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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 7 August 2016 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY THIS TITLE

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FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY THIS TITLE (when you’re tired)

reposted from 7 August 2016

 

Because sometimes you can’t make it to church. Or, what the world commonly thinks of as church.

 

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But what is church, really?

 

 

And sometimes that fellowship is one on One, deep calling unto Deep. Everyone has their special place of personal communion. For me, that “place” it outdoors. Preferably under a canopy of trees. Preferably in the mountains, with a creek singing nearby.

 

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But that doesn’t always happen and sometimes church is right here on the couch. Or better yet, outside… you guessed it, on the front porch. Just me and Father God.

 

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Even better if it’s raining. And yes, thunder and lightning’ing.

 

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No great theological discourse. No lamenting prayers—or maybe there are. Not hours of reading the Bible. No singing and dancing and praising Him, even. Just abiding.

 

 

Sitting, quietly, still, in His presence. For truly, we walk in His presence 24/7. We just don’t pause to acknowledge—and we usually don’t yield to His call, nay His whisper to be still.

 

 

Learning to be still. Learning to hear His voice. To recognize and acknowledge His presence. And learning how to walk and talk with Him in every moment of every day as good friends should and do.

 

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Because He is a friend. And friends do stuff. And sometimes they just sits. Quietly. Being friends.

 

So yes, come sit on the front porch with me, spend some time with me, with Father God. Come, let us fellowship together, right on the front porch.

 

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And tell me what are your favourite moments with Father God? Where do you find Him? What is your secret place, your place of communion?

 

 

Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, Why This Title, Deep Calls Unto Deep, Canopy of Trees, Cathedral, Abiding, Psalm 46:10, Friends

BLOGWORDS SPECIAL EDITION – 1 December 2016 – CHRISTMAS SABBATICAL

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CHRISTMAS SABBATICAL

 

Robin’s Nest will be down for December. Not closed, not fully. Some posts and features will show up. But most are on sabbatical til January! Can you believe Christmas and the New Year are already upon us! I can’t!

 

I’ll be reorganizing and restricting some so all of my features will be more consistent. And I’ll pay attention to my sadly neglected website—I spend most of my time here! (This IS where the action is!)

 

I plan to have a Vote for Your Favorite in three categories: New Week New Face, Guest Posts; Chat Thursdays, Interviews; and Tuesday ReviewsDay, Book Reviews.

 

Merry Christmas to each of you, my happy followers, and thank you for being part of my writing journey. I wish you a most Happy and Blessed New Year.

 

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Christmas Sabbatical,  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

Open Our Eyes

There’s a book that sits on my office desk, right next to my Bible. It’s worn and the pages are yellowed now, after years of being read. I’ve written notes in the margins. Page co…

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BRAND NEW FEATURE COMING IN DECEMBER

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WREADING WEDNESDAY

 

Each week, on Wednesday, I will feature an author and a book.

No review—so many books, so little time (to read)

but a shout out to respected authors and author friends and their books.

And to kick it off, on 7 December, there is a

multi-author event,

Jingle Bell Authors,

with

OVER SIXTY AUTHORS!

You won’t want to miss this!

New Blog Feature, Wreading Wednesday, Feature Authors, Feature Books, Jingle Bell Authors,

#JingleBellAuthors

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NaNoWriMo2016 – WORD COUNT UPDATE

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Total Word Count, 38821

NaNoWriMo Word Count, 38149

NaNoWriMo Word Count Update, Long Shadows of Summer, Seasons, Saisons,  Upstairs Downstairs, Gone With the Wind, #NaNoWriMo2016

BLOGWORDS – Sunday 27 November 2016 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – THE LOSS OF A FRIEND

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FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – THE LOSS OF A FRIEND and SISTER IN CHRIST

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Wanda Jean Mabe

6-9-1970 – 11-24-2016

 

I knew her for just over three short years. But in that time I came to admire her for her strength and unwavering faith, her joy and kindness to all she ever knew.

 

I don’t pretend to know the reason she is gone from us, but I know she is with Father, and that’s where our, my, focus must be. He did not curse her with disease, not did the enemy come in and ravage her body. He doesn’t have that power. She defeated the enemy at every turn. And he has no say in our life or our death. I don’t understand but I don’t have to.

 

Wanda, thank you for being my friend and sister. Thank you for loving me, and speaking into my life. Thank you for believing in me and encouraging me every time you saw me, even in the midst of your own battle. I am ever thankful Father saw fit to bring you into my life. I am blessed to have known you, and rejoice with you in the presence of the angels before Father’s throne. I rejoice that you are no longer in pain, no longer suffering, but are free to do what you love most, and that is worship our Father.

 

In three short years my life has changed more than probably all the prior years combined, and you played no small part in that. I know even when we didn’t get to speak, you were praying for me, and so many others. I felt the power of those prayers, and still do every day.

 

The legacy you leave behind is widespread and far reaching, and we will never know how many lives you touched til we are home with you, and see with Father’s eyes.

 

Wanda, thank you for giving to the Lord. I am a life that was changed.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j_YpZQi-I4

 

 

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Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, The Loss of a Friend, Sister in Christ, Prayer Warrior, Thank You for Giving to the Lord

 

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