Encouragement, Following Jesus, Friendships, God's Love, Life, social justice

A Pint of Gas ~ More Stories From Our Front Porch

  It was a hot, sunny day here in Alabama when an older gentleman knocked on our front door.  He had run out of gas. "Can I borrow a pint of gas?" He just needed a little bit  to get him the rest of the way home and he assured me he would pay us… Continue reading A Pint of Gas ~ More Stories From Our Front Porch

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Encouragement, God's Love, Jesus

A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring

This is a glimpse into a love story that began before time itself.  A love so deep and so wide that I think it will take the rest of my life to tell it all. Today's story begins with a dance of love from reflections one morning on Damon Pond in Massachusetts,  August 16, 2017… Continue reading A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring

Encouragement, Following Jesus

Walking with Grit

I'm walking a new path this week  while on vacation with our little family in New England...finding my way down a dirt road ...the grit of fine gravel kicking up into my shoes with every step. It's beautiful here.  Quiet.  Peaceful.  Slow-paced and relaxing. Breathing in fresh air. Conversations with those I love. Knowing and… Continue reading Walking with Grit

Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, Life Decisions

The Moses Clause ~ When God is Calling You to Step Out on a New Journey of Faith

  New season.  New journey.  New uncertainties. New implies there was an old --or former way of life.  The wind is changing direction and carrying you on a different path ...unknown to you. Familiar is experiencing a reset.  A new starting line is being set in the race God has marked out for you. Moses… Continue reading The Moses Clause ~ When God is Calling You to Step Out on a New Journey of Faith

Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, God's Love, Life

Amending the Soil of My Soul

I love gardening.  Planting flowers and watching them grow and bloom into the beautiful creation of God they were meant to display brings joy to my heart.  However, planting flowers and watching them gradually slump as they gasp for air and nutrients, eventually turning brown and brittle-- makes me  sad and frustrated. I've gotten pretty… Continue reading Amending the Soil of My Soul

Encouragement, loving others

In Sickness and in Health

On a very hot, July day in 1983, I said, "I do" and equally significant, he said, "I do" as well.  We didn't have a clue but we loved each other as best we knew how in that moment.  We were willing to put it all on the line and commit our lives to each… Continue reading In Sickness and in Health

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A Knock on the Door ~ Stories from our Front Porch

  It's been five years this month since we loaded up the truck, said our tearful goodbyes,  and moved many states away. For me, it was moving to the Promised Land reversed.  Sometimes God asks you to leave the land flowing with milk and honey and go where others are  still enslaved by the prejudices… Continue reading A Knock on the Door ~ Stories from our Front Porch