Peg Phifer

About Peg Phifer

Multi-published author Peggy Blann Phifer writes a mixture of contemporary women’s fiction with three parts suspense, three parts mystery, and four parts romance, stirred up with a sprinkling of humor. Peg believes God has a sense of humor and that He intended to place laughter into our lives no matter our circumstances. Read more on her website.

Worry is a Verb

Worry is a Verb

“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” [Matthew 6:27] Jesus spoke these words during His Sermon on the Mount in Matthew, chapters 5,6, and 7. This is where He tells us not to worry about our lives; what to eat, what to drink, or what we will wear. He points […]

Prayer and Praying

Prayer and Praying

NOTE: The below is an adaptation of a document I wrote for my late husband back in 1996—a baby Christian at the time—when he was seeking to know more about my faith and beliefs. For some reason, I felt led to share it here today. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ “Oh, God,” you hear someone say. […]

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

[ Christ Born of Mary ] And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was […]

Gather Together

Gather Together

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4 [NKJV]

As the Seasons Change

As the Seasons Change

The picture above is soo-o-o-o Wisconsin! I know some of you live here so you can relate, yes? Ahem. Many—or probably most, from what I’ve seen—LOVE this time of year. You’ve stated that Fall is your favorite season. Alas, I am not one of them. Oh, I admit to loving the gorgeous fall colors, and […]

Second Chances

Second Chances

A week or so ago I saw a post on an email loop I belong to about an underlying theme of her novels . . . forgiveness.  That made me think. I’ve never given a deep consideration to a theme for my writing. But the more I thought about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that I […]

The Scab Picker

The Scab Picker

Lord, I placed this issue in Your hands, why aren’t You taking care of it? Ah, Peggy, how can I, when you keep taking it back? Ever found yourself in that situation? For some reason, we can’t just commit a problem to the Lord and simply let it go. We worry on it. It gnaws […]

Daddy’s Tears

Daddy’s Tears

I used to sing. Choir, trios, duets, mixed quartets, and solos. I loved to sing, and I had a ‘big’ voice . . . didn’t need a microphone most times. Those days are gone, now, as is the voice. Oh, I can still sing, but don’t ‘perform’ anymore. A few days ago, someone on a […]

Got Any Rivers?

Got Any Rivers?

Life gets tough, sometimes. Things go wrong. We get frustrated. We feel we’ve lost control. Ever felt like that? Maybe even thought about quitting, Giving up? Not just about writing . . . about anything we’re attempting to do, or want to do. There’s a river to cross, giants to face, or a mountain to […]

The Other Deborah

The Other Deborah

When talking about people in the Bible, and someone mentions Deborah, if you’re like me, your thoughts immediately bring up Deborah, the prophetess and judge mentioned in the Book of Judges, and again in Hebrews. But did you know there was another Deborah who lived long before the Deborah of Bible fame? This Deborah was […]

Coincidence? Not with God!

Coincidence? Not with God!

A few weeks ago, an online friend I’ve never met, author Gail Kittleson, and I decided we wanted to co-author a book. No idea what, it just sounded like a fun idea. As we chatted back and forth through email, I suggested a cozy mystery. And so it was. Gail started it off with a […]

The Comfort of Music

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Even before I started piano lessons at age six, the sound of music filled our home constantly. When spending an evening, or a Sunday afternoon at home, the record-player filled the house with beautiful classical music. Besides that, Daddy played […]

Pressing Toward the Goal

Pressing Toward the Goal

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”  Philippians 3:14 [NKJV] The MESSAGE says: […] “I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” Henry Ford once said: “Obstacles are those frightful […]

Christmas Nostalgia

Christmas Nostalgia

It seems the older I get, the older the memories I’m dredging up… Allow me to indulge in a bit of Christmas nostalgia from my childhood. Up until I was ten years old, we lived in Stamford, Connecticut–the first five during WWII. My dad wasn’t called up because of his job, and he commuted to […]

This Time of Year

This Time of Year

The above photo is from last year. We haven’t had that much snow here in NW Wisconsin, yet. If Thanksgiving is four days away, can Christmas be far behind? Rhetorical question, because of course it is. But let’s focus on Thanksgiving, and . . . gratitude. I’m grateful for the things I miss. Weird? Not […]