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Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

~The Ocean Series~ Sand Castles

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Sand….good qualities out weigh the bad (as long as there are not cats around). Our family always loved building sandcastles.  One year we all worked hard to make a fort full of castles. It had a moat, and a draw bridge over that moat! It took all day and we all put our hearts in to it!

People walked by and admired it. Some chatted, others took pictures. This was a FORT.sandcastle-beach_300

Looking at our finished work with pride, we decided it was time for dinner. We did not really want to leave, we wanted to protect it. But the reality of its disappearance was in the future and we all dreaded it.

We came back from dinner and took a walk on the beach to see if the fort had survived. It had…it was intact! There was hope!

The sun began to set. “Maybe it will be here in the morning” one son said. “Yeah, I know it will…we worked so hard! Uh-oh!

But the fact was simple. The foundation was not firm. It was not secure. It was fragile. It would not stand and sand shifts.

The next morning we did not hurry to go down to our spot. We knew what we would not find the fort. It was gone. The fort did not stand.

The boys decided a different approach when we got home. Two weeks later there was a fort, built out of popsicle sticks, glue and rocks…on the concrete patio at our house. We finally had to convince them to take it down…because it wasn’t coming down any other way, rain was not in the forecast.

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy

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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 58 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 42 years, married 38 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in August!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is 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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