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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

Watermelon Days

Family, Food No Comment

It was a chilly day for summer, but still I sat on the deck as the wind ruffled the pages of the book I was reading and tried (and failed) to keep the watermelon juice off the pages. I had cut the watermelon the way my mother always did: in half, then halving the half, […]

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Tina L Porter

Buoyancy

Beauty, Depression, Faith, Grace No Comment

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m sinking. Not bobbing up and down like I’m treading life, nor even my own weird little breast stroke toward a known shore. Just sinking, a teensy bit here and a teensy bit there. I can feel the tug on my ankles, on my spine, and even, sometimes, at the […]

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Tina L Porter

#UULent: Love

Cats, Faith, Family 2 Comments

I’ve been ruminating on love today, a day where I am home alone with three cats who have been insisting, in turns, on being adored. But I went to the stored photos on my phone, thinking I could find a suitable selfie with my husband as my “love image.” And I did, but then I […]

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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

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