The last week of June! My how time flies! Seems like just yesterday when I wrote to you concerning events that have happened from my front porch, but that was actually 2013! See "My Porch." The wicker sits in the same place but a new rug now graces the space. Cushions from the loveseat beckon soul weary friends to come, rest, unload, and breathe. I am always amazed at the number of friends, acquaintances, & moms of piano students who delight in coming just to sit! I giggle when I am asked if the appointment book is full or if there is a time slot available. Even though it is hot and humid, and a simple setting, the desire for resting in this place perplexes me for it is nothing fancy. It’s just a simple small porch, yet sacred. Funnier still, I find myself longing to “come.” Sit. Sip. Think. Pray. Rest. Create.
My sweet friend in Franklin, TN knows me well and we have spent many moments together on my porch. She knows too of its importance in my life and how God uses this space to minister into the hearts of others. Recently, I was blessed by a visit from her! From her creative hands, she gifted me with a priceless treasure and capturing all things important. They are rules. Porch Rules!
Though I am not a taker of naps, there have been many times I have stretched out and my legs have dangled over the arm of the loveseat. I have felt the breeze as it blows from the northeast. Coffee is my choice beverage as I converse with friends or have a conversation with the Lord. I always listen to the birds. Their sweet songs lure me into a contemplative state. Yes, I read books…occasionally…but I’d rather write than read. I have found that the best book is The Words for Life authored by God Himself. When I relax, it’s always on a porch!
For now, my soul needs space to breathe and you will find me on the porch, following the rules!
Renewing for His Glory,