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Philippians 1:1-11

Paul is in prison when he writes to the church at Philippi. So you might expect that there'd be a hint of discouragement in his words. Not so! In fact, what we see is just the opposite. You've heard people being described as "half full" or "half empty" right? Well Paul goes beyond that. He's what I'd describe as "full and overflowing," and we certainly get that picture in Philippians.

So how is it that Paul can be so joyful in the middle of his not so good circumstances? What did you see in Paul today that will help you be (and stay) joyful? Tami W.

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I think we find the key to Paul's joyful attitude in verse 2, which is generally read almost as an afterthought. The grace and peace of God that he's claiming for the Philippians is that which he's also experienced himself--and that makes all the difference.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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