Tag Archives: encouragement

Never Crack Open that Door

Never crack open the door of “worry”.

A crack is not enough, for the door will be forced open wider.

“Worry” will walk in with all its minions of frustration, fear, anxiety.

The intent is to rob you of your peace, joy, contentment and trust.

Closure is only possible with the word of God.

That is where I have had to dwell today.  I cracked the door open last night.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 

Plus so many more verses:

Matthew 6:25, 6:34, 13:22, 1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 38:9, 94:19, John 14:27, Proverbs 12:25,  Ecclesiastes 1:18, 11:10, Luke 12:22-23,  2 Corinthians 9:8, Mark 13:11, Revelation 21:3-4, Job 1:20-21, 19:25 

Close that door my friends!  And be encouraged today..no matter your circumstances.  Jesus is with you.

These Hands

I painted my nails for the first time in several months.

My hands

As I looked at my hands, wrinkles and all, I was reminded of my maternal grandmother, Grandma Fannie.

Grandma’s hands

She always had the most lovely nails. When I was a little girl, I use to spend the night with her. We would watch Lawerence Welk while eating popcorn, then paint our nails. She spent several years in a nursing home, and when I arrived she did not remember me, but she knew I could paint her fingernails. And that is what we always did.

My lovely Grandma

These hands remind me of the love my grandmother had for me, and the love I have for my granddaughter.

These hands remind me of the first time I held Norah.

These hands remind of life…the good, the bad and the ugly.

These hands have wrinkles and show I have lived.

These hands have been enveloped in the love of my husband’s hands and cradled my sons.

These hands have clapped at games and been thrown up in exasperation!

These hands have been cold, warm, and tense.

These hands have been burned, and hurt.

These hands have been raised in prayer and praise…to the one who loves me most.

These hands are full of love.

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy