The Front Porch

My maternal grandparents lived in a small town in a modest house built with their own hands. Delicious meals were cooked in their country kitchen and were shared with anyone who was hungry. In the evenings you would find them sitting on their porch drinking lemonade and speaking to anyone who happened to be walking down their street.

My grandparents knew that this was the only way to get to know someone. Conversation was where change happened.

Transformational conversation demands deep listening skills. It is a give and a take. It is characterized by truly being with one another. It is grace.

May we remember that transformation happens in the midst of conversation and often begins on the front porch sipping a glass of lemonade.

  1. How have you experienced change through conversation?
  2. In your experience, where and how does transformation happen?

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Written & Spoken by Brian Shiveres
Music by Little Glass Men
Footage by VideoBlocks
Edited by Jim Kast-Keat

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