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The Path Less Traveled

You’ve got this Friend!

 “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go; just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” -Unknown

You’ve got anything life can throw your way.

God has empowered you with the strength, determination, and endurance to battle what lays ahead.

Remember, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1 ESV.

Take one step at a time and lean on God for your strength as well as your refuge.

One day you will look back on today and give God the praise for helping you get through it.

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 ESV.

Hang in there and know, whatever you may be going through, it will not last forever.

You’ve got this Friend, you’ve got this! 💜

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Turning Frustrations Into Determination

Are you having one of those days where you just wish something would go right?

Maybe you were up all night or you got up and your car wouldn’t start, or you just received a phone call from the baby sitter saying you need to leave work to pick up your sick child?

It doesn’t matter what you have struggled with today.

All that matters is that you are still moving forward.

Instead of allowing your frustrations to manifest in your soul and consume your entire day, try releasing all the penned up anxiety and turn it into the power of determination.

Use that extra adrenaline energy for something good and redeem your day.

You will feel better when you do.

You’ve got this Friend! 💜

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Take One Step At A Time

Encouragement Today

You’ve got this today!

No matter what lays ahead just focus on right now.

One step at a time while you tackle one task at a time.

Breathe in and out.

You’ve got this because I believe in you!

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You Are Never In Total Darkness

Do You Struggle With The Power of Darkness

I am feeling God has a few of His own who are in need of some encouragement today.

  • Are you struggling with finding your self worth and identity because somehow over the years and the busyness of life you have lost who you are? Know, you are not alone.
  • Are you struggling in a difficult relationship? Do you struggle with a battle within you to know if you stay and fight for your marriage or is it time to walk away? Know, you are not alone.
  • Are you fighting with health needs? Are you in pain all the time? Are you frustrated with fighting with the doctors or insurance companies to get them to listen to you, to hear you, and to help you? Know, you are not alone.
  • Are you in a season of struggling with your child/ren to get them to listen to you. Do you feel like they are distancing themselves from you and your family? Are you frustrated and discouraged? My friend, do not walk away from this struggle. Keep pray, keep loving, and keep reaching out to them. They need you, even though they may not feel as though they do. Fight for your child! Remain their safe place. Know, you are not alone.
  • Are you a new parent who is fighting sleep deprivation and as a result feel the weight of darkness all around, but you do not tell anyone as this is suppose to be one of your happiest times in your life, as you hold the love of your life in your arms? Know, you are not alone.

My friend, God gave me this verse for you, who are in pain today.

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”” John 8:12 NKJV

No matter how dark life might seem, please know there is a light that is wrapped around you. This light is so you will never remain in total darkness. It is God’s light which surrounds you and has you consumed because one day you believed in Him.

Allow that light to shine on your darkness while you use it to light the way out of this dark time. Follow it until you find the peace and comfort you need to not feel alone.

My friend, reach out to those who are closest to you. Allow them to help you, pray for you, and encourage you.

If you feel they are not enough and you would rather reach out to someone who doesn’t know you, feel free to leave a comment below. I am here to lift you up in prayer.

My hope God uses today’s encouragement to touch your heart and to remind you, you are not alone.
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Love, Strength and Sunsets

The Same Love That Created The Sunset, Loves You as Well

I hope my daughter doesn’t mind my sharing an absolutely beautiful sunset she sent me last night as she was crossing over the water on her way home. This sunset can only be made by God, it’s Creator.

Today’s message is short, but my prayer is that it is meaningful.

My friend, I am here to remind you today, no matter what you may be facing or what obstacles you may be trying to hurdle, that the same God who created this sunset is the same God who will walk you through your situation.

Here is a verse to cling to if you are in need of His promise to love us unconditionally,

“The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” Psalm 33:5 NIV

‭‭I do not know what your circumstances are, but I know one thing that is true, God’s Love is always and forever, with no strings attached.

He loves us even when we forget how to love our selves.

Lean on Him today, My Friend! He will give you the strength you need.

