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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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Births and Birthdays

Today our eldest celebrates his 32nd birthday. He was the child we practiced on. He was the one that was over protected and the one that we followed every single rule in child rearing. We barely let anyone even keep him when he was little. Poor guy.

But he is also the one who introduced us to “unconditional love.” We never understood it until he was born.

When the second was born, it was “he is two weeks old and we are going to be gone all evening!” In having the first son, we kind of learned what to do and not to do with babies. And our “unconditional love” understanding just deepened.

And even as I write this, I am giddy about the fact that we will have our very first grand baby in August. This little girl has already captured our hearts. I have her 20 week sonogram photo on our refrigerator. Of course it is the very first item on the front of this fridge..ever. I bet we end up devoting the entire fridge to her artwork! I also hear that being a grandparent is a lot more fun that having the original children!!

Aren’t you glad that the Father did not have to practice on us? He allows us to make our own decisions even when they are not the best for us. He never leaves us, and He is giddy about us. His unconditional love for us is simply indescribable.

I like that. As we celebrate the child, the now man,  that made us parents, I rejoice in the fact that the Father celebrates with us as well. 

Sometimes I forget that and Father God uses a birthday and a grandchild’s sonogram picture to remind me just how special He thinks we are…..

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy

 

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Love what you Do~Do what you Love

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Yesterday was my husband’s birthday.  I realized that I had not shared about his hobby on my blog before.  He is an artist and is very good, in my humble opinion 😉  His work is at http://www.southernillinoismercantileco.com  

He also has a Facebook page you are welcomed to check out and like if you wish…https://www.facebook.com/aaallgaierartwork/

I thought I would share a bit of his work.  I admit I am a bit biased…..but it is a joy watching him do something he loves. He loved to paint and sketch as much as I like to write.

These are just a few of his pieces.  Each piece is signed with:

1 Corinthians 10:31 “So then, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of [our great] God.” AMP

So love what you do, and do what you love…..I write, he paints and sketches. We will never be rich and famous….but we will always be content.

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy


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What? I have a 30 Year old Child?

 

Austin 3.5

No, my first born is just…3…0…………30?!?!?!?!?!

He was the little guy who first made me a Mommy. He was the first human being to really teach me what “unconditional love” meant. I thought I knew….then he was born. So when the second one arrived, I was prepared and understood how that love multiplied and didn’t divide. Continue reading