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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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2019 Natural

2019

What comes to mind when you see that year?


Coming out of 2018 brings to mind many things in each of our lives.  Of course getting our first grand baby was a the most incredible thing for us this year…well for any year actually!

I also published my first book.  It felt like a very long pregnancy (25 years) and a “labor of love.”

But we have also dealt with family health issues, personal health issues, crisis times and other things like many of you.

It is life. Some years are indeed better than others. I hate to burst any bubbles out there, but it is guaranteed that in this world we will have troubles…..(John 16:3)  But we know Christ brings us peace, we can take heart, for He has overcome.

My husband said something this morning that sounds so simple.  Yet, if we really take it apart it is really pretty profound.

Natural.

Let it all be natural.

Don’t try to make things happen. Quit working so hard. Just be. Rest in Christ’s peace, grace and love.  Let it flow.  

I have used the illustration before about a glass of soda.  If you pour into it, the fizz overflows over the top of the glass and onto the table. And there is still soda left in the glass!

  If we allow Jesus to “fill us up,” He will overflow onto all those around us and still be in the glass to take care of us.

Naturally.

Happy 2019!

~Be Encouraged Today

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It is Finished! Amazon Publishing I am on my Way!

Hey there friends!

I am taking a little break from my blog for a couple of weeks.  I finally finished my book, “The Unexpected Gifts” or “Unexpected Gifts” .  I keep going back to the second as the title.  I have completed another proof read, and now going back to update and edit…again 🙂

It is amazing how many things I had to change because of dialogue, time, tense.  Whew.  It will never be perfect, but hopefully good enough that you will want to read it non-stop!

So, until then…..Unexpected Gifts Ebook Cover-3My 30-year-old goal to write a book and publish it is almost completed.  I will be self publishing on Amazon if anyone has any tips and prayers, I would appreciate them!!

~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