Category Encouragement

Afflicted by Assumptions, Mended by Love

Have you ever had someone make an assumption about you?  Have you ever made an assumption about a person or a circumstance in your life?  An assumption that troubled your mind, brought emotional struggle, or impaired a relationship? I have been doing some writing in my journal about assumptions.  One of the definitions for the […]

Never Left Alone

Have you ever heard the saying, “the very thing you are avoiding is exactly what you need”? Today,  I do not want to write.  Not these words.  Not this topic.  I would rather let this wave crash upon the shores of the beach and roll back out to sea, waiting for more favorable conditions.  This […]

Clothed with Strength & Dignity

Does Proverbs 31 ever feel like an unreachable, unattainable standard? I struggle with the thought of even being able to achieve one of the verses in this segment of scripture entitled “The Wife of Noble Character”, let alone live up to the culmination of the full passage. Yet, this is a portion of scripture that […]

Preparing in Prayer

Oswald Chambers once said, “There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.” This past weekend I had the honor of speaking at a women’s retreat that was hosted by my church.  It was an incredible experience to have […]

PEP UP Post-it Challenge

Happy National Day of Encouragement!!! Today I ask you to join me in the PEP UP for Joy Post-it Challenge 1 day, 3 Post-it Notes to create an explosion of encouragement in our world. It’s simple.  Pick three people in your life – your spouse, your kids, your colleagues, your teachers, your students, your boss, […]