Category Archives: 31 Days of Encouragement

Don’t Be Small

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I believe is every woman’s tendency to enter any new social situation (and even many old ones) with one thing on our minds. It’s not because we’re prideful, most of the time. What we’re usually … Continue reading

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Inspiring Women: Meet Miss Debbie Austin

Today, I’d like to introduce you to someone. This is Miss Debbie. She’s actually Mrs. Debbie Austin, but “Mrs.” is too many syllables to use in America, so we call her Miss Debbie. And also because she looks like she’s … Continue reading

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Letting Go of What You Shouldn’t Carry

It’s been said that pain is good for us. It is our signal that *something* is wrong. After I was reminded of the Lord’s call, “Come to me, all ye who are weary,” last night, I thought through the rest … Continue reading

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Anything In Your Life You Just Can’t Do?

This is a tiring season of life for me. It’s been about … 3 years long so far, I think. As I drove down the road the other day, one of the burdens suddenly became more than I could bear. Tears slipped … Continue reading

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Be Patient! Strengthen Your Hearts!

This verse was part of my reading this morning: “You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.” James 5:8 I had to dig in, so headed over to crosswalk.com. This is a great … Continue reading

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Make Something Beautiful!

I think it was about a week ago when I first was introduced to my new friend, Cole, from Simply Created by Cole. You’ve got to go see all of the fun things she makes by clicking that link above! … Continue reading

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Good News!

Couldn’t we all use some good news?   Good news is exactly what Jesus said He came to bring. The word “gospel” actually means good news. How often do we fall into the trap of feeling our Christianity is another set … Continue reading

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Today’s Encouragement: Unplug

For today, sweet friend, might I encourage you with the message I’m hearing from the Lord? It’s going to be a challenge, and I almost think I might be able to accept it … (weak smile) My husband surprised me … Continue reading

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First Things First – A New Look at Quiet Time

In a previous post, I talked about the need we mamas have to put on our own oxygen masks *first.* You can read more about that thought here. Basically, if we don’t care for ourselves, those around us are going to … Continue reading

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A Prayer for You

Today, might a prayer bless you? “For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making … Continue reading

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