The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop .  .  . maybe see what's showin' at the Grand .  .  .  . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?

February 18, 2018 - Msg 109274: HI. all
They that hope in the Lord will
renew their strength, they will
soar as with, eagles wings; They
will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.


February 18, 2018 - Msg 109275: What could I possibly hope to add to that? Thanks, Tom. --Romeena

February 18, 2018 - Msg 109276: Aww Boo, we love you and your family. I know a lot of families that are grappling with these same issues. My Sister in Law (my Wifes sister) has a Son who has announced his orientation quite a few years ago. The sad thing with him is that he is quite radical and loud about it (if you know what I mean) and always ends up in abusive relationships. He has been beat to a pulp on more than one occasion, always by his chosen partner. Then another Sister in Law who has a Daughter who came out years ago, who is also a bit loud about her lifestyle, although not quite as much. Her younger brother has confided to my oldest Daughter that he also is g@y but has not been able to tell his parents because of the pain he knows it will cause them. It's very sad because he is in his early 40's now. I know when I was a young feller and knew everything, I thought it was a learned lifestyle. And although there may be some situations where that is the case, anymore I think there is more to it than I can understand. I am so glad you are strong in your faith and your relationship with God. I know he can and will see you through this. Neither of my SIL's have that, and they are quite in a turmoil. And I am glad you able to come here and unburden yourself somewhat. I just wish we were all closer so we could share a group hug, because I bet you could use one.(......) That's the bast we can do I guess, and hold you up in prayer.

Love you Boo.


February 18, 2018 - Msg 109277: Tom, very nice message and a good sweep!
Prayers to all the Porcher`s in need.

February 18, 2018 - Msg 109278: Boo, not sure if you know who Pam Thum is but Google her and listen to some of her music...
Hope it gives you some comfort...And TOM that was a good one Buddy..My favorite.....G-F

February 19, 2018 - Msg 109279: Tom, thank you for that beautiful verse!
BOO-- my prayers for you also. One question tho,
do you think that she may have been 'taught' this in school? I think you mentioned that she is currently in a
public school, and i have heard that they really are pushing that a lot these days. There are also wide open TV show, such as that stupid Modern Family show that glorifies the lifestyle.
It is tough because besides the old testament,
there are also new testament verses about it.
I know that the following is very different, but I am currently sponsoring my sil in gamblers anonymous, and she is really making progress
overcoming her addiction!
OK, I'll shove my soapbox back under the porch.
As you know, I am currently in the Lenten season where we remember Jesus' 40 day fast in the desert, and we know that the Word says that some demons, (sins) are overcome only thru much prayer and fasting. Just a thought.
Many prayers for all,
Love you all,
MDC :)

February 19, 2018 - Msg 109280: Good Morning Gang ! breakfast menu: I-HOP on possum and I..Boo I will swing by and get a local news paper...who ever gets there first get us a big corner booth ! prayers ...SPOT

February 19, 2018 - Msg 109281: Yes, MDC, our culture really seems to be trying to push us into accepting it and I am sure the schools don't help, but there aren't any groups coming into the school or clubs, etc. I think mostly, it is just you said, TV, movies, music. You really cant get away from it anymore unless you move to the wilderness and off the grid. There are support groups that are helpful for some who don't want to live the lifestyle but they have to be at that point. I am a little afraid of the support groups because I think there are actual predators who attend to find vulnerable kids there. For now, Erin is telling me that it is what it is but that she loves God and wants his will for her life, without limits. In other words, she is leaving it up to God and is not saying she wont live a straight life in the future. She has enough faith to say that for some reason she has these feelings, doesn't hate herself for something she can't help, and is willing to say that God may use it. That may be hard to understand for those who aren't in our position, but I see it as very hopeful. I am considering starting a savings account for her future wedding..kind of a step of faith for me. We will see.

Thanks for the prayers and concerns!


February 19, 2018 - Msg 109282: Oh, and one other thing, MDC, that you might find comforting is that my sister, Susan, who prayers harder than I do and loves Erin so much, said that she feels sure that Erin will be ok. She really thinks this is a phase and that when she is grown there will be a man she will love. I hope so. She did tell me that she genuinely loved one her boyfriends last year but didn't have "those feelings" for him. I tell her I didn't have those feelings at her age, either, and that she shouldn't be surprised if they come later when the right man comes along. We are all different and go through changes. I was a very slow bloomer when it came to men. I didn't even really kiss a guy until I was out of college. I didn't do anything with a guy until I met Bruce and I was 27 by then. Its ok to be that way, but society pushes them into thinking they have to fit into a mold and that they should have all these feelings when they are young. It's crazy but we are trying to teach her without pushing her away. God will get us all through this but probably not without bumps and bruises. :)


February 19, 2018 - Msg 109283: Boo, it is so nice that your daughter came and talked to you about this. There are so many that never feel comfortable talking with there family because of the fear of being turned down or turned away. I have heard of people never talking with there family`s because of fear that there family will reject them. You are a wonderful Mom and keeping her in your prayers I think is very good.
Spot, breakfast menu sounds yummy!
You all have a Mayberry Day!

