encouragement Category

Resist the Enemy, Not the Storm

Storms in life can feel like you are caught in a rip current; and the current is carrying you away from what is familiar. You may try to hold on to what (or who) is being pulled away, and you panic, setting your focus on the storm rather than the One who controls the storm. Big mistake! You can no more control a storm than you can catch the wind in your hand. But there is One, and only One, who can control the storm and is never caught off guard. You can be sure no storms come unless He permits it.

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Laughter is Good Medicine

Thank God for humor! Right? Sometimes I think my life is an episode of I Love Lucy. Just like Lucy, I often find myself in ridiculous moments. One year for Christmas my youngest daughter made me a gift of a decorated jar, filled with 365 notes of encouragement, one for each day of the year. […]

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Count it all JOY

Does it ever feel like things are not going the way you think they should? I mean, you are trying to do everything right and be a person of integrity, but it seems the Godless people are flourishing? Yea, I had a few minutes pity party for myself today. It only took a minute for […]

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Anger Management 101

Offense! It’s everywhere! We are a society offended by everything and everyone AND we want everyone to know about it. It’s the ol’ adage ‘misery loves company’. It is almost like someone placed an advertisement looking for miserable people and they show up by the busloads. (Oh, sorry, wrong post. Hope that didn’t offend you.) […]

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Lily of the Valley

I am sitting at my laptop and wanting to write a post to inspire and encourage. You ever have those moments where your thoughts are being so consumed with the love of God and you want to share it? Such love can not be contained. I can not put my thoughts into a single coherent […]

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The Quiet Times

  It’s in the quiet times… after I have grown weary of hearing my own voice and I no longer have any words left to speak, and I blow my snotty nose from crying,  I lay in bed with Bible in hand, searching… for that one word, one verse, something, anything to remind me He […]

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