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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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

Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, Life, Listening to God

Where Do I Start? {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

The conversation from yesterday's post continued today.  A friend and I talked about the injustice we see in our country ...the oppression of the poor ...the political climate ...the documentary, 13th...strong opinions...bitter ranting...lack of diversity in many churches. The issues  are  so widespread and  so overwhelming that inevitably the question has to surface -- "Where do… Continue reading Where Do I Start? {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Following Jesus, Life

Freedom of Speech {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Tonight my thoughts of life are around  freedom ...freedom of speech ...freedom to be a voice for things that really matter.  I'm grateful for this privilege but I'm also accountable to use it well. In choosing to follow Jesus, I know that means following what He loves ...choosing life.  On the other hand, choosing Jesus… Continue reading Freedom of Speech {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Following Jesus, loving others

Racism and a Season of Repentance

  We've reached half-time in the Lenten season and it's time to go into the locker room and get the pep talk to finish well, right!  What were the words again? ...Repent ...Refresh ... and in the words of the Anglican Rector, Rev. Geoffrey Hatley at the Ash Wednesday service --“re-orient our life to Jesus Christ” …to focus… Continue reading Racism and a Season of Repentance

Following Jesus, Life Decisions, Listening to God, loving others, Serving Others, social justice

The Calling to the Back of the Bus {Revisited}

We've been celebrating Black History Month now for --well ...almost a whole month!  I'm late to the party and sadly, I've been late both in "real-time" and in  too much of my "life-time".  God is changing that.  He is changing me!  I'm still learning but I believe there has been movement in the right direction -- the… Continue reading The Calling to the Back of the Bus {Revisited}

Following Jesus, loving others, Serving Others

Help is on the Way !!

I need help !  I'm getting a clearer sense that the word for this season is "listen" and when you really need help, you really need to listen. Listening to Jesus ...  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and… Continue reading Help is on the Way !!