Hugs to each and one of you! 💜

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Believe In Yourself

Encouragement Today

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Do you struggle with the feeling of…

  • worthlessness
  • lack of self-confidence
  • not adequate
  • not strong enough
  • not brave enough
  • not a good mom
  • not a good dad
  • not a good daughter
  • not a good son
  • not a good employee/er

Does life just seem to haunt you at every turn? Does life just seem like it is falling apart no matter how much you try to make it right?

My friend, this is a deep and tough topic, but one I feel many of us, if we were to talk about it openly, would admit we feel from time to time, if not daily for some of us.

Life has become tough for many people, but how we see ourselves in those difficulties defines us, even if those thoughts are lies we tell ourselves.

Sweet friend, this year has been a year of great difficulty and one of great reflection on my end. I am exploring many aspects of my life and through this exploration, great sadness seems to resonate through it all. The difficulties are only marked by how I choose to handle them and what I tell myself through it all.

Do you struggle with self-evaluation, but what you see and what you tell yourself are often times two entirely different things? Are you your toughest critic?

My friend, today I am coming to you with a simple phrase that came to me as I was beginning my day. “BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!” 

Believe In Yourself by

  • Believing you are… bigger than any struggle or conflict you may be experiencing.
  • Believing you are… stronger than any obstacle you have in your way.
  • Believing you will…  come out at the end of this situation bigger, wiser, and powerful because you succeeded and made it to the end of what you are struggling through.
  • Believing you are… and will always be a child of God and He has not forsaken you no matter how dark life may be.
  • Believing you are… never alone no matter how lonely you may feel.
  • Believing you are… just as good as those people you look up to and admire.
  • Believing you are… BEAUTIFUL and ENOUGH!!!!!!!! 

My friend, it is all too easy to believe the lies we tell ourselves about how not worthy we are or how we are not smart enough, strong enough, courageous enough, brave enough, or loving enough, but remember this important truth… THEY ARE ALL LIES!!!!!!!!!!! You are not any of these. 

Fight back against the lies and when they creep into your thoughts, fight back against them and tell yourself the exact opposite, but more importantly, BELIEVE THEM! BELIEVE IN YOU AGAIN!!!!! 

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Pressing Forward

Encouragement Today

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“Whenever you’re tempted to dwell in the past, repeat this word: forward. Brainstorm one positive thought and action to use to keep you moving forward. When you’re tempted to indulge in a negative, regressive behavior, swap it for one that will move you forward.” Karen Salmansohn

Do not allow your negative thoughts to take control over your life. Ask God to show you the where the truth lies in your negative thinking so you can avoid the self-destruction the negative thoughts can create.

Seek God’s wisdom to show you how to turn this negativity into something positive so you can move forward more easily than battling the constant struggle which negativity can cause.

Have the courage to push forward even though the road may be bumpy and rocky and often not clearly marked knowing that when you reach your destination, it will be more beautiful than you could have ever imagined. Your blessing for the difficult journey will be worth the work when you get there. 

Have a spectacular day as you press “forward” in your day!!!
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Overcoming Obstacles Makes Life Meaningful

Encouragement Today

5DDB1E85-7170-466A-9B14-C19C42D7C297Today’s inspiration comes from this quote by Joshua J. Marine.

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

Are you struggling with a difficult situation in your life? Does it seem like no matter how hard you to fight to get ahead, you seem to get knocked backwards at every turn?

My friend, it is my hope and prayer that as you overcome the challenges you will be able see the meaning hidden behind the challenge.

Each obstacle in life is there to allow you to grow, develop, and mature from. Once you learn the lesson, you will be able to see the meaning hidden in the message and then you will make peace with the difficulty. Whether we like what we are going through or not, it doesn’t really matter in the end. What matters is what we are able to grow and mature from.

My friend, instead of beating yourself up over the situation, take the time to study it. Gain knowledge and wisdom from it and in the end you should be able to see the blessing in it.