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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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Encouraging Fiction

The reading binge continues…I have an insatiable appetite right now for encouraging fiction, and Karen Kingsbury is meeting that need.

I completed the series, with the first, Angels Walking- A Novel .  A beautiful novel with Tyler, a baseball player, Sami, a one time girlfriend and Virginia, a precious resident at an assisted living facility.

Karen weaves the story of love, redemption, grace and forgiveness in such an beautiful way.  We are always entertaining “angels unaware”, and this author gives us a glimpse of what that looks like.

The second book of the trilogy, Chasing Sunsets, Karen Kingsbury continues with the expansion of the story of Marcus and Mary Catherine.  Both of these characters are friends of Tyler and Sami.  The angels are always on mission, and this book continues to show us the lives that the angels are needing to protect.

The third and final book, Brush of Wings, Karen continues to share the stories of each of the couples.  We also meet a young woman, Lexy, who is involved in a gang lifestyle that threatens her life, and the future that the Father has the angels protecting.

I love the way Karen allows us to peek behind the curtain at the angels. Ember, Beck, Jag and Aspyn, the angels throughout the series and in this third book,

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work together on this very important mission.

Karen always makes books easy to read and hard to put down.  These three were no exceptions.

I just finished Oceans Apart…paperback   or Oceans Apart- Kindle  so I will talk about it next time.

Until then, pardon me while I start another KK book!

~Be Encouraged Today

Tammy

 

 


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Weeds

I love growing flowers in my yard and I have way too many.  You can ask my husband who helps me water.

I don’t love growing weeds.  And evidently, they do not need water.

Weeds remind me of trials, tribulations, problems, just the icky part of life that sometimes walks right in and makes itself at home.  No water needed, no fertilizer or particular soil.  

So when I saw these weeds the other day at the edge of the creek the Father reminded me of a simple truth.

Sometimes those weeds can become pretty flowers.

Sometimes those things in our lives that bring us pain, frustration, and trouble can turn into the most beautiful part of our life.

I had to stop and think about that for a minute.   

Sometimes those weeds end up being the favorite part of our yard.

And all along I thought it was just a weed.

~Be Encouraged Today

Tammy


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It is SIMPLE…..Teachers: YOU make a DIFFERENCE!

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School has started.

I have been out of the profession for at least six years now. I know that I made an impact on some of my students’ lives over the years.

In spite of the struggles you face with the things that are so difficult these days, be encouraged as you teach another year.

Because

Once upon a time…

I was one of those students.

My parents divorced when I was in eighth grade and for many years before that had marital problems. I enjoyed talking to my teachers and doing well, but I struggled emotionally.

I had several teachers that spoke “life” to me.  Just like you do today.

I had a P.E. teacher who allowed me to be her assistant. She let me talk and she listened.  She was someone I admired and she encouraged me to believe in myself.

I had a science teacher who allowed me to babysit her son!  She knew that my “babysitting” jobs helped with our household finances, and she trusted me with her own child. She helped build my confidence.

These ladies made me want to teach. The Lord used them in my life go from “victim” to “victor”.

YOU do make a difference, and I thank you. I know it is difficult sometimes, I know that there are many reasons to complain, but you need to know that YOU are making a difference.

I applaud you. I know many of you feel “called” into the ministry of teaching. The law can say all it wants about God not being in schools….but He is there. HE is there because YOU are there. You love your students.

 

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~Be Encouraged Today~

May your frame be strengthened this year!!!

A “one time” junior high girl thanks you!

Tammy