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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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~The Ocean Series~ A Change in Focus to What?

The “Ocean Series” began as an escape of sorts. So many people love the ocean and it becomes their “Happy Place”, especially in the dead of winter.  The ocean has always been a place of refuge for me much like the mountains are for some people.

BUT, for the first time in a very long time something else has taken me to my “Happy Place”.  Something else now occupies my mind with such joy that I can hardly stand it. My problems and issues still exist, but they don’t seem to require as much attention. Why you ask? Continue reading