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Speaking Words of Encouragement to Uplift Rather than Tear Down

Speaking Words of Encouragement to Uplift Rather than Tear Down

Encouraging Words Lift Up – NOT Tear Down!     After yet another unplanned “leave of absence” from blogging … suffering a bit of blogging burnout, I think, or I just needed a break after the rush to defend my dissertation and complete my Doctor of Education program … I’m back to try to pick up the pace and work on once again providing you with DAILY words of encouragement, as advertised! 😉   Expressing Encouragement – that expression of…

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Check Out My Spruce Up Spring Special – UBC Day 8 #blogboost

Check Out My Spruce Up Spring Special – UBC Day 8 #blogboost

  PROMOTION TIME! Pinwheel Pillow   I  am still playing catch-up after a big working weekend–but it was worth it, since I was able to invoice for almost four figures! 😉 The UBC writing prompt for April 8th was to share a contest or a promotion. Since I did a contest during the last UBC month (in January), I thought I’d do a promotion post this time about my “Spruce Up Spring” special at my Etsy shop!      …

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Happy March 1st! Let’s Celebrate YOU and Your God-Given Gifts!

Happy March 1st! Let’s Celebrate YOU and Your God-Given Gifts!

Happy March 1st! Time to Celebrate YOU! 🙂   Welcome (or welcome back) to my Words of Encouragement blog, where I endeavor to share daily inspirational thoughts  that will hopefully uplift your spirit and speak to your life in some way. I typically post the inspirational thought, and then follow with my own reflections on it. Finally, I wrap it up with some questions to YOU, my readers! I also have a separate page for Daily Scripture Readings from Psalms…

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Which Is More Beneficial: Instant Gratification or Lasting Satisfaction?

Which Is More Beneficial: Instant Gratification or Lasting Satisfaction?

Instant Gratification or Lasting Satisfaction?   Which do you prefer: instant gratification or lasting satisfaction?  As our world continues to advance in technology, it seems we are more interested in instant gratification. Food is just one example. So many changes in food preparation, service, and delivery alone appear to accommodate the “I want it, and I want it NOW” mentality. Trouble is, so many “instant” and “fast service” foods tend to not be the healthiest for us, whereas the foods…

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Compete Aggressively or Seek Promotion and Favor

Compete Aggressively or Seek Promotion and Favor

Compete Aggressively or Seek Promotion and Favor?   In conjunction with yesterday’s post on competition vs. comparison, I thought I’d add another thought related to engaging in unbalanced competition versus seeking promotion and favor. ~~*~~   ~~*~~   So onto this Monday’s inspirational thought…   “According to the world’s system, the best place to be is ahead of everyone else. Popular thinking would say that we should try to get to the top no matter who we have to hurt…

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Essential Trilogy: Kindness, Grace, and Favor – October 4 Inspiration

Essential Trilogy: Kindness, Grace, and Favor – October 4 Inspiration

Kindness, grace, and favor.  An essential trilogy of attributes we need in our lives! Kindness is something we need for ourselves, as well as to extend to others. Grace, in relation to God, is His unmerited divine assistance and power. Favor is a friendly gesture, gracious kindness, or a special privilege. Definitely things we need in our lives everyday! ~~*~~ Here’s your inspiration for this Tuesday…   “Grace is God’s power coming to us free of charge to help us…

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