Inspiration & Encouragement

Inspiration & Encouragement

FROM A PORCH IN TEXAS


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Jesus is Lord

Jesus is Lord

If you travel around East Texas at all, you’ll be struck by the sight of wooden crosses adorning the yards of many homes. Emblazoned on each are the words, “Jesus is Lord”. A little research turns up that the crosses originate from a church in […]

FOLLOWING HIS LEAD

FOLLOWING HIS LEAD

One cold winter morning in November, my husband and I put on our warm layers and camo to head out deer hunting as we have done together for many years. We drove to the part of the ranch we had selected to hunt that morning, […]

Wisdom from Heaven

Wisdom from Heaven

Recently my husband and I ate out at a local restaurant. Because we are living in the days of COVID 19, all persons entering were required to wear a mask and to follow all the guidelines for disease prevention mandated by the governor of Texas. […]

What Do Others See in You?

What Do Others See in You?

Recently my husband’s father died after 101 years walking on this earth. He was born in Louisiana in 1918 where he grew up in a large family. His life was an amazing journey. He loved to hunt and spent many hours growing up in the […]

REMEMBER

REMEMBER

In our family, we have a tradition for celebrating and remembering each family member’s birthday. On the birthday person’s big day, they get to decide on the menu, including their favorite dessert, and be honored at a special dinner with the entire family. I always […]

LISTEN!

LISTEN!

Back in my days of teaching fundamentals of nursing, one of the basic concepts we taught our students was called “therapeutic communication.” The student learns through this process how to implement various forms of care, including assessment and patient teaching. One of the most important […]

The Greatest Communicator

The Greatest Communicator

Two years ago, my family started a new tradition, memorizing scripture together at Christmas.  I wanted to help keep our focus on the reason for Christmas.   There was an incentive attached if they quoted the scripture. It was interesting to observe each one say the […]

Thank You

Thank You

When my grandchildren come to visit, I frequently hear, “Thank you, Nana.” Those words may be in reference to a variety of things, like dinner, ice cream, a gift, or a sleepover and a night of fun; but I never grow tired of hearing them. […]

The Exchanged Life

The Exchanged Life

Have you ever watched a sermon on TV? As the preacher is preaching, the camera pans around occasionally looking at the audience. It is so interesting to observe the many types of people–old, young, every kind of nationality, and every kind of dress, hairstyle, hair […]

IN THE WORLD—NOT OF IT

IN THE WORLD—NOT OF IT

Have you noticed, as you are watching TV, using the internet, shopping, or simply driving down the highway, the morals and beliefs of this world that are displayed? I remember watching a show on TV with my father-in-law several years ago. He was shocked at […]