Inspiration & Encouragement

Inspiration & Encouragement

FROM A PORCH IN TEXAS


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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 […]

Things My Father Taught Me

Things My Father Taught Me

Do you remember as a child the things you were told by your parents? My dad was one who believed “repetition is the key to learning” and he used this approach as he taught my sister and me. I remember some things he told us […]

Can God Really…?

Can God Really…?

I have a new study Bible produced by David Jeremiah and I am really enjoying it.  Because I love simply reading God’s Word so much, I decided to begin my new Bible at Genesis and read it all the way through to the end of […]

WHO’S IN CHARGE?

WHO’S IN CHARGE?

When my children were very young I observed many parenting techniques. My husband and I also attended classes at church that focused on Christian parenting. As I considered the importance of raising a child that respected and honored his parents, I also learned that respecting […]

It’s Personal

It’s Personal

 As a young child in the church, I observed people professing their faith in Jesus Christ. This prompted me to ask questions.  I memorized John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him […]

Why Does God Answer Our Prayers?

Why Does God Answer Our Prayers?

At work one day, a coworker told me she had her home for sale. After talking to her about it, I could tell she was very distressed about how long the house had been on the market with no interest shown. She and her husband […]

Time is Precious

Time is Precious

Recently my husband and I celebrated our 50th anniversary. It is amazing to reflect over the years of our lives and their many phases: the college days, the time in the Air Force, raising children, working, retiring for me, sweet daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and all the […]

Humble Pie

Humble Pie

Have you ever had a humbling experience? I have had many. It seems that just when I think I have things lined out pretty well, one of those “you’re-not-so-cool-as-you-think” experiences comes along. I remember the first semester I started teaching at Angelina College. I posted […]