Category Encouragement

Here Have Some Pie

“Here have some pie!” My husband Eric’s response to the question, “what would you like your spouse to say to you more often?”, was “Here have some pie.” The uniqueness of his response has made it very easy to recall this specific question from a devotional for couples that we were working through, even though […]

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Sustaining Grace

The alarm hasn’t gone off yet. Eyes remain unopened. Movement begins in the mind. Oh no, it’s morning already. I’m not ready for this day. I am so worn out. I can’t handle what may be ahead. Please not yet. No more twists or turns or setbacks or disappointments. This is just so hard. Eyes […]

National Day of Encouragement: Letters of Love

Today is the National Day of Encouragement!!! Today is a day for celebrating, a day that reaches to the heart of PEP UP for Joy. Passionate Encouragement and Prayer Uplifts People spreading JOY! To give encouragement is to give compassion, give confidence, and give courage.  It is an opportunity to recognize and affirm those incredible […]

What I Need To Hear Today

You are a beautiful treasure! You are a precious gift! Please don’t turn away. Please don’t brush this off. Please don’t glaze over this quickly. Let these words mist upon you and soak in deep to those dry places. These words don’t come from a place of perfection or mountain of accumulated attainment of great […]

Forgiveness and Freedom

Have you ever felt like you should do something, but it sounds a little crazy and a little scary in your head? You know the thing that makes you doubt your own thoughts and sanity? From the moment you think the thought, you start telling yourself, no…that’s just crazy. So I am having this go […]