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Front Porch Friday

Seeing God in the world around me and learning through the eyes of others.

FRONT PORCH FRIDAY | I Abhor Dirt!

“how I see God the Father—Abba—when I am with Him in prayer: I don’t, rather He is a shadow behind a veil; I can see His movements and rely on that “body language” to help my communication with Him, just as I do with people here on earth because I am severely-profoundly deaf and have been since at least age 3, but was forced to grow up oral without assistive devices; those I got in my 40s.”

FRONT PORCH FRIDAY | SWAYING TO THE MUSIC OF LIFE

As the sun broke into the morning sky, she appeared and took my breath away. Her silhouette swayed in the morning light as the surf glistened behind her. I stopped and stared until she came into the full light of the morning sun. My throat tightened as I envied the freedom in her bones. Her …

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FRONT PORCH FRIDAY |10 Questions For Your Father – Seeking The Man Behind Your Dad

Once a week I travel to visit my parents, a luxury I’m afforded in retirement. After witnessing the sudden death of my father-in-law and years of Alzheimer’s disease with my mother-in-law, I cherish these special visits even more. Morning coffee on the porch and listening to their stories give me greater insight into the man …

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FRONT PORCH FRIDAY | The Story of Kyle

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture, you can change a person’s life.

Front Porch Friday – Kindness, A Community Effort

Yesterday, I began my day with a beautiful meditation by Lectio365 on hospitality. The opening prayer tugged at my heart: Jesus, I often approach hospitality as an activity in my home, not an attitude of my heart. I’m sorry. I surrender my time and attention to You again. Teach me to live compassionately Lectio365 This …

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Front Porch Friday: Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly With Our God – A Change Of Heart

This month’s Front Porch Friday came out of an unexpected invitation and my response to a knocking on my heart’s front door.  The title comes from Micah 8 – where God is responding to the disobedience of Israel.  He calls them to a change of heart. Without their change of heart, conformity to the law …

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Front Porch Friday: Little Hats, Big Hearts

This month I’d like to start something new on the blog – a monthly feature called Front Porch Friday – bringing awareness to social issues in our society, by giving back or paying it forward. To me, giving back takes my mind off of the challenges in my own life and giving me one more …

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