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From My Front Porch · 2d ago

Hope is a Thing with Petals

“The themes of the short story “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier include poverty, maturity and the relationship between innocence and compassion. These themes are realized through the main char...
From My Front Porch · 6d ago

Till her trophies at last she lay down…

“So I’ll cherish the old rugged Cross Till my trophies at last I lay down…” Margaret, a sweet, tiny lady in her mid-nineties, bears no hint today of the athlete she once was. I’m told she ra...
From My Front Porch · 1W ago

Mom: White Noise

When I try getting our three-year-old grandson to sleep, I remove distraction and play soothing music: He especially loves piano concertos. Eventually, the music fades into the background as...
From My Front Porch · 1W ago

Peanut Butter Pie and Saying Good-bye

Nothing says I care like taking food over when someone’s sick or has passed away. The practical application of our love for others plays out in the casseroles and pies adorning folding table...
From My Front Porch · 3W ago

Shoulda Coulda Woulda

“A beautifully messy reality is better than the most perfect dream,” so went my nephew’s Facebook post this week. Admittedly, I still think of him as the toddler who could not resist a flowe...
From My Front Porch · 4W ago

Bringing in the Sheaves

Little white clapboard churches with belfries and steeples conjure images of white gloves, hats, and sixties Sunday-go-to-meeting dresses. Movies like to play the old hymn “Bringing in the S...
From My Front Porch · 1M ago

STAYcation

We had the privilege of hosting our daughter and her family this week. Grandma and Papa had lots of snuggles and kisses.   Between our son-in-law’s dad visiting last week and our little adve...
From My Front Porch · 1M ago

Live Long and Prosper

“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” The staged commercials always make me chuckle, but one day, I might actually fall, and I might not be able to get up. Something tells me I won’t be l...
From My Front Porch · 1M ago

What do you do for a living?

When people find out I teach for a living from my home, they get confused. Then they learn my students are from around the globe, and confusion grows. How do you teach people who don’t speak...
From My Front Porch · 2M ago

Summer Camp: No Mean Girls Here

Like many Christian children, summer camp was a standard feature of my childhood. I approached camp with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. It excited me because the week featured hiki...