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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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~The Ocean Series~ Beach Umbrellas

Most of the time when we make the track down to the beach to sit oceanside, we take our beach umbrellas.  And I have taken many pictures with the ones that match lined up on the beach like students in the line to go to the cafeteria. And I especially love to see all the different colored ones splattered against that shoreline.

But more times than I care to count…the beach umbrella gets caught by a gust of wind….and there is goes, tumbling over itself like it was a tumbleweed in the desert! My husband thought he had turned it far enough in the sand to stay, but alas….it is never enough! Even the pros have trouble with the right gust!

It is like living the Christian life.  It is never enough!  You can press in, work harder, lead VBS, feed the hungry, have daily Bible studies, sing in the choir…and it would never be “enough.” Continue reading

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~The Ocean Series~ Beach Sand

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You made it.  There it is…the ocean, the beach, vacation!!!  Half the fun of vacation is the anticipation of it.  You grab your bag, cooler, umbrella, towels, chair and the trek begins to sit right in front of those delightful waves with a book you have been waiting all year to read.  It looks like a mile away, but you will make it!

Then….Don't Be Deceived.....

Your sandal clad feet it the sand and…….ouch!  That beautiful sand has become a conduit.  How could this gorgeous sand be so miserable?  The white sand that we were walking on last year was cool and comfortable. But this is not the same sand….Deception.  There are times when something beautiful can really be harmful and disturbing.  Let’s not forget the garden.  And let’s not forget there were two trees there..  

 

 

 

 

Even something that we think is really good can take us away from the beauty of the Father.  We get busy with those “good” things and we miss our time with Him.  Don’t be deceived into thinking that what you do brings you closer to God or that it makes Him love you more. Your works don’t make Him love you more or less. Genesis 2_9

Been there, done that….

So next time we are near the beach, I will most certainly check out the temperature of the sand before we venture forward!!

~Be Encouraged 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