Inspiration & Encouragement

Inspiration & Encouragement

FROM A PORCH IN TEXAS


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What is on your hard drive?

What is on your hard drive?

Have you ever considered how many things we have to memorize? Multiple times daily we are required to use social security numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, and passwords, just to name a few. I recently went to our insurance company’s website to look at the […]

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Can you remember the last time you lost something of value?  The frantic feeling and the urgency is overwhelming. Recently my husband and I were waiting at the airport to board our flight. While we waited, I looked around some of the shops but soon […]

Apples of Gold Framed in Silver

Apples of Gold Framed in Silver

When I was a freshman in college, I took Speech, and one of the assignments we had was a debate. We were given a subject to research, one side would debate for and the other side against the assigned topic. As I participated, I realized […]

Dogs Barking In The Dark

Dogs Barking In The Dark

When the boys were young, we lived out in the country with distant neighbors. My husband had to travel with his work, and we had quite a few nights there alone, just the boys and I. It is amazing when it gets dark how many […]

Children- God’s Blessing

Children- God’s Blessing

When my children were in the pre-k age group, I remember being very busy with work, family, church, and continuing my education. I have wonderful memories during this time in spite of the busy schedule. I remember the boys sitting on the counter in the […]

Visual Learner

Visual Learner

When I was teaching school, I discovered how vital it was to appeal to my students’ learning styles. Some were visual learners; some were auditory, or even tactile. Not surprisingly, a large number of nursing students are visual learners and I am in this group […]

A Sweet Aroma

A Sweet Aroma

Have you ever worked in an environment where people were always unhappy, complaining that things were just not going the way they thought they should? This kind of environment can be caustic and difficult to work in and, if you are not careful, you may […]

How Much Faith Do I Need?

How Much Faith Do I Need?

One day we got a  tragic phone call that our nephew had been in a horrible car accident. We had no details at the time but learned later he had sustained a traumatic brain injury and was unconscious.  When we arrived the severity of his […]

Brush Rollers

Brush Rollers

When I was in high school, I remember having a very serious discussion with my dad about my grade in biology. At that point, I had a C-,  a far from stellar performance. I remember dad saying, “If you put as much time on your […]

Praying God’s Word

Praying God’s Word

When my children were very young, I learned how to pray using the Word of God. I saw an example of this in my Bible study this week. We were studying Ephesians and there in my handwriting by Ephesians 3:16 were written my family’s names. […]