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Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes

How to Love Your Neighbor & The Value of the Front Porch

July 15, 2020 |
Love your neighbor (and the value of a front porch)

I love a front porch. I don’t have one, but when we move again, I have told my husband the front porch is a priority. Oh, and it must have rocking chairs! 

I desire a front porch more than a swimming pool.  

I don’t want a front porch with rocking chairs because I am getting old, but because the front porch is an invitation. 

Growing up, I remember the front porch was a place where family and friends gathered to talk about daily events, sip some iced tea, and enjoy the sounds of children laughing and playing until dark in the neighborhood. As times have changed and families have become so much busier and seemingly more inwardly focused, we have lost the value of the front porch. 

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How do you fight an invisible moster?

How Do You Fight Your Invisible Monster?

Life has been crazy for the past few weeks. COVID-19 has seemingly taken over all our lives as we listen each day to the numbers of new cases and how many have succumbed to this virus. At first, I was glued to the television,…

May 6, 2020
renovating my heart

Renovating My Heart

Winter is losing its grasp, and Spring is finally upon us! It feels like winter grows longer and longer, but I am so thankful for this new season. My husband and I are ready to start a renovation project in our upstairs bathroom. I…

March 18, 2020
Finding Peace

Finding Peace in His Presence

Life isn't easy, but let's be real, worry and fear don't help. Sheila shares four keys to finding peace in this post...…

January 15, 2020
Let's talk about true beauty

True Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Have you ever struggled with your self-image? True beauty is more than skin deep. Sheila is sharing her personal journey with true beauty in this post.…

November 20, 2019
Confessions of a self-centered prayer...

Confessions of a Self-Centered Prayer

Sheila Rhodes is on the blog getting candid about prayer. But not just that, she's sharing five facts that can help you put your prayer life on solid ground.…

September 18, 2019
Perception & Blessings with Sheila Rhodes

This Is Why Perception Matters

I love flowers! Now that summer is here; I love seeing all the flowers in the landscaping of my next door neighbor’s yard. After a long and cold spring, the flowers have finally all returned from their long winter’s nap. They even seem to…

July 17, 2019
Facing new seasons of life with Jesus

Facing New Seasons of Life with Jesus

Spring is upon us and in full bloom. With spring comes hope and renewal, a brand new season filled with new opportunities. Outside my living room window, there is a stunning double-blossomed cherry tree full of gorgeous pink blooms. The tree is exceptionally beautiful…

May 15, 2019
What God taught me about forgiving others through betrayal

What God Taught Me About Forgiving Others Through Betrayal

I thought I could trust her. She was my friend and my confidant. We shared everything. It still stings, but betrayal always does.  In my heart, I was crushed because the place where I had been able to be myself for years was no…

March 13, 2019
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When a New Year’s Resolution is Not Enough

Happy New Year! To all those who made New Year’s Resolutions, I hope they are going well. Personally, I decided not to make any resolutions this year because honestly, I needed to do something deeper and more meaningful than to say I was going to lose weight or…

January 16, 2019
When life gives you lemons make lemonade with Jesus

When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade With Jesus

There is a saying, “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”. Well, my life has been filled with lemons lately, but I’m choosing to make lemonade. Have you ever gone through a season in your life where you are tired physically, emotionally and spiritually?…

October 1, 2018