Tag: encouragement

The Greatest Fear

“There’s nothing to fear but fear itself.” World English Dictionary fear— n 1. a feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by impending danger, pain, etc 2. a cause of this feeling 3. awe; reverence: fear of God 4. concern; anxiety 5. possibility; chance: there is no fear of that happening 6. for fear of…

When God Shows Up

This was an old posted note on my Facebook page that I had completely forgotten about.  Not a coincidence that I stumbled across it.  I needed a fresh reminder today: Okay, so today was a really tough day. Losing a pet is never easy and we’ve had our share. The price of owning a pet…

Reflect and Resolve

Every year seems to pass by with things “I intended to do” and didn’t get done. Pictures in Rubbermaids, rooms that need painting, shelves that need cleaning. I’m not REALLY a procrastinator, though I sometimes wonder if I don’t see myself very clearly. The mirror doesn’t lie, so why should I? I know what I AM… *A…

ThanksLiving

It’s a season of thanksgiving and many are posting on Facebook what they’re thankful for each day.  I haven’t had the time to sit down and do that every day, but I am pondering this… Does this conscious attempt to be thankful contribute to the general sense of joy we feel through the holidays?  I believe that a thankful heart is…

Pick up a penny…

It was several years ago that I heard a statement that I can never seem to get out of my head and my heart (not that I want to!).  My husband preached a sermon on compassion and had given every family in the congregation a token reminder of this principle: “Every Person Matters” He had…