Just stoppin in…….

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Proverbs 3:27
Today I stopped in. I decided to touch bases with everyone who follows. I confess that it has been too long since I have done this…..I came to your porch and knocked softly. I confess I wanted to steal a peek in your window, your porch looked so inviting. With most, I made my presence known with a comment and an encouraging word. It was good to see you again. To get a glimpse into your corner, your world. And I was touched.
I saw and felt, love, sorrow, joy, humor…with some pain sprinkled in. I breathed prayers over you, your families….did you feel it? When I read your posts, I tried to envision your porch as I stood there. I listened for sounds within…..I heard children playing, life happening, cereal spilling, dogs barking, doors slamming, cars starting up and pulling into the driveway.
I heard laughter, and saw someone bend down to pet a cat that had wound itself around a pair of ankles. I heard pages turning, furniture creaking, floors groaning, heaters coming on, flaring up after being turned down at night.
Sometimes I heard soft weeping, and that was when I hoped you felt my prayers wrap around you…….Sometimes I heard anger and that was when I hoped my prayers made somebody stop, think…..say “I am sorry, will you forgive me?” Because life really is too short to get mad over silly little things.
I saw you smile, and then I smiled too!
Thank you for fellow bloggers and also those that have none but are reading along with me. Thank you for letting me into your world, and allowing you to see into mine.
Be blessed today, and tell your loved ones how much they mean to you!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galations 6:9,10
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7 thoughts on “Just stoppin in…….

  1. What a beautiful post! I feel the same way. I have many wonderful blog friends… I just wish I had more time to visit and encourage them all. I should take your example and visit. I would love to bless them as they have been a blessing to me. I love your blog. It's a place where I could sit and stay a while. So inviting. Thanks for blessing me today! 🙂
    God bless,
    Mary Ann

  2. Yes, I know there are so many others out there too that I have never heard of, this is the tip of the iceberg! Thank you and please stop in again….Bless you, Lori

  3. Wow Lori, I feel as though you really did stop by today. What a beautiful and creative post. It's amazing how these blogs connect us, in a mystical sort of way. Come back anytime…you are most welcome!!!
    Andie

  4. So glad you stopped by, Lori…and I'm just as pleased to be at your place tonight. Your post is so rich with gratitude! And that picture of the front porch is so inviting — don't you just want to sit in the warm sun and enjoy a cup of tea?

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