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Blessings Await During The Storms

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Today’s Encouragement

As I got up exhausted this morning, I strolled to my kitchen, only to be reminded God’s blessings come in His timing and not in mine.

Are you struggling in an area where you just keep praying over something in your life and you have been waiting for an answer or a direction?

Be encouraged by His words:

He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

My friend, I encourage you to not give up. God is hearing you. He hears your desperate pleas. He knows your fears and frustrations. He is wiping your tears away while He is holding you in His arms.

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Seize The Moments

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As many people are enjoying their weekend off and spending time running errands and catching up with every day life from a busy week, I want to encourage you to remember the simple things as well.

Remember the importance of spending some quality time with those you love.

“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.”

Unknown Author

I love this moment my daughter captured last night at a football game we attended.

For those who follow my blog, you know the chronic illness and migraines my daughter struggles with on a day basis, so I have learned to truly appreciate the simple things we can share together.

I try very hard to not take time with her for granted, because I never know when we can go from having a wonderful time together to her struggling in pain again.

God gave you your family. Enjoy some time together this weekend.

Do not allow opportunities to pass you by. Those opportunities are moments to make memories and it is those memories you will look back on and cherish one day.

My Friend, enjoy your day together.

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Stop…Rest…Breathe…and Repeat

Today’s reminder is to take a step back and find some time to just be still.

Rest my friend.

Allow your mind, body, and soul to unwind.

Allow that small quiet voice of God to speak to you and allow Him to breathe peace into your very being.

Stop…Rest…Breathe…and Repeat today! 💜

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Refresh, Recharge, & Rest

This is your weekend reminder to take some time to slow down.

Take some time to refresh, recharge, & rest today.

Clear your schedule of the busy life you live and allow yourself the time to decompress.

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Rest and Recover

We Survived The Week

Today is the day where we should be able to rest from the craziness of the week.

I know for many of us, however, today is the day in which we try to catch upon our house chores, the dishes, the laundry, the grocery shopping, and the kids youth activities, but I want to remind you of the importance to make some time to rest in order to refresh your mind, body, and soul.

God reminds us how important this is or He wouldn’t have it in the Bible.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Consider this, My Friend. You will not regret it. Give your body and your mind this much needed down time.

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The Battle of Courage

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It is Friday night again and we are sitting here together as Kiddo does another week of IgG Infusions.

This is not the best way for her to spend her Friday night, as most college students her age are out having fun, but doing it tonight is proving to be so much better for her.

By doing this on Friday night she is able to go to bed and sleep off the side effects that she was was trying to work (literally through) before she changed to Friday night. She is also able to rest her body tomorrow as she struggles through the remaining side effects.

She is amazingly strong and courageous. Every time she does this, she amazes me at the strength she has to sit there and inject 4 separate needles into her legs and then sit there for an hour or more while she waits for the infusion to finish.

For all she battles with her body on a daily basis, it breaks my heart to watch her, but I also find a sense of pride to call her my daughter because I know she has dig deep down inside to do something that the rest of us take for granted every day.

Her road ahead looks a bit dark as we struggle to figure out what it is going to take to give her her life back, but thankfully after four long hard years of struggling already and battling for the fights we have won and battling the fights we have lost, we are closer now to finding this solution than she has ever been in the years back.

It is my prayer that the journey she is on with the new medicines and treatments that there will be an end to this battle she battles within her body.

I was going to get ready to close until she just read me this amazingly fitting bible verse which I will share with you as well,

God is with her, she will not fall. Ps 46:5

God, you are amazing with your timing.

I was not going to write tonight as I often feel like what I write is not important and would not affect anyone else, but with closing with this verse and knowing Kiddo has no idea what I am doing, I know I was meant to write this tonight.

If you are battling a battle that is one you never dreamt you would battle, know you are not alone.

God has your back just as He has my daughter’s. He is with you, My Friend!

Find peace and comfort in this tonight.

Now I am going to close as I am sure Kiddos infusion should be close to being finished.

My friend, rest tonight. Allow God to take the burdens of the week away from you and sleep in the protection of His arms tonight.

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Slow Down, Breathe, and Find Rest

Christmas Note of Encouragement

This is your gentle Christmas Reminder.

Find some time today to rest your mind, body and soul from the hustle and bustle of the crazy busy of the season. If you do, God will bless you with the time to get everything done.

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Slow Down and Enjoy The Holiday Season

Christmas Encouragement 

There is something simplistic about Christmas time if you take the time to enjoy it.

My friend, do not forget to slow down and breathe while enjoying your favorite parts of this season. If that looks like sitting down in front of the Christmas tree with a hot cup of cocoa and Christmas music playing in the background or if it shopping for Christmas presents while taking the time to get a cup of coffee and sitting down in a cafe to enjoy it, the key is to allow yourself to soak up the parts of the holiday season that bring you joy to your life.

Do not get so busy that these simple pleasures in life slip you by.

Merry Christmas!
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Good Night Weekend, Hello Monday

Encouragement Tonight

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As we prepare to go into a new week, it is my prayer God will go ahead of us and pave the way for what we do not know awaits us.
 
Hugs to those who are struggling during this season in your life. I know God knows about all of it and He is already ahead of us in anything we could try to plan.
 
For those who are in a relatively easy season where life just seems to be allowing you to coast along, enjoy it. Rest here my friend as I suspect you are either coming out of a difficult time or God may have you preparing for one that is ahead of you at some point.
 
I am not trying to be doom and gloom on my last sentence, but I remember once I had a pastor tell me we are all experiencing journeys in our lives. We are either in the middle of a hard time, getting ready to go through one, or you just came out of one.
 
It made so much sense and I have truly witnessed this happen in my own life over the years.
 
It is, however, my desire to leave you on a much happier note. It is my prayer you were able to get some rest this weekend, or you were able to get some much-needed stuff done. Either way, it happened, I hope you are able to get a good night sleep and are able to start your week off with a wonderful Monday morning.
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Walking Toward Peace and Rest

Encouragement Today

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Today’s weekend inspiration is to remember this simple phrase,

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.” Author Unknown

My friend, today’s reminder is to encourage you to practice the power of positivity.

It is so much easier to focus on how bad things are when you are going through the drudges of life, but if you try to focus on something positive during these times, life will not be filled with as much darkness and with as many difficulties.

It is easy to multiply problems, but I, however, would rather focus on multiplying positive and encouraging things.

My friend, if you are struggling with a difficult situation and it has you consumed, try today to look for something that you love or an encouraging activity you live. Spend some time finding a place that brings joy and sunshine back into your life.

If you have been in a place of difficulties for a while, this may be difficult initially, but do not give up. Make it a personal quest if you need to, but seek out your place of joy and focus on it and the happy, relaxing, and peaceful feeling you get from this.

When you do, it will give you a place of rest this weekend. It may even trigger a healing you may be in need of.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you wish to share what brought joy and peace to you. Especially if it was not easy to find.