Back Porch Blog Roll

Wisdom for the Week May 28, 2023

Click on the card below to enlarge and save: If you’re interested in reading an embarrassing story that taught me about the generosity of God, click here. Blessings to you all, my dear Back Porch visitors. I appreciate each of you more than you will ever know. I pray you are well acquainted with the…

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As the Butterfly Flutters By…

As the butterfly flutters by, I mutter to myself and sigh, Would not a gorgeous butterfly,Be more aptly named a flutterby?~ Mama Lava ઇଓ ͜ .·¨·. ͜ ღ I’ve always thought a butterfly would have been more aptly named a flutterby. Is anyone with me on this? Could it be that someone just made a…

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Four Friends and Four Recipes to Highlight

I’m sitting here feeling overwhelmed. And it is YOUR fault! You are responsible in the best way. I founded this Back Porch blog on hopes and prayers. I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered if I would have visitors. And you know what? You all have been the most unexpected blessings. You have visited,…

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Sweet Inconveniences

Do you like jelly beans? I admit to eating a bag every spring. Not the fancy ones; I’m not against the spice flavors, Jelly Bellies, or Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, but I prefer the plain ones. My favorite are Brach’s Jelly Bird Eggs. Is anyone with me on this? Which is your favorite flavor? I…

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Guardian Angels and the Electric Company

Guardian angels are like the Electric Company. When they do their jobs well, we never know it. Mama Lava I was thinking this awhile back, as I heard about another fire which was traced to negligence on the part of the region’s electric company. My response was to criticize because there have been many costly…

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A Different Sort of Mother’s Day Post…

This is going to be a different sort of Mother’s Day post. I prayed for something else – something more encouraging and uplifting. But God kept steering me back to this. It must be important. Everyday mother… There have been times in my life as a mom where I have had to stand with my…

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About Me

Hello, precious person! I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Mama Lava and I truly hope you find joy and encouragement on the pages of my blog. Papa Lava and I have been married since the early 1990’s. We have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. I love Jesus, my family, the beach, mountain air, and the opportunity to meet YOU through this platform. Thank you so much for blessing me with your presence, here on my extended Back Porch!

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