MEET INGRID

Thanks for dropping by! My front porch is always open.

TELL YOUR STORIES

Our stories matter. Can I help you share yours?

SPEAKING

Messages that equip, encourage, engage.

WRITING

So many words, so little time.

From my front porch to yours, you’ve found a safe space for sharing stories. Mine are wrapped up in faith, family, friendship — and books! How about yours? We’ll talk about all the things that matter, and a few that are just for fun.

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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday :: His Way Is the High Way

"It's my way or the highway." You've heard that phrase before, right? And maybe you've said it -- not always with words, but certainly with attitude. I know I have. One of the blessings of growing older (and there are many, trust me) is that experience teaches us a few things, even causes a mellowing of certain views, convictions and...

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Five Minute Friday :: His Way Is the High Way
FamilyGood Books

Is Contentment Out of Reach, or Simply a Destination?

“It was the best time of my life.” Dad’s nostalgia on a recent Friday evening carried him back through the 35 years he spent with Boy Scouts of America. Making it all the way to one badge short of Eagle Scout (a story he’ll tell with little prompting) set him up to spend over 20 years as a Scout leader. His loyalty and dedication earned him a...

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Is Contentment Out of Reach, or Simply a Destination?
Family

It’s All About Perspective :: Eyes That See

I just spent a week in San Diego. It's true, what they say -- San Diego has perfect weather and the scenery is breath-taking. In the middle of our vacation week, I learned that a dear man from our church fellowship had unexpectedly passed away. I had joined others in praying for his recovery from surgery earlier in the week. It wasn't meant to...

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It’s All About Perspective :: Eyes That See