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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Which side of the Coin?


I am sure you have heard this: “There are two sides to every coin?

Most of us have been on both sides at one time or another.  

An employee/employer.  

Child/Parent….my favorite!  Sometimes around your parents, you feel like a twelve-year-old again.   Or when you get around your own children and they like to tease and make you feel like a very old woman!

 I have been a student, a public school teacher, a new mom, a homeschooling mom, a mom of public/private school teenagers, and a public school teacher, partially retired…in that order.  I have been on both sides of the coin, maybe several coins.  Often those coins were shiny…but sometimes very dull and scratched! Continue reading


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Seems rather timely…….

Brennan Manning

~Be Encouraged Today~



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Election Eve

As I sit here on “Election Eve” I am overwhelmed with the need to pray for our nation.  I have felt this for the last several months as have many of you.  As I pray this evening I am so saddened by the fact that our country is divided.  It feels like two separate nations on so many issues.

I pray our nation can be healed.  I pray our nation can learn to respect one another again.  I am old enough to remember a time when you could have differences of opinions and “agree to disagree”.   I pray our nation will remember our founding Fathers and how this nation was built.  I pray our nation can be the nation that God designed it to be.

I pray for the body of Christ.  I pray that WE can unite as one and not appear splintered in so many areas.  I pray that we will stop “shooting our wounded” and “casting stones”.  I pray that we can love unconditionally as Christ loves so that people will want to know “this Jesus” that we believe in and trust.


And I am reminded that it doesn’t matter the outcome….like it or not….I know that my God is still God.  He is still on the throne. And Jesus Christ is still coming again.

And that my hope…my only hope is:


~Be Encouraged Today

Isaiah 55_8-9