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Tina L Porter

I want you to read this book

Faith, Family, Food No Comment

I came away from this book wondering all the ways I used shame as my children were growing up—shaming them, shaming myself, amplifying the “bad” behavior. It’s only recently, as my children have become women, that I recognize all the signs of ignoring the why while focusing on how that why manifests.

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Tina L Porter

Ain’t Gonna F*ck Around No More

Gender, Grace, Race, Sexual Assault No Comment

Fair Warning on language and on the habit of chaning song lyrics. And just about everything else–if you aren’t offended by parts of or the entirety of this post, I’ll feel I have missed the mark. You have been warned. This morning, the tune of a song was rattling around in my head. But the words […]

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Tina L Porter

97-100. Autumn in Four Parts

100 days of poetry, Grace No Comment

I. The pumpkins are out by the potted mums and the electric leaf blower sings its intermittent and whiny dirge. I think it dreams of becoming the wind. II. The tall grass has shrunk to half it’s height on the brightest summery days. What’s left are plumes of straw-colored feathers, like the tails of wild horses […]

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Tina L Porter
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Tina L Porter

My New Kitchen/My Old Life

Family, Food, Grace, Gratitude, Poetry No Comment
My New Kitchen/My Old Life

There was this moment last night when I started to unpack my old kitchen into my brand new one, and after I’d bought the cleaner and the special cloths to make the sink sparkle but hadn’t yet done so When I noticed the tiny scratch in the small sink and then another miniscule etch–almost like a […]

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Tina L Porter

Repeating Grace

Depression, Grace, Gratitude No Comment

This morning, it was Glennon Melton Doyle (aka Momastery) who had an occasion to re-post a post she had posted before because she knows what we all know but we all forget, just like she did: we don’t often learn things after one lesson. Sometimes, when we are tired or whatever, we get the opportunity (!) to learn it all over again.

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