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Recognizing My Daughter Today

It is National Daughter’s Day

I am recognizing my sweet daughter for National Daughter’s Day.

I love you Kiddo. Your heart is a sweet and gentle one. You are fun loving and I just love your sense of humor. You always know how to make me laugh at just the right times.

God has special plans for your life and although it is busy now and isn’t always easy for you, one day it will all be worth it.

I love you Katarine!! You make me proud to be you momma!

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Honoring Mothers Today

To the moms who are struggling today (for the many various reason there are), I want you to know you are loved for the gentle spirit you are.

You are special for the million tiny things you do, that no one sees, and you are beautiful because God made you so.

Today is the day we honor you as a mother, but it doesn’t stop with today.

As a mother, we know you are important every day of the week and every month of the year.

Take some time today to just breathe and know, despite the lack of possible acknowledgement, you are important and you are special!!

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We Are Loved By The One Who Created Us

Fundraiser For Transforming Love Ministries

Transforming Love Ministries / My Grace Is Sufficient Fundraising T-Shirt. This is a beautiful Women’s Ministry and I will be donating all profits from the sale of this shirt directly to this ministry. To learn more about them click on @transformingloveministries.org. They have their 2nd annual Transforming Love Ministries She Steps Forward With Grace Women’s Conference coming March 26-28, 2020. Tickets and Reservations become available Oct 1, 2019. Please consider ordering your shirt today!!! Help me support this amazing Ministry. Price is $25.00 (s/h not included) or $30.00 (s/h included). To order, leave us a message with your name, email, address, shirt style (regular style or ladies v-neck), and size (v-neck runs small, increase by one size). We Accept PayPal @HL&E Designs.

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Ladies Love Never Fails V-Neck T-Shirt Available

Love Never Fails 1 Cor 13:8 V-Nect T-shirt

This shirt comes in a variety of colors. Mint Green, Scarlet Red, Raspberry, Red, Tahiti Blue, Banana Cream Yellow, Heather Gray, and Dark Gray. The sleeve monogram is free. You simply need to provide your monogram letters (first, last, middle initials). When ordering these shirts, they run small, so be sure to increase your size by one size. These shirts can be worn year round. Price $30.00 (S/H Included)

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Love Never Fails 1 Cor 13:8 V-Nect T-shirt

This shirt comes in a variety of colors. Mint Green, Scarlet Red, Raspberry, Red, Tahiti Blue, Banana Cream Yellow, Heather Gray, and Dark Gray. The sleeve monogram is free of charge. Price $25.00 (SE Virginia Residents who do not require shipping).

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Encouragement Today

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Today’s Encouragement is to remind you no matter what your circumstances are, no matter how good or bad they are, God can use you to share His word and encouragement with others.

It is our responsibility to take the ugly and turn it into a positive. God wants us to look and lean on Him for strength and wisdom.

Bloom where you are planted.

Do not fall into the trap of letting your circumstances define you. We all go through trials in our lives, but chose to rise above your circumstances and allow God’s Love to shine through you.

With God’s guidance, we can turn our difficult situations into positive ones while allowing Him to be seen through the eyes of others.

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Small Things Have Bigger Meanings

Encouragement Today

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My friend, “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”Author Unknown.

I am completely exhausted and my brain has shut down, but I liked the meaningfulness behind these words.

I am praying I can get some sleep tonight. If I can, I will be able to write a “real” post tomorrow.

Happy Saturday!
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Loving Yourself Takes Courage

Encouragement Today

11C504C7-004F-4D37-BA7B-B55649037A64Today’s Encouragement is to inspire you to have the courage to love yourself enough to set up healthy boundaries.

Boundaries are not always  negative conditions placed upon someone, but can be helpful and inspiring as well.

In order to maintain your strength and your mental stability, it is crucial you take some time to take care of yourself. 

Here are a few questions to ask yourself to determine if you have the appropriate boundaries set in place. 

  • Do you focus on others to the point you are too exhausted to do anything for yourself?
  • Do you want to exercise, but have occupied your time with others to the point there is no time in your  day to do this for yourself?
  • Do you spend so much of your time accommodating the emotional needs of others, that you have learned to dismiss your own emotional needs?
  • Do you remember when the last time you watched “your” favorite tv show or read “your” favorite book? Mom’s, children’s books do not count (said with smiles).
  • Do you even have a favorite tv show a favorite author any more?
  • Do you have favorite music you like and if so, when was the last time you listened to it?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself. I am sure if you took the time to think about what you love and what you like, you would be surprised what you have learned to sacrifice for the sake of taking care of the other people in your life.

However, My Friend, it is crucial for you to think about, “Where do “you” fit into your day?”

Think about this for a minute, there is a reason why when you fly on an air plane and the flight attendant tells you to place your oxygen mask on before helping anyone else.

You can not properly take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself first.

Today’s challenge is to take the time at some point to make a conscious effort to do something you like without worry or concern someone will be upset with you. 

Take the time to do something “you” enjoy.

When you do, I promise you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated to continue to do what you do for the other people in your life.

Everyone, including you, needs time to rest and regroup.  It is time to learn how to set up those healthy boundaries allowing yourself the time to just rest and breathe again.

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. – Brene Brown

 

 

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Cultivate Relationships

Encouragement Today & Motivation Monday

2AC6723D-4080-4B1D-B5E3-C54F3DA0E309Do you have family and friends who mean everything to you?

Most people do, now think about what you do to keep them close? Do you invest your time, effort, imagination, and energy into them?

“Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.” Jim Rohn 

Do you shop for them? Text them? Call them? Show them how much you love and care for them?

Most people would say yes because that is how we maintain our relationships.

Ok, how about this twist, do you have a relationship that is struggling? Do you have a spouse, family member, or a close friend that is in your life and you are struggling to maintain a relationship with them?

I am going to present a challenge to you. Thoughtfully and prayerfully consider what they like and what they hold that is meaningful to them then consider doing an act of love for them today.

This act should not be done to receive any form of recognition back. It should be done to show them for no specific reason that you love them and still care about them.

Things to consider can be sending flowers. Write a note and deliver or mail it to just say, “I love you or I was thinking about you today.” Consider if you work with them or live with them of buying their favorite drink or snack and leave it on their desk or on the table with a simple note that says I care about you. Consider if you live with them to make their favorite food.

It can be simple, but it has to come from your heart. 

It is amazing how fragile and damaged relationships stem a lot from the feeling of abandonment or damaged feelings. They don’t feel loved or cared about any more.

Now, I can hear many of you thinking, but I am the one who has been damaged and hurt. They ruined our relationship and I am hurt.

My friend, I am there with you. I know that hurt feeling and how deep it runs, but it doesn’t dismiss us from still doing what is right.

I am feeling in my heart this note of encouragement was designed for many of you who are hurt by someone. I feel God is wanting me to encourage all of you to do this random act of love because He is already working on their hearts. He is healing their hearts, but He needs your help by sharing just a simple moment of your time with a simple gesture of love to encourage the healing in their hearts.

Now, be mindful, this one random act of love by itself isn’t enough, however every act of healing has to begin with taking one step forward. I, by no means, am stating this will heal all relationships, but I am stating if you go out on this limb then God will guide you from there.

My challenge is designed to encourage you to take that first difficult step forward and I am trusting God will do the rest for you.

When I give you these challenges I take them seriously as well. While I was writing this I had two people come to mind that I will be doing my simple gestures for.

Now, My Friend, how about you? Will you consider doing this for someone God puts on your heart?

If you do, feel free to leave a simple comment below stating I will accept your challenge.