Lessons from the Porch Swing

I was 14 when Grandma passed away on that summer day in late August. We spent a few days at my grandparents house, and just got home when my Grandpap called. We assumed he called to make sure we got home safely. I remembered standing in the kitchen, looking at my Mom, as she heard the news. She told me what happened. I couldn’t believe it.

My Grandma was sitting on the porch swing when we left just a couple hours earlier. I realized I forgot my sunglasses and we were just streets away, so my Mom turned around to go back. She parked in the driveway, while I ran up to the house.

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Seasonal Shift

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

 

It was that time of year again…

Fall.

It seemed like summer was going to hang around forever; but the weather outside and the date on my calendar were finally in sync.  Cooler weather arrived, just in time, on the first day of autumn.

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A Serving of Grace

“Hurry up and get changed. We were supposed to be there 15 minutes ago!”

There was never enough time…

“I’m sorry. I can’t read two stories tonight. Pick your favorite. I have laundry and I have to mop the floor”.

I was stretched way too thin …

“Tomorrow I am going to do better. Tomorrow I am not going to yell. Tomorrow I am going to be prepared so things aren’t as hectic.”

So many broken promises …

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