I have to say, I love getting to open my windows for the first time each year. I consider that, more than the date on the calendar, the official arrival of Spring. There is something symbolic about “Opening the Windows” and welcoming in those fresh breezes of the new season. It’s one of those gifts…

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Today Porch-Talk is welcoming a special guest, Travis Becknell. It is my hope that you are blessed by the words and the music you hear as you listen to, “First Try.” This song goes to the very heart of the hope we have in a Lord and Savior who never gives up on us. The…

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“I lift up my eyes to the mountains.” Funny how eight little words can be so vivid, so impactful, but this morning, they certainly were! As I began reading the first line of my scripture verses, my entire morning plans changed. They inspired me to slow down my heart, my pace, and caused me to…

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Why am I awake at such an early hour? After all, 4:15 is a bit too early, even for me! As I try to talk myself into going back to sleep, like a kid, my thought jumps. It’s Christmas morning! Then another thought hits me, there is something waiting for me in the other room.…

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Let’s Dream! Today it is a crisp, sun-filled day. Why not join me and give yourself permission to tune out the world, to sit quietly in your favorite chair, maybe grab a cup of coffee, or hot tea, then shut your eyes and dream? Do you find it’s easy to do, or do you find…

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When I heard the thunder and saw the rain pouring down this morning I had a crazy thought, “Why not capture this moment in a mug”—so I did! I decided to celebrate the downpour with a Morning cup of Rain. First, I ran outside, not even caring that I still had on my mismatched blue thermal leggings…

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Where do you come from? You have probably had people ask that question a time or two throughout your life, and so have I. Do you tell them where you live now, or where you grew up as a child? Or do you go back even farther, and give them the name of the town, state,…

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As much as I love the Holidays, especially Christmas, and all that goes with it, I also love getting my house back in order. It feels really good when we finally put away the last of the ornaments and garland. There is satisfaction in packing away the old, moving on to the new! At first…

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to take a few moments out of our busy schedules to reflect on the gifts and blessings in our lives. It gives us a chance just to slow down and enjoy the moment. And, today I especially wanted to thank you! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to come…

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I am so glad you joined me for part two of my “House of Miracles.” As you may have gathered in part one, an unexpected intruder had entered our lives in the form of an unknown illness, and the situation climaxed as we began our new home. Yet God was still at work. Please join…

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