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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.


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Stop the Madness and Pass the Green Beans!

Stop the madness! 

Do you ever feel like you want to shout this from every street corner or closest mountaintop?  

I have felt this way.  In fact, I still feel this way.

I know…all will be well.  God is good.  All the time.  And I truly believe that.  Even in the midst of all the craziness called life.

But sometimes I just want to scream.

I am a crazy woman, as this picture would indicate.  I played “farm girl” yesterday at my Uncle’s house and picked some produce from his gardens.  The green beans are still cooking in the crock pot.

Yep…. crazy woman alright!

Life is not perfect.  I have circumstances to deal with like everyone else.  Someone actually indicated to me the other day that my life was perfect and I had it “altogether.”

Untrue.

I don’t have it altogether.  I worry.  I cry.  I yell.  I sometimes say inappropriate things.

Then when I am picking green beans off the vine the Father reminds me that He is the vine, and  I am the branch.  And that I am in Him and He is in me.  

John 15:1-8

And that I don’t have to have it altogether because He already does.

And that I cannot do this alone, on my own.  Jesus Christ is the only thing I can ever depend on.  Alcohol, drugs, friendships, jobs, money, roles, careers…none of these things will hold me up.  

I will only get through life with my Jesus. He is my vine. And I don’t do this alone.

How about you?

Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy

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“Seaside Change” Finally!

This took a while. This is a unique book, almost “4 books in 1.” It is a novella with a 30-Day Devotional, Discussion Guide, and scripture references reaffirming our identity in Christ.

Formatting was the challenge, because the book contains lines for notes and reflection. But it is finished!

I have not blogged in a while, determined to complete this before my granddaughter’s first birthday. It was August 5, so I almost made it.

I hope to get back to blogging more on a regular basis, but I am working on Book 2 of the “Unexpected Gift Series”, TAKE HEART. I have goals….LOL

May you be encouraged today dear ones!

Tammy


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Reaching Down

I got to spend the week with my granddaughter and daughter in law recently.  I will openly admit I am totally smitten with this child.  I thought my own children taught me things…but this girl has already taught me plenty in ten months.

She is desperately trying to crawl.  When she has had enough she turns over on her back and waits for someone to pick her up.

I walked right by her the other night only to have my daughter-in-law remind me what she was waiting for.  I had walked past her and she had noticed.  It broke my heart when I realized she had be waiting on me.

I went back to her and her expression is one I will always remember.  I stood above her and put my hands out.  She got so excited.  Her sounds, her giggle, her expression is something that will stay with me forever.  

Is that how I act when the Father reaches down to pick me up?  Am I excited to be rescued out of the crazy position I have put myself in?

I do know one thing though, the love I have for this child does not compare to the love God has for His children.  He reaches down with love and cherishes His time with us more than we can possibly imagine…even more than I do with my granddaughter.

All this from reaching down and picking up our “Little Miss Sunshine.”  Trust me, I did not ignore her again.  

~Be Encouraged Today~


Tammy