasn’t til I got back to my chair that I realized I had put on an old pair of glasses with the wrong prescription.

glassesI put on the correct glasses, and immediately, I could see clearly, and everything was normal again.

When we turn on the news, the media amplifies the problems in the world and distorts reality. “What bleeds, leads”.

When we open our bible, the true solution to our every need comes into focus. Jesus is our hope!  Magnify Him and our problems become small and inconsequential. He will set everything right again.

 Let them say continually, The Lord be Magnified”. Psalm 35:27

Let’s keep our hope in Jesus as the lens we choose to walk through the days ahead.


Author: paladinipotpie

Welcome! My name is Andrena Paladini and this is a blog about family and love and faith and fun. I call it Paladini Potpie because a potpie is like an adventure in a crust. You never know what might come up, but it’s always going to be good! Think of the best potpie you’ve ever eaten…hot flaky crust holding a rich savory sauce and all kinds of pieces of meat and vegetables…and who knows what? As a family, we’ve chosen to live within the parameters of God’s love and protection. This is the crust of our Paladini Potpie. The crust never changes. Within this crust, the savory sauce of family love binds it all together. That is also fairly constant. But beyond the crust and the sauce we can add just about anything! Good ideas come our way and we’ve adopted and adapted them to add to what John calls our treasure box of memories. These stories and ideas from John’s treasure box of memories are the ingredients I’m putting into our Paladini Potpie. (Okay, so this ridiculous mixing of metaphors about treasure boxes and potpies is exactly what I’m talking about. Silly and ungrammatically correct. But both illustrations work… so we’ll mix them together and it’ll be just fine!) John and I have been married for 30 years. Our children have wonderfully doubled in number since David married Amanda, Monica married Dan, and Matthew married Sarah. And the newest little treats that have been added to our potpie are six adorable grandchildren - Ethan, Angelina, Nathan, Audrey, Maleia and Caleb! I hope you’ll subscribe to my Paladini Potpie blog, and keep up with all the fun new ingredients I add. Hopefully you’ll enjoy our stories and ideas, and find something you’ll want to put into your own potpie! Bon appétit!

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