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

Life Badges


 I have missed writing each week as I have missed you!  I truly wonder how I ever worked a full-time, 40+ hour a week job!

We head six hours south every chance we get to see our first grandchild.  She has most certainly captured our hearts.  She is 7 weeks old and time is going faster with her than it did with our own sons. Could it be because it is not day-to-day with her and just cuddling and loving when we see her?  

Our 40th H.S. Reunion is coming up next month and I am on the committee.  Didn’t we just graduate?  I was insecure and certainly did not know Christ like I know Him now, but I am grateful for all the experiences that made me who I am today.

Ah, and the book.  I am doing the “read aloud” now.  I am also checking out prices on publishing an actual paper bound book, in addition to the publishing on Amazon.  Not a publisher per say, just someone who will print it locally.  What a process! I am almost at the point where I am just going to hit “send” and be done with it so I can put my second book together.  It is a devotional.

So, as I celebrated another birthday this month(58)….I thank God for all He has done for me and continues to do.  I have decided not to complain about wrinkles and aging.  Wrinkles are now called “life badges” in my book.  And I am proud of each and every one of them!

We can celebrate each day because of Christ, and of course…. be proud of those “life badges.”

~Be Encouraged Today~


Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 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 44 years, married almost 41 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 2018!! 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, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

10 thoughts on “Life Badges

  1. Congratulations on becoming a grandma. My first grandchild is due in January. I’m told it will change my life and my heart. 🙂 I didn’t realize you were writing a book. Quite the journey…something else we have in common. “The Book” that feels like “my baby” that is all consuming. Look forward to see your book in print! Praise the Lord for His creativity breathing into these cracked vessels!

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    • Oh Karen! I am so grateful that the Father uses us, indeed our “cracked vessels.” My book is ready, but like you it does feel like a “baby”, and someone may think that “baby” is ugly! LOL But the Father has been very patient with me. I keep hearing that still small voice over and over….it is not about you Tamara!! So, it is going to be on Amazon soon. And becoming a grandma is like nothing I ever expected. Oh yes, people told me over and over how it would change my life and heart, but I truly had no idea to the degree in which that would occur. If our children were the rainbows, the grandkids are the pot of gold! I am so excited for you and cannot wait to hear from you once the baby gets here! Take care and have a wonderful week!!


  2. Yes and I’ve missed reading your posts as well. Wondered how the book was going, thanks for the update! Keep lovin’ on that grandbaby too. ❤ they grow up so fast.

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  3. Ah, what lovely projects you have!


    • Thank you for stopping by Carol! Hope you are well. I have the goal to publish before Thanksgiving. Keeping Little Miss the week before after traveling south! She is keeping me motivated to complete the good work that He began! Take care!

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