Tag Archives: Devotions from the Front Porch

This year more than any other, plans have gone out the window. Everything has been haywire. Nothing has been on schedule or how we had anticipated it being. Has this been a “Let it be unto me according to Your word, Lord” year? Maybe we need to reframe our thinking and start today.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph. — Luke 1:26-27 ESV Have you ever planned an elaborate dinner party only to have your guests cancel? Or spent days anticipating a date with

Christmas Lights

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. — Matthew 5:14 No one loves Christmas more than my dad. My parents had a way of making it magical every year, and a huge part of that experience was the decorating. There was only one kind of Christmas

His Holy Mountain

He Answers Me from His Holy Mountain

Mountain Trails Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” — Isaiah 2:3 Have you ever thought about the way a mountain can reflect

A Hot Cup of Coffee with a Friend

And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great. — Job 2:13 ESV When someone is hurting or struggling, it’s natural to want to lend a hand. Church folks are great at organizing help

Stargazing: Who’s In Control?

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. — Psalm 19:1 ESV If you only study your immediate surroundings, it may seem that you’re in control of your life. You pay your bills and care for your family. You maintain the lawn and protect your home. If something needs

DIY: God Qualifies the Called

But Moses replied in the LORD’s presence, “Since I am such a poor speaker, how will Pharaoh listen to me?” — Exodus 6:30 HCSB It used to be that if you had a problem with your toilet, you would call a plumber. If you had some faulty lighting, an electrician was the person to call.

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. — Galatians 6:4 Are you ever tempted to look at the neighbors and compare yourself to them? Perhaps from your perch on the porch, their lives look pretty great. You see them open their

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