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Encouragement for Today

55 and Thankful!

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This week I celebrated 55 years of life.

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Where did time go? At least I bet my momma is saying that! I know that when I look at my grown children I say that almost every single time.

It is funny, and I know many of you feel the same way. My brain says I have not really aged, but my body says otherwise.

This ‘ole earth suits wear out. They were not designed to live forever on this planet, yet mine serves me well. I have a couple of worn out hips from arthritis, but for the most part I simply cannot complain.

But I am happy to say I am content and no longer broken.

Two years ago I was broken. I was not myself. I had not followed the Father’s plan and chose to stay in a job that I should have left three years earlier. I felt like I was at the bottom of a really deep pit and was not getting out. I would reach out for Jesus, and I knew He was there…but I was not hearing from Him. I was letting too many things get in the way.

I knew that is where I was…but never more so than now…when I am no longer there. I am no longer broken and busted. My spirit has been renewed.

I don’t have a retirement plan…but I am so rich.

I hear again. I see again. I feel again. I am free to be who God designed me to be.

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Several people have noticed a marked change in me over the last two years and I am grateful as He continues to confirm over and over that listening to His still small voice is always better than ignoring it.

So…I am grateful for 55 candles. I am grateful for life….life more abundantly.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

IN CHRIST ALONE

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

TSA

*NIV Bible, personal pictures, graphics

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Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 56 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 40 years, married 37 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. We have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. It wasn't always easy, and I like sharing some insights from those "mommy" and "teaching" years. I also want to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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