January 6 is always a tough day for me. It’s the anniversary of a loss I experienced as a teenager. This year, I found out that someone I knew died the day after Christmas. It saddened me. This person was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in October, and he’s gone already. I know that he … More In Heaven, you don’t have to pee.
There was a saying a few years ago: “Practice Random Acts of Kindness.” It meant hold a door open for someone, smile at a stranger, give a lonely person a smile. Whatever you could find to do. It seemed that someone came up with this idea to make the word a better place. Actually, God … More random vs. not random
I tried to sell my husband’s snow tires on eBay. A guy bid on them, won the auction, but now doesn’t want them. He has 100% good reviews on eBay, so I figured he knows how it works. He bought tires somewhere else. I told him “that is not how eBay works .” He responded … More I need your opinion
This morning while driving to work, I saw a man on the side of the road, holding a cardboard sign. I had a $5 bill in my pocket, and I decided to pull over and give it to him. I grabbed his arm without thinking, and said, “Do you know Jesus?” “Everyday,” he replied. What … More The servant on the side of the road
My last post on this blog was in August, one week before I started my new job. I had been looking for a year. As you know, I’ve spent most of the last ten years sick in one form or another: cancer, vertigo, surgeries, chest pains, infections, hospital stays, almost died a few times…etc. I … More Employed.
Let’s say I am going to a flea market. I see a crystal plate that I like and would like to buy. Me: Hi there. How much do you want for that plate? Seller: It’s an antique, and it was my grandmother’s. I can’t let it go for less than $100. Me: Well, I … More Negotiation is not lying: The Flea Market Chronicles #negotiation #FleaMarket
Vashti the Queen had disobeyed the King for the last time. He decided she would no longer be queen and he would replace her. So we learn about Esther who is following her cousin Modecai’s plan to ascend to the Queen’s position. Chapter 2 After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus subsided, … More Another look at Esther
Self-Abandonment. When I first came across this term in the book Complex PTSD by Pete Walker, a huge light bulb lit over my head. That’s what it is– the feeling of disconnect from people, family, God, friends, and even myself. When someone is constantly criticized, they see themselves as unloveable and at some point “detach” … More The Orphan Spirit – part 4
My original post about the Orphan Spirit is popular. I didn’t write most of the information there; I included articles by other authors and included their names and websites. I had two revelations this week that I will share. I find that other people go through similar trials. The first is from the book Complex … More The Orphan Spirit part 3
I remember this headline. We always read The Daily News at our house. I remember reading the article which told of a woman attacked and raped in Central Park. One sentence etched upon my mind: “when she cried out for help, one of the men said ‘Shut up bitch’ and hit her in the face … More #FakeNews isn’t new #CentralParkFive #Netflix
“Whether a person is pro-life or pro-choice, no one should think it’s okay for an abortionist to conduct a surgical abortion in an ill-equipped abortion facility on a woman whose risk factors contraindicate outpatient surgery. No one should think it’s okay for an abortion facility to fail to follow up with a woman suffering complications … More Abortion is supposed to be SAFE and legal. So why isn’t it?
Preamble: Forgive my rhyme and meter For it has been so long Since I have been in college; I hope that it’s not wrong. *** It must have taken decades for James Strong to find the words to help our understanding and tell us what we heard to research Greek and Hebrew and some … More An ode to Mr. Strong #thursdaythoughts
I’m sure you know my older brother, Peter. He is kind of impulsive, and speaks before thinking. He’s also braver than I am. He even tried to walk on water; more about that later. Let me start at the beginning. One day Peter and I were fishing in the Sea of Galilee. We heard a … More I’m the quieter brother. My name is Andrew. #wednesdaywisdom
It’s officially Spring at the Porter household: I have turned OFF the heat! One advantage of winter is that I can leave my groceries in the trunk all day while I run other errands. I gladly trade that for sunshine. I had a weird dream the other night. I wanted to rent a room and … More Spring and 22, and the crows
(Voice of the Persecuted) ASIA IS FREE! Dawn News reports that Asia Bibi is free, has left the country and traveled on her independent will. After nine years on death row, Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s Supreme Court on October 31, 2018. Following widespread Islamic hardliner protests and death threats, she was … More “The protests halted daily life in major cities “
After Jesus was crucified and died, Joseph of Arimathea, [being disciples of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews] asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. So he came and took the body of Jesus . (John 19:38) Wait a minute! Joseph of Arimathea would have had to go to … More They knew it was temporary
Hi all, yes it’s been a while. Hmm. Where to start? Well I am learning to program in C++ . My brain still works. That’s always good to know. I had hoped to get a part time job maybe just a few hours a week, but that door hasn’t opened yet. So I will concentrate … More Friday.
Do you ever just stand there with your mouth hanging open, and don’t know what to say?! Maybe it was a very good thing, or a very bad thing, or a surprise (which can be good –an unexpected check in the mail– or bad–a flat tire!). Zechariah prayed for a son. Years later, when Gabriel … More Do you ever get struck Mute?
I stumbled across this show on Amazon Prime. I’ve been binging. It’s hilarious. Its called Corner Gas. Based on comedian Brent BUTT, yes that’s his name, gotta have a sense of humor– it’s a sitcom of a small, very small town in Saskatchewan. The boonies of Canada. In between my prayer calls, one weekday mornings … More Up All night with the Canadians. #CornerGas
I admit, the beginning of this movie seemed a little slow. But that’s because I needed to slow down. This movie takes place in a rural village in Africa where the pace of living is much different. The people there are more grounded; they live in harmony with the cycles of the seasons. They need … More The Boy who Harnessed the Wind. #MovieReview #BasedOnTrueStory