Author Archives: TinaLBPorter

About TinaLBPorter

I write poetry and blog at www.tinalbporter.com. And I'm thrilled to be writing with you.

Dear Daughters

I have a new post up at my new blog and I invite you to review it at Ugly Pies and Crooked Hats.  Here’s an excerpt: “As I raked, cursing at the leaves and at my own guilt that propelled … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Grace, Gratitude, Life, Parenting

New Blog! New Blog!

I’m so grateful to those of you who have followed this blog in the past.  I’m leaving this blog up, but all of my new stuff will be on my new site.  Please feel free to subscribe to that site … Continue reading

Posted in writing

Emergency Music: Or, How I got out of “The Game”

I don’t ask you to listen to music if you don’t want to, I just ask you not to poop on my party in the meantime. Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Music, Religion | 1 Comment

My parents, my heroes

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
This week is over for me. Tomorrow I get on a plane back home to my kids, my cats, my husband and the snow–most of which I am thrilled about.  And yet, I leave my…

Posted in Grace

Happy. Wealthy. Awed.

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Today is a work-at-home day, so I was allowed to watch my youngest as she waited for the bus.  I stood on the other side of the window, in my bathrobe, holding a less than…

Posted in Grace

Today, a prayer, I think

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Okay, God.  I’m listening.I sat in the sun and ate dumplings yesterday and the wind blew over and through me, much as it did that day I stood on a ridge near an old, old…

Posted in Grace

A god of lesser things?

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Can it be that I have a 12-year-old child who does not know how to make a bed?  Oh, yeah, she is my child.  A Gemini, too.  Bed-making has never been an issue for me–and…

Posted in Grace

“Can I Pray for You?”

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
So, I noted in my last post that I’ve been under a black cloud the last few days.  It’s been a rough patch here, and, as if the death of a friend/mentor/church leader and my…

Posted in Grace

The mess of righteousness

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
Yesterday was a mess in so many ways and I won’t detail them all here.  But the day’s messes left me wondering: What are we owed?  When we choose a church community, when we live…

Posted in Grace

On doubt, faith, and God’s cell number

Originally posted on Long thoughts:
We planned on sleeping in a little on Saturday.  We silly humans who make plans.  And the cats say “ha!”  My big fluffy tiger cat sat by my closed door and whined loudly for attention…

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