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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 26 November 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – THANKFULNESS – FAMILY

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – THANKFULNESS – FAMILY

 

 

There’s a wealth of things I could say about thankfulness. Benefits, the endless goodness of God, or an inane list of things I’m thankful for.

 

This weekend has been overflowing with blessings – family and laughter. I am so thankful for the people Father has put in my life, for the ones He chose to be my family, and most especially for the three amazing people He chose to be my kids!

 

 

 

May be thankful to Father for His love and devotion and faithfulness to us.

 

 

 

 

#Blogwords, Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, Thankfulness

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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 19 November 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – THANKFULNESS

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – THANKFULNESS

 

 

There’s a wealth of things I could say about thankfulness. Benefits, the endless goodness of God, or an inane list of things I’m thankful for.

 

But today, I just want to offer thanks to our heavenly Father for being Who He is. For loving me and holding me in the palm of His hand.

 

As we enter the holiday season, and as we celebrate in whatever way this week, may be thankful to Father for His love and devotion and faithfulness to us.

 

 

 

 

#Blogwords, Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, Thankfulness

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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 12 November 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY I’M A MOTHER and THANKFULNESS

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY I’M A MOTHER and THANKFULNESS

 

I wrote this for Mother’s Day but it seems fitting as Thanksgiving approaches. Of all that Father has given me in my life, all He has blessed me with, I am most thankful for the children He gave to me.

25 November 1978, 1:37 in the afternoon. The moment that changed my life forever, the moment I became a mother. The moment my first born breathed his first breath. Douglas Harper McClinton, II, my ginger boy, my studious pensive one, you feel deeply and love generously.

8 August 1980, 8:09 P.M. My delight doubled, two fledglings in my nest, two boys in my arms and my heart. Russell William McClinton, my tow-headed one, my comic and daredevil, my tender hearted boy, you make me smile and always think of others first.

14 September 1982, 2:20 in the middle of the night. My girl, the third strand in the cord of my heart strings. Margaret Andrea McClinton, your white blond pigtails, your infectious smile, my silly-loves-everybody-and-everything, tender-heart-for-kids-everywhere girl.

 

I always wanted to be a mommie, always thought I wanted a house full of kids, thought I’d have more when I got remarried. But ya know what? Father gave me the three kids He picked for me. He gave me the perfect kids for me because—and this blew my mind when He whispered to me just now—I’m the perfect mom for them. I’m who they need in their lives and they’re who I need in my life. For all the “honorary kids” I’ve had, Father gave me these three. And they’re what I need, they’re who I need. They’re my heart and my everything.

 

 

#Blogwords, Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, Why I’m a Mother and Thankfulness, Doug, Russell, Maggie

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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 5 November 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – IF I DON’T DO IT and OTHER LIES (repost)

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – IF I DON’T DO IT and OTHER LIES

 

 

I spent a lot of years trying to “do it all” because either a) there was no one else to do it, or b) I just wanted to get the job done without explaining how to do it.

 

Both suck. As in drain the life from a body, eeking it out over time.

 

And it leaves you exhausted.

 

Be still and know.

 

There were many reasons I lived this way. None of them exist anymore.

 

 

I can do all things.

 

How many years I thought that meant Father would enable me to, well, actually DO everything. Or at least everything [I thought] I needed had to do.

 

Total misinterpretation.

 

What He’s actually saying is that anything He asks or requires of us—that is what He enables us to do. Nothing more and nothing less.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nngKEkC-P8&index=15&list=PLcplJQn6klj637Z1CTZJX57ea-mBr2bp_

 

He intends us to rest. To abide in Him.

 

 

I don’t have to prove myself to anyone—least of all to my heavenly Father.

 

And He’s the only one Who really matters.

 

 

 

#Blogwords, Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, If I Don’t Do It and Other Lies, Ephesians 4:13, Psalm 23, Psalm 46:10

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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 29 October 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – ALL CREATION WORSHIPS

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – ALL CREATION WORSHIPS

 

 

Several years ago I was walking around a small lake. It’s a favorite spot, and I take the walk whenever I visit there.

This particular time I had been listening to a certain praise and worship CD, and one of the songs was playing in my head.

 

 

As those words sang in my mind, my eyes looked up at the trees—and I wondered (as all good authors do) “How does a tree worship God.”

 

I had thought it an idle thought. Until He answered me.

 

 

So simple and yet so profound.

 

And as all good writer also do, my mind took it another step.

 

 

Of course I knew the answer, even then.

 

 

And with an algebraic turn, or perhaps putting the pieces in a puzzle, that meant that I worship Father by writing.

 

So today (Saturday) as I was sitting outside, basking in a miracle moment today, and praising Father for this long awaited thing, I glanced at the trees.

 

And I was reminded of what He told me those years ago—to worship Him, I be what He created me to be.

*note the use of “be” vs “do.”

 

So, and pardon the license with grammar, but I be writing. I be working—and worshiping Him—as I write.

 

And that brings me even greater joy.

 

 

Wha about you? What has Father created you to be? What do you do to worship Him?

 

#Blogwords, Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, All Creation Worships

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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 22 October 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – IF I DON’T DO IT and OTHER LIES

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – IF I DON’T DO IT and OTHER LIES

 

 

I spent a lot of years trying to “do it all” because either a) there was no one else to do it, or b) I just wanted to get the job done without explaining how to do it.

 

Both suck. As in drain the life from a body, eeking it out over time.

 

And it leaves you exhausted.

 

Be still and know.

 

There were many reasons I lived this way. None of them exist anymore.

 

 

I can do all things.

 

How many years I thought that meant Father would enable me to, well, actually DO everything. Or at least everything [I thought] I needed had to do.

 

Total misinterpretation.

 

What He’s actually saying is that anything He asks or requires of us—that is what He enables us to do. Nothing more and nothing less.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nngKEkC-P8&index=15&list=PLcplJQn6klj637Z1CTZJX57ea-mBr2bp_

 

He intends us to rest. To abide in Him.

 

 

I don’t have to prove myself to anyone—least of all to my heavenly Father.

 

And He’s the only one Who really matters.

 

 

 

#Blogwords, Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, If I Don’t Do It and Other Lies, Ephesians 4:13, Psalm 23, Psalm 46:10

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