Relaunching Words of Encouragement

Relaunching Words of Encouragement

Hello? Is anybody out there? I have been away from this blog for far too long, but I’m relaunching it today, March 1st, 2015, with renewed motivation to blog regularly. This month is special to me, because it’s the month my beloved Dad and I shared birthdays, his on the 15th and mine on the 29th. We used to have group celebrations, and my Dad, middle daughter (I have three), and I all had spring birthdays.

My Dad, my middle daughter Jen (birthday in April), and me.
My middle daughter, (birthday in April), me, and my Dad…over 20 years ago.

If you are new to this blog, I invite you to read my “About” page, which explains the purpose and goal of this blog. Part of it is to honor the memory of my Dad, who we lost in 2002 to lymphoma.  Another part is to carry on his legacy of encouraging others, a gift he had even in his final hours of life.


I hope to do this by posting daily devotional shares and inspirational thoughts. I have also just added a page entitled Daily Scripture Readings for those who would like to read a few verses from Psalms and Proverbs each day.

So for today, March 1st, here are some devotional thoughts to ponder:


“God has created us to be different from one another; and He has done it on purpose. Each of us meets a need, and we are all part of God’s overall plan. God wants us to fit into His plan, not to feel pressured trying to fit into everyone else’s plans.

We should be free to love and accept ourselves and one another without feeling pressure to compare or compete. Secure people who know God loves them and has a plan for them are not threatened by the abilities of others. They enjoy what other people can do and they enjoy what they can do.”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”


“Lord, thank You that You love me deeply and tenderly. You are compassionate and gracious, full of lovingkindness, ready to forgive, patiently considerate, and generous beyond imagining.

You desire my love and rejoice to do good things for me. You delight to give me the desires of my heart as I delight myself in You. How precious is Your love to me, O God! I sing for joy as I take refuge in the shadow of Your wings!”

–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise” [Day 1]


“I believe we need to have what I call ‘divine connections.’ In other words, pray about your circle of friends. Don’t just decide what social group you want to be part of and then try to get into it. Instead, follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in choosing with whom you want to associate closely.

Pray: Lord, I ask you to bring the right friends into my life. Give me wisdom to know whom to welcome into my circle of friends. Amen.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional” [March 1]


I hope this relaunch of this blog will be a blessing to all who read and follow it.

Do you have favorite Bible verses, devotional books, or other inspirational sayings? Do you try to have a daily quiet time of meditation?

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