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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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~~Devotions from “The Ocean Series” ~~ The Mooring Rope

Since apparently the groundhog saw his sweet little shadow, I decided to focus one of my favorite areas of all time…the ocean and all that goes with it. I hope this series encourages you!

 

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 I feel like that old mooring rope. I am holding on, being thrown a little bit in different directions. I sometimes feel very frayed when a prayer that I 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~

Tammy

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Talent

I thought I could paint and sketch….until I met my husband 40 years ago.  He has been retired for five years(UPS) and keeps very busy.  I am not sure retired UPS drivers know how to be still.  He has loved painting and sketching since he was a little boy. An empty nest and retirement have allowed him to work with the artistic talent/gift that the Father has given him.  I actually have some of his work in a retail store now(only took me 37 years to convince him)!

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The wonderful news is that we are all talented in something.  I truly believe that with all my heart.  You may not know what that talent is right now.  What do you love to do?  What do you do well?  When do you feel like you are doing the very thing you were created to do? Try and take some time and enjoy the talent you have been given…who knows what lies right underneath the surface?

Now excuse me while I go draw a stick figure!

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy