Moving Out

20 Apr

My Take

DiVoran Lites

It’s Spring. I can start moving my morning devotions onto the porch. It’s a semi-cluttered space, but there’s still room for a table, chairs, and two wheelable storage items to store books and art supplies in. I also have a spiffy green wagon full of gardening tools. 

Can you find the cat?

We may yet have a few cold days when I’ll have to roll it all back inside, but by the first of May, good Lord willin ’and the crick don’t rise, I’ll be able to leave it on the porch until the first of November. Bill has a plastic set of drawers he isn’t using so he loaned it to me to keep the humidity out of my Bibles, my hymnal, and my journal. 

This next one is my fun cart where I can find pens, pencils, crayons, and a small paint set.

I’ll have to move back into the house about the first of November, but that’s a nice long time to be outside and I’m looking forward to it. We have recently replaced our porch lights and it is now as light as daylight. Now, I can go out and enjoy the porch if I happen to awaken before dawn. 

Bill and I spend plenty of time together. We stop to visit in the kitchen or any of the rooms in the house. We have good talks at the dinner table, and we go on errands together. One of us stays in the car so as not to add to any crowds.  We each have things to do alone that we cherish. At this moment he is exercising his shoulders and knees. He has had at least fifteen surgeries since he retired twenty years ago. Shoulders, knees, hernias, eye surgery, you name it…but like the energizer bunny he just takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. We thank God every day for taking such good care of us.  

I started morning devotions about fifty years ago when Bill worked at the Space Center. While he listened to the Bible on a portable tape player on his way to work, and the children watched Captain Kangaroo on the black and white T. V. set we had.  I sat nearby and tried out different ways of keeping up with what the Lord was doing in my life. 

At that time, Peter Lord was our pastor and with his beloved wife, Johnnie, and the church staff and he urged us to spend personal time with the Lord. He published a small journal that helped us know what to look for when we were seeking the Lord. I started with that. Now there are hundreds of books that help with personal devotions. Our present church has the small Upper Room available for us every two months. It’s a small booklet, but we do like to read it every day and look up the scriptures given there.

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”

One Response to “Moving Out”

  1. Onisha Ellis April 26, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

    Enjoy your beautiful porch! I look forward to a nice long visit there once this crisis has passed.

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