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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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George Bailey

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It’s that time of year…one of our favorite Christmas movies..”It’s A Wonderful Life”is being watched by many.

Remember when George was a little boy? He saved his brother and gave up hearing in one ear and future dreams when Harry came back from college. But he also saved someone else’s life….the pharmacist, Mr. Gower.

Mr. Gower lost his son and ended up filling an incorrect prescription. George did not deliver the medicine, knowing that they were incorrect. And Mr. Gower hit his bad ear. And George took it and said he understood. He kept the secret…and saved Mr. Gower’s career.

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You know the story….

Sacrifice.

Nothing but sacrifice. He laid down his life for those he loved and cared for…and he did it over and over throughout his entire life.

George was human and it all kind of piled up on him, like it has many of us. And the Father reached out to prove how wrong George was about his wasted life…

I believe He still does that friends. If we just listen. He loves us, we are valuable. Christ laid down His life for us….so we might live.

Maybe that’s why “It’s a Wonderful Life” resonates with so many of us.  We understand how George felt, and we rejoice when we see just how much he is truly loved.

That kind of love, that kind of sacrifice….is JESUS.

 

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~Be Encouraged Today
Tammy
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Smudges

Do you remember the character from the Charlie Brown series that was called “Pig Pen”?  He seemed to have somewhat of a smile on his face and smudges of dirt all over his clothes and face.  He also had a cloud of dust that was surrounding his legs and feet.pig pen

Isn’t that a perfect example of how we all feel right now?  The smudges are all of our “normal” pressures that go with living this life on planet earth.  Everyone is going through some kind of issues.  We have illnesses with loved ones, know of friends and family with no jobs, cancer, divorces, family pressures…the list goes on.

Those are the smudges all over us.

Then add the worldwide pandemic and unrest, the national issues on top of all of that…

That cloud of dust that follows Pig Pen around is there with all of us.

The Father has been leading me to several passages of scripture lately.  And basically they all say….”Keep your eyes off the smudges, because if you rub them they just get worse, they won’t always go away.  Keep your eyes on the Father and the source of those battles, they are not what you think.”

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I think the cloud and smudges are not going any where honestly.  So we have a choice…where does our focus need to be?  I know that I need that reminder over and over.

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May you be encouraged with that reminder today.

~Tammy~


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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