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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FaithSlice of Life

And Her Faith Was Made Complete

Three small "scholars" are buckled into my back seat, blue eyes peering at me from beneath straw hats and a bonnet. They are the oldest of my Amish neighbor's seven children. Our five-mile drive to their country school is quiet, my passengers answering questions in a whisper, smiling shyly at my image in the rear-view mirror. I tune in to a...

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And Her Faith Was Made Complete
Good BooksSlice of Life

Don’t Let ‘Good’ Crowd Out ‘Best’

So many good things are crowding their way onto my calendar this Fall. You, too? Conferences, writing opportunities, church events, festivals, garden harvesting, meet-ups with friends, trips to see my kids......then there's the reading and writing for the college course I'm taking. There's a crowd at my doorstep, and I have to decide who to...

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Don’t Let ‘Good’ Crowd Out ‘Best’
Slice of Life

Welcome September, With All Your Wind and Rain

I step onto the porch and breathe deeply of the morning mist. Gray mornings like this one, with their wind and rain, are a welcome relief from the intense sun and humidity of our Midwestern summer. I doubt I would be content in a climate that doesn't offer the changing seasons.  A place where the sun is always shining, where leaves never...

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Welcome September, With All Your Wind and Rain