Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Holy Spirit

From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

Walking barefoot along the sandy shores of a beautiful ocean is one of my  favorite things in all the world to do.  This year I had an unusual gift of being able to do that for 14 plus days in a row.  Life-giving! Finding heart shaped shells and rocks along the way, talking things out… Continue reading From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

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Encouragement, God's Love, Holy Spirit, Listening to God, social justice

A “Sermon on the Couch” from a Homeless Friend {More Stories From Our Front Porch}

It was a cold, April morning and I had barely opened my eyes when I heard an obnoxious knock on the door around 6:45 a.m.  It was a homeless friend of our's.   I had set my alarm for an early rise to prepare for a Bible lesson to be shared later that day.  I didn't… Continue reading A “Sermon on the Couch” from a Homeless Friend {More Stories From Our Front Porch}

Encouragement, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Listening to God

Led Into the Wilderness…

"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry." (from Matthew 4 NLT) "Led by the Spirit into the wilderness..."  Why on earth would the Holy Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by… Continue reading Led Into the Wilderness…

Encouragement, Holy Spirit, Life

On Damon Pond

On the dock ...by the water ...listening to the songs the birds are singing ...the wind blowing gently through the trees and across the water. "It's coming!"  That's what the wind seems to be saying ...coming ...anticipation ...new mercies. "All is calm.  All is bright." Sunlight is dancing along the ripples of water created by… Continue reading On Damon Pond

Encouragement, Faith, Holy Spirit, Life Decisions

In His Hands

There's a story I feel like I need to tell you ... When I was around the age of 15, I had a very personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  Growing up in a family immersed in all things God related, it was no surprise that I knew of the  life-giving truth that Jesus came to… Continue reading In His Hands

Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, God's Love, Holy Spirit

A Weekend Blessing {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

May you find life in your weekend  wanderings.  May you hear the Holy Spirit when He whispers to stop along the way to notice the wonders He has waiting for you. May God grant you the ability to see His image in those you may encounter and give  you the courage to  embrace the  life they are meant… Continue reading A Weekend Blessing {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Encouragement, Following Jesus, Friendships, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Life

The Fragrance of a Friend {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

I first met her at a Bible study in the neighborhood.  "Miss Jean," as everyone called her, became a dear friend to me and many others there.  Always smiling ...always blessing others ...always giving a word of encouragement to anyone around her. On the Sunday morning of my Mama's funeral, I received a text  that… Continue reading The Fragrance of a Friend {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}