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Tina L Porter

Wanting More for Their Advent Calendars (and world)

Family, Gender, Grace, Joy, Love, Parenting No Comment

it made me think of those little advent stockings and the treats we stuffed into them. It made me think of all the intangibles I would rather put in my daughters’ lives, not just for a day, but forever. So here is my advent list for my daughters:

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Tina L Porter

A Prayer for The Work

Grace, Joy, Justice, Love No Comment

Let me not become my disappointment Let me use my disappointment to continue the work for justice let it sit within me and urge me on But help me fight becoming a walking billboard for despair Let me not become my anger Let me feel my anger fully and use it to combat injustice and […]

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Tina L Porter

Grace, Thanks and Swordfights in the Kitchen

Grace, Gratitude, Joy No Comment
Grace, Thanks and Swordfights in the Kitchen

I just had a swordfight in the kitchen while I waited for my coffee to drip. You know, like you do. Not sure what came over me, but as I stood there holding the wooden spatula I use to knock down the grounds after the first pour over, I felt the need to bend my […]

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Tina L Porter

Hark! A thought on the 2015 Holiday Season

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Hark! A thought on the 2015 Holiday Season

“Hark,” Harold the angel said then turned to me and said “Er, Hey! Listen! to the message I bring you and you and you” beginning to sound a bit like Oprah and those little cars “You get some peace, and you get some peace, and you get some peace! But not because you’re sitting there […]

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Tina L Porter
Tina L Porter

A new room

Gratitude, Joy No Comment
A new room

I am getting ready to go spend the day in the garage with all my (soon-to-be) treasures. I can’t tell you how much I love this–how much of my soul has opened up to possibilities just by playing with glass, metal, wood and paint. Lots of paint. It is as if the day was dark […]

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Tina L Porter

And Still I Sit

Grace, Gratitude, Joy, Love, Poetry No Comment

How the day should go is not yet how it has. A cup of coffee consumed Three or more articles read about parenting, racism, tiny houses and Muslims rebuilding traditionally Black churches Around me is the stuff the stuff of garage sales that needs to be tagged and organized and moved from here to there […]

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Tina L Porter

The thing about church

Grace, Gratitude, Joy, Love, Poetry 1 Comment

The thing about church is the insidious nature of how it works on you. Sitting alone in the sun, you hear of a death as you prepare for a celebration of people you would not know without church. Oh, yes, church is the institution, the container larger than any of those who enter it. You […]

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Tina L Porter

People don’t say such things

Cats, Grace, Joy, writing No Comment

Some days you just have to open the curtains and let the sun shine on all the dust. So you see it. So you see yourself in the clutter and debris you have left behind and around and everywhere. And then you have to look up and see the picture you picked out for yourself […]

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Tina L Porter

Open Soul

Grace, Gratitude, Joy, Love No Comment

On her facebook page this morning, my friend Kari Kopnick¬†asked “And how is it with your soul today, dear Facebook friends?” Without thinking, I wrote, my soul is open today. And before I could back out of it, my darn old soul hit “enter.” It is like Kari to ask those kinds of questions. She […]

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