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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Dig Into my Rest!

Evidently the squirrel my neighbor saw in our yard was digging like he was looking for buried treasure.  He might know something we don’t know about what is in there.

I watched another squirrel fight my bird house deterrent as if he was in battle.  No, it was most likely not the same because I have seen the quads working in tandem on several mornings.

They are young squirrels who argue in trees, chase each other and apparently enjoy digging quite a bit.

The Father spoke to my heart as I watched them.

“Dig In to my Rest.”

In the midst of all the chaos that has surrounded us for several months, in the midst of all the uncertainty that seems to be our future….

The Father reminded me that religion won’t hold me up.  Legalism won’t hold me up.  Political correctness or incorrectness won’t hold me up.  The government won’t hold me up.  

Nothing of this world will hold me up.

So we have to dig in.  Just like the squirrels that trust their digging will actually reap benefits.  They dig in without knowing the outcome.  They live their life, trusting their provider.

We have to trust that He is who He says He is…

We have to trust that He will do what He said He will do…

We have to trust that we are who He says we are…

We have to trust that His word is alive and active in our lives…

And We just have to rest in it all.

It feels weird, we don’t know the outcome, we honestly can not even make plans.

But, we can Dig In and 

Rest in Christ.

The squirrels may have if figured out after all.


I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. – Jeremiah 31:25

~Be Encouraged Today


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~The Ocean Series~ Beach Balls

Ah, you have finally settled down with a good book.  Sunscreen applied, hat tilted just right.  The waves are lapping against your chair and the sun is overhead.  The book you have been waiting to read all winter.  

Then you are viciously attacked by a flying beach ball!! Actually a kid just missed hitting it back to his brother.  It came out of no where! You dropped the book, turned over your iced tea, and yes….tipped your chair. Continue reading


~The Ocean Series ~The Mooring Rope

Since the weather has cooled off a bit and so many are soothed and encouraged by the ocean, I decided to share this series again.  The timing seems perfect.  Hope you are all well and safe.  We will get through this!

Have you ever walked past a dock where all the boats are moored? You can “hear” the mooring ropes as the waves hit against the boats. If the wind is strong or there has been a storm it is even louder. The pulling, stretching and pressure put on these ropes over time is strong.

Upon investigation, some of those ropes look very old and worn, yet they still maintain their strength. Even upon fraying, the rope that remains seems to be stronger than before. I suppose over time, and without the help of the boat’s owner, the rope will eventually break and need replaced or repaired.

Sometimes we feel like that old mooring rope. We are holding on, being thrown a little bit in different directions. We sometimes feel very frayed when a prayer that we have uttered for years doesn’t seem to be answered.

Can you relate?

But, as always, the boat’s owner repairs, replaces or strengthens the rope. Just like our Father. He offers repair, He offers strength and even replaces our faith with a renewal of faith.   And in the midst of the pulling, stretching and pressure…we get a little stronger.

So feeling like an old mooring rope might not be such bad thing.

~Be Encouraged Today~