February 19, 2018 - Msg 109284: COLD (by our Phx standards) today. Very strong winds today as well! Our high tomorrow will be about 50, with a low tonight of 33. For us, that's dang cold.
Good race Sunday at Daytona! Nascar is off and running!
Well, back to the Olympics!

February 19, 2018 - Msg 109285: MDC, we are having very cold weather for us. Freezing last night and tonight. Last week was like spring and this week back to winter.Kind of crazy weather. Stayed in today and watching Olympics here also.

February 20, 2018 - Msg 109286: Yep, I agree Crazy Weather....Going to be in the 70’s today on my end of the porch, but I ain’t complaining..But I Sure ain’t OVEREXPECTING because I DO live in Ohio and it can change in a second!..(and it usually does)

MDC...Spring Training off and running, how do my Tribal Guys look?..They lost a few players to free agency but the pitching seems to be intact. Goodyear looks like a great place to hang out this time of the year!...


February 20, 2018 - Msg 109287: G-F---I have not had a chance to look over your Tribe as yet, tho i will miss your logo. Again, I have read
that most native americans had no problem with it,
and I dont want to get started on THAT issue!
It was cold here again today with a wind! Who's been messing around with the weather?? ha
I wonder what happened to Sterling and John Masters. Neither one has been around for quite some time. I sure hope all is OK.
ALL--please keep a lady named Joan Z in your prayers. She is a little widowed lady from church whom we have been helping with groceries, etc for a number of years. She entered the hospital recently with pneumonia, and I think it may 'take' her, but she knows the Lord, and has told me that she is ready to see Him! Thanks.
Regarding the Olympics ASA, I can sure understand your point; sooo much money involved regarding sponsors, etc. I cant really blame you for your position on them!
BOO--St. Susan may have a point. I will continue to pray.

Tonite's ep on ME-TV---just two words and ya all will know which one it was...Cymbal City! ha

February 21, 2018 - Msg 109288: FOR G-F: Blast from the past:

February 21, 2018 - Msg 109289: Morning all. 11 degree's on my end. Brrr!
Prayers for Joan MDC. And for Boo and her family.
I stumbled across this you tube video this morning. This feller is for sure a trained noticer. ALERT, If you don't like to see little bloopers of the show, don't watch it! There, y'all been forewarned. lol

They are finally doing the big switch over on the water today at work. It's BIG!


February 21, 2018 - Msg 109290: MDC...Great old clip...Maybe if they changed he’s name to “Chief Yahoo” he could stay?..

Asa, good clips too!..Fun to watch the inconsistencies, not to criticize but just to have fun finding them..Things were not so technical back then so they had to improvise a lot. It was neat to hear from Bruce Bilson Who was the assistant Director speak of these things she they interviewed him at Mayberry Days a few years back. Floyd did a podcast on it. (Maybe PH could find it)..

Asa, hopefully, No leaks No drips, No errors, and everything “flows” downhill for ya Buddy!.. haha

It’s 65 degrees at 8:30am and down to 32 by evening...CRAZY! But that’s Ohio for ya!


February 21, 2018 - Msg 109291: Rest in Peace, Reverend Billy Graham.

possum u.a.r.

February 21, 2018 - Msg 109292: Yes Possum, I just heard too. RIP Billy. Such a great man, I'm sure that God had reserved a special place in heaven for him!

February 21, 2018 - Msg 109293: He lived an amazing life did the Reverend Graham, and was a loyal Disciple to the end. He has graduated.

GF, The water is a flowing in the new line. Had to bleed off a lot of things but everything looks good for now buddy. They are already doweling the trench cuts and I think will be pouring concrete as early as tomorrow. Whew, this has been a job that has gone way smoother than I thought it would. Thank you Lord. Even the weather, until this weekend has cooperated. :)


February 21, 2018 - Msg 109294: HI ALL,
Boy, this "retirement thing" can sure keep one busy! I visited Joan in the hospital, went to yet another doctor appt, did some grocery shopping, attended a GA meeting as a sponsor, and did some housecleaning as we are having friends over this weekend!
Its time to hit MY wheeler! ha

February 22, 2018 - Msg 109295: Rest in Peace Billy Graham, he was a preacher for all.
Asa, thank you for sharing the video. I really enjoyed watching it.
MDC, It`s true retirement does keep you busy. The days go by so fast.
Take care Porch!


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