Category Encouragement

Snakes, a Spoon, and the Change of Seasons

Last Monday morning I woke up at 3:37am in a hot sweat, heart racing, short quick breaths of terror.  Whoa, what a nightmare. I have one of the most amazing gifts, a vibrant imagination.  It allows me the opportunity to visualize incredible things, in 360 degree 3D virtual reality in high definition detail.  It’s likely […]

Gift of Gentleness

In this life we will have pain and suffering, times when our vulnerabilities will be like exposed nerves, exceedingly sensitive and susceptible to deep damage. In the moments we are most assailable, one of the greatest gifts we can receive is the gift of gentleness.  Gentleness recognizes the rawness of the pain and hurt, strength […]

PEP UP for Joy Post-it Challenge

Today is the National Day of Encouragement!!!!! I have a personal challenge for all of us in hopes of spreading encouragement far and wide, while at the same time refreshing ourselves with sweet joy. PEP UP for Joy Post-it Challenge It’s simple.  Grab some post-it notes. Write a short note of encouragement, thanks, or appreciation. […]

Precious Treasure, Jar of Clay

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”  2 Corinthians 4:8 (NIV) In the days of our lives we face fatigue, pain, criticism, stress, frustration, and disappointment.    Hard pressed, perplexed, persecuted, and struck down. Our perishable flesh is […]

Sowing through Trials and Tears

Some seasons in life are hard; really, really, really, hard.  Those times when our patience, our faith, our stamina is tested by struggle, by suffering, or by temptation.  Seasons of long tedious days and short restless nights, marked by worry and stained by stress. One of the biggest temptations during seasons of suffering is to […]