Inspiration & Encouragement

Inspiration & Encouragement

FROM A PORCH IN TEXAS


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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 […]

Joyful In Trials

Joyful In Trials

Many of you who memorize God’s Word know the joy of looking deeper into Scripture verses as you study them. I have outlined this process as a part of my book, My Time with The Lord. My Bible memory verse plan offers a guide for […]

Why Should I Rejoice?

Why Should I Rejoice?

Lately I have noticed the word rejoice quite often as I study the Bible, read Christian books, and peruse devotionals. I am amazed at the frequency by which you see joy and rejoice in the Bible. Rejoice by definition means to be glad; to take […]

Keep Your Eye on the Prize

Keep Your Eye on the Prize

Recently I have observed the rigors of participation in running competition. My son has been in multiple triathlons and my grandchildren are participating in long distance running at school and running with their dad in area 5Ks. I remember how fun it was to run […]

As A Man Thinks So Is He

As A Man Thinks So Is He

When I was young, I remember my dad reading to me at night. He read things like Aesop’s Fables and Greek mythology–things I think he enjoyed but also what he felt were classics. He also took my sister and me to the bookstore at the […]

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 […]